Wednesday night, however, I did not feel so hot. When I sat down on the couch, I thought I may never get up again. When I woke up Thursday morning, everything seemed to be back to normal until about an hour into the school day. I was such an exhausted, achy, stuffy, pathetic mess. My students eyed me very suspiciously as I emptied an entire Kleenex box. I was almost certain I had THE FLU. Which would be so embarrassing because I've had every opportunity to get the flu shot, but just never got around to it.
I got through the school day, rested for a little while laying down my head on my desk on a pillow fashioned from my coat, got through PTO, and was so miserable by the time I drove home that I actually considered pulling over on the side of the road and calling my husband to come get me.
After a phone diagnosis from my mom, the doctor, and a home visit from my mother-in-law, the nurse, it was determined that I did not have the flu, just a really bad cold. Which made me grateful, but also made me feel like a pansy to be so decimated by just a cold.
Honestly though, this is the first time I've really been sick since college and if I'm only sick twice a decade, I think I have the right to be a complete baby when it does happen. Yesterday was pretty rough again, but a sub came for me at lunchtime and I got to go home and be pathetic without 26 little pairs of eyes watching my demise.
Today, I'm definitely not 100%, but I'm feeling a lot better. 10 miles in on my marathon training plan for today, but it's not happening. I'm a little concerned about getting behind on my training, but there's nothing I can do about it right now. I've got 12 miles on the schedule for next weekend and 12 the weekend after that.
How do you make up for missing a long run? Should I try to get it in, maybe on Tuesday, when I'm rested up? Or should I just forget about it, get my shorter runs this week and then go long next weekend?