Monday, October 31, 2011
So its been 3 weeks since the marathon. I knew there'd be some time needed for recovery, but, man, I just seem to be in some sort of funk. About a week prior to the marathon I started what I thought was a cold or some other respiratory bug. I have asthma and I wasn't breathing as well as I had been before the 'cold'. I usually take a puff of albuterol to open up my lungs prior to running. Since then I've needed a puff about three times a day, running or not. That 'cold' has been hanging around since then, and now I think its just allergies. Hopefully the 3" of snow we received over the weekend will put a stop to that. My right ankle also seems to be acting up a bit. The area at the top of the ankle seemed to stiffen a bit after the race, and continues to stiffen after every time I've run since then. Any speed that I had prior to the marathon has also seemed to disappear. Hopefully this is just part of the recovery process and not something more permanent.