Sunday, 16 March 2008

setbacks

it's been a difficult week, what with one thing & another. i did manage to complete the first workout of the week (run 5 minutes, walk 2.5 minutes, repeat twice more), although it was a bit of a slog. but the next day i was struck down with a cold, which quickly turned into a heinous chest infection (& what with the aforementioned asthma, chest-related illnesses become very serious very quickly with me). after a friday night trip to the emergency on-call doctor, i came away with various prescriptions for large doses of inhalers, steroids, and antibiotics, and am now feeling a tiny bit better.
it probably goes without saying, but since the simple act of breathing is currently occupying most of my time & energy, all running plans have gone right out the window. i'm on a week-long course of high-dosage drugs, so hopefully it'll be resolved fairly soon, but i'm bummed out by the effect this is going to have on my training - i'm not in good enough shape yet that i can take a week or two off and bounce back to where i was before, which means that i'll probably have to take a step or two back in the training program and have a couple of weeks of do-overs. sigh...

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