I've never been a smoker. (Well, unless you count the "lost weekend" phase of my life in 2001-2002 where I celebrated splitting up from a mad woman by smoking ciggies. I know. Weird eh?). But essentially, I'm a fit chap - and was at my adult fittest most recently thanks to, our good friend RUNNING! However since my chest infection over the past five weeks I am left somewhat beaten up, so therefore I'd be most thankful to receive your most wise advice ;
How long should I give it before even attempting a short outing?
I'm all but recovered - in that I don't feel like death anymore and my coughing fits are down to two or three a day from about 120 per day. I've done two walks over the past two days which left me cream crackered and a bit breathless and I've still got residual chesty stuff going on. I want to run but sure as hell don't want to do any damage which would result in me being bed ridden again!
So dear readers, if there are any of you who were once fit and thrusting like me and was then knocked for six by an illness, how long did it take YOU to return to greatness?
I await with baited breath, legs and fingers crossed and loins girded.
As ever your loyal servant