I had been feeling invincible. Couch to 5K completed. A 10K entered next July. Ensconced In NZ since Jan, running 5k three time a week in the sun. And then wham! A visiting Pom with a cold turned my life around. I awoke with a sore throat after his departure 2 weeks ago and decided not to run. Since then the virus from hell has chased its way around my body. I am now back in my second bout of head-cold, cough, runny nose and headache. On top of that horrible things like veruccas have emerged on my feet. My daughter, who is a vet, and presumably knows about these things says I have overtrained and compromised my immune system. In other words, I should behave suitably for my age, and all that running was actually bad for me. I am feeling SO depressed. Partly because I miss the endorphins of running and partly because I had believed so strongly that running was doing me good. Some words of comfort required pleeeease...
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