So disappointed

I was due to start week 4 today, but my glands are swollen and I feel like I've swallowed a ping pong ball :( I've been saying all day that I'm going to go anyway, even though it's been raining - yet my brother and hubby have pointed out it's not very wise and running like this in this weather will probably cause more damage. I can't afford to get sick as I've got 3 little ones to look after.

I'm totally gutted.

I know they're right. I'm now aching all over and feeling lousy in general, but I just can't help feeling like a failure. :(


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14 Replies

  • Ahh purplegoose, big hugs to you. Who'd have thought a few weeks ago we would be desperate to go out running even feeling ill.

    Think your brother and other half are probably right though. Rest up and you will be better and back running before you know it.

    Jules xx

  • Aww thanks Jules.

    Haha that was exactly what my husband said as I was holding back the tears - how silly am I!

    An early night and I feeling better xxx

  • Hope you are feeling a little better today. I get it. Think I would feel the same.

    Jules xx

  • Hi purplegoose. Illness is not a failure. If you're aching all over and feeling lousy in general, then the last thing you should be doing is running. You need to rest up until you get over it. The rest will do you good (though I'm not sure how much rest you'll get with 3 little ones!), and week 4 will still be there when you're feeling fitter.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • Thank you Viv, of course you're right, it's just frustrating to not be able to get out there!

    I'm taking things easy today too... Well as easy as possible with the kids. Lots of carpet playing today ;) x

  • Glad to hear you're taking it as easy as you can. It wasn't a particularly nice day to go running today anyway (at least not where I live), and hopefully by the time you feel better the weather will have improved :-)

    Take care.

  • No , no - not a failure, just a small setback. Get well and get back out there. Running is for life so a few days lost is nothing. Feel better soon.

  • The difference between people who succeed and people who don't is not the setbacks they encounter, the breaks they have to take, but coming back afterwards.

    Cosset yourself as much as you can, C25K will still be there in a week or two. If it was the sniffles then, yeah, up and out and it would probably do you good, but not this.

  • Not a failure. We all get sick, injured or whatever. I have run when sick and it floored me meaning it probably took twice as long to recover (lesson learnt!) - Get Well Soon! x

  • You are not a failure, you have an illness. From my own experience I started c25k in September and finished in April due to illnesses etc. BUT I still finished and you will too. Take care.

  • How lovely you all are! Feeling better today, but think it's sensible to hold off until at least tomorrow. Thank you so much for your kind words, they have really helped a lot.

    When I get back out there I'll have all your msgs in my head, spurring me on!!


  • We can be ill together. (Or recovering together.)

    I'm currently suffering from dizziness from a minor bug that I had last Friday. The dizziness gets worse when I move. Just walking can make me quite dizzy so no running this week. Can't believe that I actually WANT to get out there running. I've had the dizziness problem before whenever I get a virus and usually I end up off work and recuperating at home for weeks. This time just one day off work and I'm raring to go. But... no way I can run. I'd just fall over!

    Had a great run last Thursday and felt great all day then on Friday... bleurghh. Starting to twitch slightly from the lack of exercise now! (There's something I never thought I'd say!)

    Hope you feel better soon. The trainers will still be there when we feel better. :-) (Twitching)

  • Oh dear Rainbowsmurf, that sounds awful - I suffered with dizziness throughout pregnancy and it's not nice at all. Glad that you've not needed much time off, hopefully that's a sign you won't be suffering for weeks this time.

    I've taken painkillers today and they seem to have helped a lot. Fingers crossed we'll both be back in the game before the end of the week! :)

  • :-)

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