My only hope is that maybe if I keep at least running the 2.5 miles that maybe I can retain what little progress that I had made in the last month or so. Delusional? Maybe. I do know this....I don't think I would/will be able at this current state to run a few miles and then manage to go to work and be even halfway functioning. I tell myself to just do the work.....as much as my body will allow and whatever happens and has to be will be.
After my run I did run and errand or two...I went to lunch with my family and we visited a HUGE field of sunflowers. This picture isn't even half of it....and yes, that is sunflowers the whole way to the tree line.
Then I came home and did absolutely nothing, most of the time with my head resting because it was sooo heavy and hard to hold up on it's own.
So after my rough exhausted day (weekend if truth be known.....actually the last week has been one long run of exhaustion) I happened to see a bunch of these that remind me to just push forward....to do my best and do be happy with what I have achieved. Because as my brother and sister in law reminded me the other night on the phone when they were telling me about a person that we know that was talking about their running, I am actually doing incredible. How many people my weight can say that they can run 6 plus miles (ok, so I didn't run six today...but I ran six a week ago.) Ohh...and while I ONLY ran 2.5 miles today...and 2.5 miles on Saturday...I am doing it while recovering from pneumonia. Oh, the 6 miles from a week ago? That was at high noon....I was hungry and oh yeah, that was less than two days before being diagnosed with pneumonia. I had run the previous two weeks SICK! Yeah.....that is one hard ass achievement.