More accurately, I will run like a soft breeze. Here is the problem: According to my records, I obtained a nasty cold on March 18. This cold lasted a full three weeks. It seemed to finally subside and I was able to run minimally for about a week around March 31. Shortly after, my cold either returned or I obtained a new cold. This cold hit me even harder and came with headaches, severe drowsiness and more coughing than a coughing machine.
I have begun to get better from this second strain and besides the occasional cough, I feel fine. I went to the doc's on Monday. I seem to have developed a strange crinkling sound/sensation in my lung on the right side. Having had Pneumonia several times in my life, I was freaking out a bit. The doctor did a chest X-Ray and it came back normal. The doctor told me that it was probably just some gunk from the cold rolling around.
One of my student's mom paid the $70. entry fee and they will be there rooting for me. Dropping out is not really an option.
I was finally able to run tonight... 7 miles to be exact. I have not really run in almost a month and I realized that I am completely out of shape. 13 miles is going to be a real chore - 7 miles was rough enough. My strange crackling sensations have seemed to have gotten worse, and being the enormous hypochondriac that I am, it scares me a little. But I assume that if something were really wrong with me, I probably would have not been able to run 7 miles.
So, we'll see how Saturday goes. Maybe I'll be breaking records with my new crackling lungs and out of shape beer belly. If you want to cheer me on, I will be running from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM and the race ends at the Gateway. I will be starting with my good friend Jesse. My sister-in-law, Jana, will also be running.
Sorry, no humor in me today. I apologize for the boring post.