It has been almost 2 weeks since the last time I worked out, and more importantly, ran. A destructive virus ripped through the household and extended household. Consequently, my body has not been in any mood to do anything physical. I am still on the tail end of a chest cold, but it is too nice out not to do anything again.
I just finished up a 3.4 mile run in 30 minutes. I just ran for feel and after about 10 minutes, I realized I do still have a bit of a chest cold or something. I started to feel like a 2 pack a day smoker. Mentally, I was in a good place getting out for a run. Also, my lower body, the legs, were responding well too. I felt strong enough to go 5-6 miles today, except in the chest. It was, and even now sitting here, still is tight and weak. It's amazing how much damage a virus can do. I haven't been sick for this long ever I don't think. My plan is to run again tomorrow and move past sickness.
It is time to ramp up the fitness again. I am telling myself that the last 2 weeks were a great rest on the legs and joints before I make a big push through the spring and summer. I plan to get higher in mileage than I ever have before.