I have managed to pick up a real hum-dinger of a cold and feel grounded. I am not very happy.
After work on Wednesday I went for a run, just 5 miles, and I knew something was coming on. Thursday at work I started coughing to the point a colleague wouldn't sit anywhere near me! Yesterday (Friday, that is) I was coughing away very loudly and I demonstrated that to everyone who spoke to me. Today I have a runny nose and a horrible cough. Drat.
What's more, the photo shows what our back garden looks like. Astonishingly it has snowed AGAIN which makes running doubly difficult. Drat, drat and double flippin' drat.
This all means running this weekend is a write-off and it's almost a bit of deja vu as last year I fell behind with my training, bounced back and over did it. So for this year I'll take a little more care bouncing back; I know I have a reasonable base fitness and I easily run half marathons at weekends so bridging the gap to a full marathon will hopefully be achievable.
This 'self talk' is important. I believe there is a strong link between having a positive attitude and staying well, which ordinarily I do well. This time my hum-dinger of a cold has got the better of me. Actually is it a cold? Perhaps it is. Can't possibly be "man flu", surely....?
the meaning of "drat"
According to my Apple computer it is a mild feeling of anger or annoyance, as used by Dick Dastardly. That just about sums it up right now!