Orienteering warm up/down 16:00  * 2.5 km (6:24 / km)
(sick) shoes: Addidas adiStar Ride
Peggy Dickison and Nadim Ahmed (and Max of course!) had an open house for their new home and put on two street-o's through their neighborhood. I ran the shorter of the two, because its been over 3 weeks since I've run (as is evidence by my lack of posting to my log.) The absence of my training over the past weeks has been mostly due to the most stubborn cold (or maybe colds) that I have even encountered. It started with a "cough" that I picked up while in Scotland, which was deinetly manageable, but the illness seems to be just continuously morphing into an entirely new kind of cold every few days. I've had it all - the achey feverishness that makes just getting out of bed a challenge, the uncontrolable cough that keeps you (and all your roommates) up all night long, the merciless running nose (its about the only thing that's been running lately) that makes breathing impossible...I could go on.
Thankfully, I had started feeling well enough to even attend Peggy and Nadim's open house and I couldn't pass on an opportunity to do a little orienteering while I was there so I jogged the short course. I actually used it as a small warm-up for the races that I would be running the next day, just to see how bad they really were going to be. I didn't feel terrible, but in the weeks that I've been sick the weather has turned decidedly colder and running in the cold air without being acclimated to it was tough. My legs didn't feel particularly lively either, so at least I knew what to expect of myself the following day.
Thanks again to Peggy, Nadim, and Max for a wonderful party!