Since graduation I got the one run in and then things just kinda fell apart around here. I started to come down with a cold. All week i have been coughing, stuffy/runny nose and just feeling terrible. If that wasn't bad enough our town was hit with record amounts of rain in a very short period of time causing wide spread flooding. I've never seen anything like it. Fortunately my home was spared but so many around me have lost everything in the lower parts of their homes. My mother's basement got flooded so I went over and helped her as much as I could. Mopping the basement, moving stuff, throwing away stuff. It's was really sad. I could see how this has weighed on her. At her age she shouldn't have to be dealing with all of this. The rain has been off and on for days, very little sun. I spent the better part of yesterday on the couch just trying to feel better. I haven't been able to just rest due to everything going on. Today when I woke my nose seems a bit less stuffed(but i'm still coughing a lot) ,I'm hoping this cold is on it's way out. I think about getting back to my running and worry I have lost progress. I hope when i resume I'm not struggling more than usual. I hope everyone is doing well and getting successful runs in. It's funny how much I have thought about my 'runs' this past week. As much as i don't want to admit I'm hooked on running..i may just be.lol I've missed the quiet calm of my early morning runs, the feelings of accomplishment. This week they are calling for less rain and milder temperatures so if i can kick this cold i'm hoping to get out there again. My old bones are getting rusty without the daily exercise they have started to get accustomed to.