Almost a former blogger

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Circle of (not) sickness

Medicine, running, coughI'm not sick. I'm just not 100 percent. Since my Disney trip, I've probably gone through a box of tissues myself and woken myself nightly with the post-flu cough.

My son has gone through much of the same thing, although he never had the flu.

My wife's had a bit of a lingering cough as well.

Cough, cough.

We're not sick, I promise.

On a running note, I was talking with my friend Travis tonight about the Shamrock Half Marathon. He's planning the full that day and he, too, had the flu about a month ago.

He has a way of motivating me and reminding me of my own training. I've got the base miles for this race, I just have to get healthy.

That conversation has led me to a self-imposed get-healthy deadline. If I'm back to 100 percent by Feb. 1, I'll set a sub 1:40 as my goal again; if I'm not, I'll run for fun and find a different "A" race this spring.

It's great to have friends who help keep things in perspective. Now I have get over whatever is lingering in our household.