1 Good Run

Remember that sickness I told you about last Wednesday?

I thought it was something I would be over in a couple days or so. But the fact is…it just kept hanging on…and on…and on.

In fact, I came up with a little summary of my sick time:


It’s true. I stopped running when I got sick because I felt so miserable. When Jonathan asked me this past week if I wanted to run after work, my first reaction was, “No, because I feel awful.” And then I thought – hey, I’ve been feeling awful for such a long time now…I might as well run and see if it helps.

The day after I ran I felt great. I mean, I still have a cold and sniffles I’m working to get rid of, but now I have energy and practically zero headaches. Awesomesauce.

So, those 9 days of sickness? Headaches, sneezing, coughing, tiredness, and overall-yuckiness? Where’s the blessing?

I can’t tell you how much more I value my health.

And next time? I think running will be a lot higher up on the list.


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  1. Abby says:

    Our family kept being really sick last fall. It all started with viruses two or three times then to top it off we each got a cold that seemed to last forever. So far we have not been as sick as we were last year. You are right about appreciating your health much better after being sick though. After I had gotten over that long cold I just couldn’t beleive how good I felt.

    I hope you continue to get better.

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