Can't run again :(

I can't believe that Im saying this but I feel so miserable that I can't go for a run today! Last run was monday so planned to go yesterday or today but feel rotten with a chesty cold so think its a bit daft to try. Im due to do w5r2 and as I'm skilled at giving up exercise programmes when the going gets tough I didnt want to have a break from the programme.

Oh well fingers crossed for tomorrow that this bug has flown and I can get out again.

5 Replies

  • Hey you! Your body is telling you to give it a break - listen to it. You must not beat yourself up for not going out with a chest cold. You will get out again once your body has got over the illness - if you really want to. It would be a shame to give up after getting so far into the programme. Be kind to yourself and it will all seem a lot better in a day or two. Take it gently and maybe just get out there for a walk instead. Keep your pecker up and don't feel so mis. Good luck!

  • Beek is right. I stopped after a bad Week 2 to allow an injury to clear up. Re-started week 2 this week, and I am right back into but better than last time. A rest won't do you any harm.

    Keep at it :-)

  • I had a bad chesty cold a few weeks ago. Was just going to start week 5 to! I didnt run but when i felt better i repeated two runs of week 4, going out later to do week 5 run 2. So dont give up everybody has bad weeks. When you feel better you will be itching to get out.

    Good Luck

  • Thanks everyone you're so encouraging, I'm going to plan a new route to hopefully make me motivated to go out when I'm well, thanks ally x

  • All that said... and I agree about not pushing to do the run... a bit of fresh air does no harm. Why not walk your usual route fairly briskly? It'll keep your fitness levels up and probably help clear the cold too.



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