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Feeling sorry for myself


Gorgeous, mild last day in September, leaves are changing colour, sunny skies and NO wind or rain; it is my W9R2 day and I am stuck inside with my duvet, sore head, stuffed nose, sneezing, sore jaw, sleep deprived, eyes streaming and scratchy throat :( So annoyed that I can't run. Hoping others are out enjoying the lovely day :)

Meanwhile I am recooperating on the couch so I can be fighting fit to graduate later this week.

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I feel your pain, I woke up this morning feeling the same :-( I ran yesterday and don't start week 5 till Tuesday, which by that time I hope to feel better.


Its really hard isnt it - you know you are not well enough to run but you are desperate to do so! This cult is really taking us over!!

I'm feeling a bit like that today too but maybe not as bad so am hoping to still do my run tomorrow.

I hope you feel better soon and get to graduate this week as you plan - that will be fantastic and the best medicine!


I Know how you feel, I've felt like that since yesterday. When I set off for my run yesterday my throat was sore, but I was determined as it was my graduation run. I made it to the end of my run OK, but when I set off to walk back to the car my knee was very painful, and aches started everywhere else started soon after, so maybe I should have delayed my run.

Hope Everyone recovers quickly.

How frustrating! Rest up so you can come back fighting fit for your final runs!


So close! Here is hoping for a quick recovery so that you can get out there and finish (only 2 more runs to go - good for you) . Feel better soon!


Take care of yourself. You'll be back out there and graduating in no time. Your health is more important than anything.


Sick during grad week! Yuck!!! I hope you can get some rest and then take on those runs with a passion! Almost there!!!!!! :-)

Bad luck Newbie but hey, these things are sent to try us and you'll be fighting fit very soon.


Oh no, Newbie!! What terrible timing, graduation is right around the corner!! I hope that you have a quick recovery and two awesome runs leading up to your graduation "badge!!"


Thanks everyone for all your support and encouragement :)

I'm still feeling horrible but I'm resting and relaxing as much as possible. I might try a walk tomorrow depending on how I'm feeling and try to get back on track for Thursday. I guess it's just the time of year for these things and something that if I want to continue running, I'll have to contend with in the future too!

in reply to Hidden

fingers crossed you feel better by then. Its apparently ok to run with a cold, if you feel up to it, but not if you have a high temperature, so do make sure you are well enough. I think I went back to it too soon after my heavy chesty cough and cold last week, so I'd advise you to make the most of a couple of days rest to properly recover.

in reply to vixiej

Thanks vixiej, I've had a really heavy cold which has completely knocked me for 6, otherwise I'd def be out there :) I thought I'd be well enough for a walk today, but no joy. Will have an early night tonight and test the waters tomorrow. So close to the end but I know it is more important to be fully well before doing my final 2 (pr however many it takes) runs.

in reply to Hidden

I'll have my fingers crossed for you tomorrow, don't rush into it though if you're not feeling 100%. Once you've recovered you can enjoy your final 2 runs of the programme. Horrible colds can really knock you for six.

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