Ok, not really nothing. But I came pretty close. I ran errands, I did chores, I got sick. It was so close to nothing that I don’t even have any pictures from the week.
I’ve probably mentioned that it’s been a little smokey here from (fairly distant) wildfires. Tuesday was the worst so far: we could smell the smoke and couldn’t see the mountains. I am absurdly sensitive to smoke, so I was feeling tired and achy all day.
Wednesday afternoon I headed to a yoga class, where my muscles were shaky and I felt a bit off balance the whole time. It’s annoying, but it happens sometimes. Then I picked up my packet for the 5K I’ve been semi-training for.
Thursday morning I went for a short run. I felt fine before and during, but afterwards I started feeling more off balance and dizzy. I blamed it on the smoke, but by Friday evening I was definitely running a fever and didn’t even consider racing Saturday morning.
The worst part of having the fever is that I usually don’t even feel like reading. So this weekend I watched a lot of Warehouse 13 and Drunk History UK and Man vs. Food. Today I’m probably not running a fever (my thermometer is crap and I should replace it) and no longer feel like I’m going to fall over every time I stand up, so here’s to a new week.
How do you decide when not to run a race?
What do you read or watch on sick days?