Due to a hacking cough, I have not taken a single running step in 2 weeks. I am officially going stir crazy. It amazes me how something so foreign to me not that long ago has become so integral to my life. Not being able to run - for whatever reason - makes me bonkers, and this time it's even worse.
2013 started out on a very positive note. Nagging shin pain that I'd been dealing with was seemingly under control, I managed a long-ish run at a faster pace that I'm used to, my mileage was slowly creeping up... and then Wham-O. The big funk hit.
I've stopped participating in my FB groups, isolating myself from my running community. I have trouble reading about people's runs and their training plans and race schedules when I'm not out there, pounding the pavement myself. It's selfish and silly, but it is what it is.
February is right around the corner, and I'm praying I can get off the DL (that's Disabled List, not Down-Low) and back on the streets. I miss my Brooks, and my Garmin is lonely.
Stir Crazy, I tell ya.