Week 3 was a struggle for me, but I expected it would be. Fall colds always seem to settle and cause a persistent tickle in my throat that makes it difficult to breathe, let alone get any exercise in. This happens every year. One doctor years ago told me I had viral-induced asthma and gave me a $$$ inhaler to use. It didn’t really seem to help.
On the plus side, the weather has been beautiful! Temps in the lower 70’s and sunny. Perfect walking weather. I only managed to walk a couple of times at work last week. I was concerned that would be all for the week since we were traveling over the weekend. However, since we were in a residential neighborhood with plenty of traffic, Finley had to be on a leash at all times. Which means he needed a walk each day. My third and fourth walks came on Saturday and Sunday – just in time for the ending week. It was nice to get outside in the cool air (Grandma keeps her house at 78ºF … too hot for me) and the chance to view different scenery.
I’m hoping with a bit of extra sleep in my own bed, I can push past this bug and get on the road to health. I received an email this week about next year’s Festival Food’s Grandad Half Marathon weekend which will be held on May 2, 2014. I walked the 5K this year. My goal for next year is to run the 5K. Getting the email reminder gave me a boost to my willpower and drive. Hopefully, that will keep me going over the next two weeks … and over winter.