But as fate would have it, a 100 mile month was not to happen. If I was being honest about it, I shouldn't have been running nearly as much as I had. I had been sick since early November. I had a nasty sinus infection that sort of went away, but not entirely. I was feeling slightly better, but then had a cough that wouldn't quit.
As I landed in Florida it seemed to have gotten even worse and I was completely laid up. I did finally start some antibiotics with the diagnoses that it was likely pneumonia. I spent my entire week on my parents couch. I listened to Serial (and like everyone else have become obsessed) watched two days of NCIS marathons and played an unnecessary amount of candy crush. It certainly wasn't the week I had wanted, but what I wanted and my body needed were very different.
I have now returned to the wonderful upstate NY, feeling better. But with a mid training cycles taper, I'm feeling less confident about my training than I was a week ago.