So on the 20th of January I was running a fever and had a HORRIBLE cough and went to the doctor only to discover that I had a sinus infection and bronchitis!
I thought that bronchitis was a bad cough but quickly learned it was a lot more. I left with 5 prescriptions and instructions to hold off on C25K until Monday or Tuesday. I never thought I would feel sad I couldn't run but I really was. Luckily the doctor I saw was a runner as well and told me to just repeat the week I just finished because I would still have the bronchitis for probably the next 3 weeks but she gave me an inhaler to take before I ran.
So Tuesday I went to the gym and started over on week 3!
I was able to do all the running but I did have to use my inhaler but I also wheezed pretty bad for a few hours after.
I used my inhaler before and was able to do the full workout and it was easier than day 1.
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon! The day before I was with some of my Cr friends that run and they were talking about running at the lake. I did a run outside one time in the dark in my neighborhood and really didn't like it because of my struggle with control (when I run on the treadmill I have set my pace and I am running/walking on no incline). I decided to give running outside another go at Lake Hefner.
I realize anything I run is more than I have ever run before! And when I finished I and looked at my stats it was almost exactly what it was on the treadmill! I think as long as the weather permits I should try and do at least one of my runs a week outside because it is good for me on so many levels.
Lesson Learned: Be in the moment and just focus on the now and do not stress or focus on where I have to get to..... because if I do I cannot enjoy the journey!