Don't you just kind of wait for the death cold to set in after you run a marathon? Your immune system becomes superhuman for 16 weeks while you train and then after the race the carpet is pulled out from underneath you. Germs gang tackle you like the Atlanta Falcons defense against the Cleveland Browns running backs.
I started to feel the goo poisoning my body Friday afternoon during an increasingly rare run after an early release from work. My legs felt OK, but my energy was low. Then my sinuses started to plug up while completing a marathon fall foliage tour around Medina County with the Enthusiast on Saturday. I suffered through the Browns game with barely enough Kleenex, but the task put me on my back the rest of Sunday evening. Any activity Monday was out of the question.
I'm on the mend, but my lips are chapped from all the mouth breathing. The night sweats and this headache could go away at any time.
On a positive note, I have found a new pair of running shoes. I'll let you know more about those when I actually receive them from the international superwebs.