I tried running yesterday for the first time in some time. I started out ok, felt tired but I thought I could tough it out. Then I started feeling dizzy and had some really bad coughing fits and walked a bit. I felt dizzy and really off again and realized I can't run yet. I managed 2 very crappy miles and now I'm scared-what if I have to start from scratch? This is very, very bad. I finally got in to see the doc. The bottom line is I have the bug everybody has right now and basically I have to wait it out. And I have 2 broken eardrums, which explains the excruciating earaches I had over the weekend and the current almost total deafness. Crap.
OK, so let's consider this. If I have to start over, I start over. I'm thinking it won't take me as long this time to get back to some decent mileage; I'll know what I'm doing this time instead of being a total newbie and sort of guessing at what I should do. And I'm going to at least try some run/walks on the deadmill in the meantime so I don't lose every ounce of conditioning I had, and I'll be in the safety of my own home in case I get dizzy again. And walking on the deadmill is better than nothing, right? Right. So-I've done it before, I can do it again.