Well I was feeling a bit rubbish last week and had a lot of pain in my left arm but put it down to giving blood at the end of July and the general heat. On Sunday i really struggled round my 9km route at a significantly slower pace than usual and was tired for the rest of the day. Went to the pool on Monday but found I just couldn't be bothered so only stayed 30mins and put more soreness in my arm down to "something in the pool water".
Turns out, that is what shingles feels / looks like before you get a rash! Rash appeared on Thursday and doctor put me straight on anti-virals. Went for a nice relaxed 5k to try to bring out a bit more rash (hurts less) and went out for a leisurely 6km this morning. Randomly my first three and final kms today were the fastest I've ever been!! (Let's not mention the fourth and fifth.)
Having to run in a burkha cos the rash has to be covered (looks gross and is the contagious bit of me). Was far too hot for long sleeves. Now feeling the waves of fatigue again but at least more rash seems to be appearing... sooo bored of being ill already, apparently this might last a month!! At least i can still run! 😂