|This is EXACTLY how I look when I can't breathe, talk, or think.|
I'm not completely stupid; I told Mandy that if I couldn't stop coughing I was going to have to bag the run. Then I made myself a huge pot of chicken soup. After dinner I took some Robitussin and went to bed early. Chicken soup + sleep = Feeling much better.
The run was fabulous! The air was cold, but the sun was bright, and it really warmed up the Towpath. Lots of hacking, spitting, and blowing my nose (sorry, Mandy), which actually helped me.
Halfway through the run we climbed the Wicked Stepsisters, a 1/2 mile set of hills that are part of a 5% grade. The top of the hill was a great place to take some pictures (after blowing my nose and hacking up a lung):
|View of Akron where the Towpath ends at the top of the Wicked Stepsisters|
|Looking back from where we came|
I'm starting to get excited about my upcoming races, especially the Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon on May 17.
One last thing, look what I bought:
|My very first pair of trail shoes!|
Eat your chicken soup and run happy, Peeps!
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