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Germs! I HATE YOU!!!!!

Oh man! There I was, rattling through my nice steady 16 week HM plan for the Cambridge Half ... on Week 8 which got to 13k last week, had a 14k planned for this weekend but Tuesday night into Wednesday saw me in the grip of the dreaded flu bug thing that's struck down so many others in the UK it seems. Ok, so it may not be proper flu, but it's the closest thing I've ever experienced as have never felt so rough in all my numerous days! This week has been a write off as can't even venture further than bed to shower to sofa as I learned last year that running with chest infection is a baaaaaad thing to do and as this is a full body/head/chest experience rather than just a head cold I suppose I need to let it work through. Dragged myself into work but got sent home as was making everyone else feel ill just looking at me! So ... now fretting that a week off will scupper my plans but overall know that whatever damage it's done to my schedule, I need to pull my socks up once recovered and just get on with it. Big get well vibes to anyone else suffering ... is it next year yet??!! :-(

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I feel your pain - I didn't run or do anything really for almost 2 weeks with a similar infection. You will get over it, and then you will find you really haven't lost too much in your running progress. Hope you get better soon!

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Oh poo, hope you've turned a corner! I've had some enforced down-time too, but rest assured - we'll be back :D

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Oh rotten eck! So flippin annoying being poorly. Grrrrrr. Have at you dam* germs! Drink some brandy in hot water and lemon, honey is good too. Couple of Neurofen or sommat last thing at night and hopefully you'll be good to go real soon. Bovril is a comforting drink if you can't eat properly. You will pick your running plan up dont worry. It can't be helped.

Good luck with your new year running once you do get back on the road.

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So annoying! But you just have to let yourself get better. I think easing back into things will get you back on track sooner than trying to force yourself to catch up.

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Get some proper rest and don't go back to work until you feel ok. I swear by the zinc and vitamin tablets you dissolve in water for keeping cold germs at bay.

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