So, last week was a waste. On Saturday some Enanitos Verdes* moved into my chest.
I only wish they serenaded me with something more than a percussive cough. A year or two ago, I developed pneumonia because I went too hard when I was developing what I thought was a minor cold. Will never do that again. Pneumonia is no joke. Sucked.
I didn't run from Sunday through Wednesday. Finally on Thursday I had to grab the Beanery from his school and I ran over there with Jackson and the Chariot. I was still coughing up stuff, but it was a nice frothy white rather than rather dense green. Friday I was off again, but that was mostly caution and Saturday and Sunday I ran the same 4 mile loop each day. Today I'll be back at it full time.
One thing I did to mitigate the temptation to go hard on my runs was to run barefoot when I did get out. Those 4 milers were longer than any previous barefoot run and now the balls of my feet are a bit chaffed. I'll be running in my Vibrams today to allow for some healing.
Another weird injury occurred because I wear a belt leash around my waist so that I have both hands free when running with Homey. I have always had a "sensitive" lower back. It'll go out for little to no good reason and for a week or so I have trouble bending over and picking something up. I'd never had a problem with the dog around my waist before, but this weekend he was pulling pretty good and I noticed it occasionally messing with my form by rotating my hips forward at the top. Jackson isn't typically a puller, but he was hyped for the running Saturday for sure, probably because we hadn't been out because I was sick.
Otherwise, I've gotta praise my Eagles for their really nice win yesterday. They played seemingly well in all phases of the game, and MV7 wasn't the quarterback meaning I could cheer the plays and the players. Why do I bring this up? Well, first off, I've been an Eagle fan since before their first super bowl appearance and second, because I was one productive house husband this weekend. During the game, I baked bread and did laundry and after the game I made dough for pizza. That was a score!
Thanks for reading.
*Enanitos Verdes = Little Green Men (or Green Dwarves)...