Drug running…

Or possibly drugged running…

Ok…its not as bad as it sounds I promise!

I have been running, and I have been on drugs… ok…antibiotics, nothing illegal or terrifying I promise!

Brief backstory…an evil flying creature swooped out of the sky and bit my leg, this proceeded to cause horrible reactions followed by infection which has needed two courses of antibiotics to cure! OK the evil flying creature was a horsefly and not some sort of dragon, but the rest of that is actually true!

What I completely failed to remember is, that antibiotics seem to rob me of energy and cause me to have a wide range of side effects including nausea, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, vagueness, a really wierd and unpleasant taste in my mouth and an upset stomach!

Basically antibiotics make me feel like I have had a two week hang over but with out the “benefits” have drinking first!

Nevertheless I have forced myself to run, and go to the gym as much as possible…It hasn’t really been as much as I would like but something is better than nothing… Ok, I have mainly been forcing myself to run because I signed up for a run bet and would lose money if I didn’t…but that’s not the point 😀 (I can’t remember if I have told you about run bets, but I have more thoughts on them which I will share at a later date…)

My running speed suffered a lot but at least I can pin that on the antibiotics, even I know that I haven’t got over a minute per km worse in a week! I am improving again as I get to the end of the second course, possibly because I am no longer fighting off an infection…

Fingers crossed that from this week I start seeing progress again!

I will leave you with some running pictures…

It is definitely getting, slightly less hard, if not actually easier…

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