Hello to all - hope yesterday was a special Christmas Day and wishing you all a memorable Boxing Day! I hope to relax today and enjoy some family time.
How is everybody doing in the running world? I have had a few problems with this app and it doesn’t always let me in, plus a few problems with running in general .. I have put off posting for fear of negativity, plus being a graduate I am never sure if I should post too much. This forum provided me with wonderful support during my training, I think of those friends I made often!
So - the negative part - I am sad to say that I am now struggling a bit. It was going so well and I was enjoying progressing, consolidating my 5K runs and finding different routes and of course parkrun! Then I developed sinusitis from a cold I picked up at work (I work in a Reception Class), was on antibiotics and it generally took a long time to clear. I began by cutting down my runs to 2 a week as I just didn’t feel up to it, then I began to struggle mid-run with feeling a bit sick (TMI but this came from my nose/throat) and now I end up feeling a tight chest (I had asthma as a child, only ever feel it now if I’ve had proper flu which is hardly ever). My cold is still lingering and I feel like my chest is completely different. Could it be asthma? Am I still poorly? (I don’t think so it’s been too long).
The last run I attempted I managed only a mile and felt horrible in the chest afterwards. Not running my regular 5K is bringing me down and I feel I’m in danger of letting it go. To the point where I find it hard to get out in case I fail I guess or feel poorly.
Does any of you amazing people have any advice? I would love to do a bit of running this week.
My step-dad suggested a slow mile as almost a warm up, before walking and then attempting my 3 miles. This may help my chest? I feel quite unwell when running sometimes. I also get stitches which I hardly ever got before.
Sorry that this is long.