14 March 2008

Bronchitis=No running

Finally got over the flu but then developed bronchitis. Absolutely, positively no fun. I haven't been able to get a run in since the 1/2 mary and I'm getting very antsy. Every time I see somebody out running, I'm like that's not fair, I want to run. Right now though every time I try to breathe deep I start coughing. Went and got a prescription for antibiotics this morning and have been dealing with the medical dept at work all day. Anytime I go to the doctor (doesn't matter what kind) I have to notify medical compliance and wait for them to clear me. It's a huge pain in the butt, one of our friends believes they do this so we won't use our health insurance and just pay out of our own pocket.

I WANT TO RUN!!!!!

If there's any bright side to this, I did lose 3.5 lbs. Hopefully by Sunday I'll be able to get out on the road.

4 comments:

Susan said...

That is a GREAT time!!!

Susan said...

I hope you're 100%. When I see people out running now I am soooo jealous.

I'm curious: how do you maintain healthy eating while out on the road (driving)?

relay running said...

I feel your pain. I caught a nasty cold at the end of February, and now it is minor bronchitis. I was running fine last weekend, but on Tuesday and Thursday, I went out to run 5 milers and had to settle for slow and awful 3's both days, which really frustrates me to no end. I don't know if I should back off until I feel 100% or try to run through it and possibly risk getting worse. I hate not running, but I also don't want to be forced to not run by getting sicker.

Are you running again now? Did you run through it or back off for a while?

gabsatrucker said...

Yes, running still! I think it took me almost a month to get back to normal. I did have to get a round of antibiotics to kick the bronchitis and I think it then took little over a month before I was back to feeling normal. Don't know if it was right or not but after the first 1.5 weeks I started trying to run again (very short and slow though).