Lots of flying around last week with business travel and then getting caught in a torrential downpour on Friday for a hour meant that there was a bit of a head cold at the weekend which mutated into full blown, viral, contagious, chalk-marks-left-on-the-front-door man flu.
Also known by its more common term Littlus Sniffinus.
I always have the same symptoms whereby its a stuffy nose for 48 hours then an irritating chesty wheezy cough that I just cant shift for about 3 weeks. 2 large bottles of Covonia does the trick but that is not available over here.
So now we have the run down on my medical history my question is this...
Is it ok to run with a chesty cough?
I realise this probably sounds daft but at the end of the day, despite the glamour and glitz of graduating from C25K I am still not exactly an experienced runner with knowledge on such things. Some websites / blogs say it is good as you are in the fresh air and if you had pneumonia in a hospital they keep you up and moving. Others say that you will die from asphyxiation by the end of 100mtrs and self implode.
Its just that despite not running for the previous 49 years, the fact that I have not run now for 6 days is really getting to me.
Any advice or reading of last rites welcome.