Not sure what grabbed a hold of me on Thursday and pulled me into bed, but I know it was fierce. It brought pains to the arms and legs, exhaustion, and a massive headache. I did not move for 2 days.
On the third day, the fever broke, and it was replaced with a head cold, which was accompanied by a cough. Not a faint - light of heart - cough, but a deep and painful cough, which left me wondering what part of my lungs were coming up.
I have not run since last wednesday, and the thought of forcing my lungs to work any harder has kept me away from the running shoes. I have taught a yoga class and lifted some weights, which have kept me sane, but helped with the exhaustion, so at night - there is no reading; only sleeping.
All of this was preceded by a glorious weekend in western NC above 5000 feet...