Yes, I’m sick with an annoying cold. I made it through two rough days of work before everyone started Thanksgiving break. I didn’t do any running because by 3 pm every day I felt like I had run a marathon. I could barely pull myself off the couch when I got home at night. This morning I went for a run. I missed a 4 mile and 8 mile run this week. Today I ran 5 miles. My legs felt great and ready to go. My lungs, however, were screaming. They felt like bricks. Every half mile I had to stop to blow my nose. But hey, I got out there. I have been questioning whether or not I should bother doing the 5 mile race tomorrow morning. I hate going when I am in such bad racing condition. I know I will want to RACE. On the other hand, I need to complete a 5 mile run tomorrow, so I might as well do it there in that fun environment. I stopped trying to breathe through my nose in the last 2.5 miles today. I wonder if a Breathe Right strip would make a difference. Or a steroid shot. Or a hot toddy at the starting line.