One thing I have prided myself on for the past several years is the ability to avoid sickness. I really cannot remember being sick since sometime early in my high school days, which is 4 or 5 years ago. I do not do anything out of the ordinary, besides maybe the amount of green tea I drink. But, last week, I "got sick". It is nothing bad, mainly annoying and frustrating, especially going this long without getting sick. I am mainly coughing, a lot, and spitting up a bunch of mucus. There is no cold, stomach ache, or anything along those lines, just coughing My muscles could be a little fatigued, but that might just be from the hard workout on Friday and really hilly trail run Saturday. My chest hurts from coughing so much and I can't even laugh without having a cough session! I have been trying to self heal myself, since I don't like the idea of taking medicine. Hopefully this goes away soon.
In other news, today I reached my 10th week in a row at 100+ miles. It has all been good this year with running, 5 races, 5 PR's. I will be running the 10K at Duke this Friday night, and that should be another PR, since my fastest is only 33 minutes. The field will be stacked as well, so I can just get comfortable and go with the flow (no leading this race!).
Looking forward to some cough free runs soon!