I have to concede my UK Cup title, my Scottish title and my aspirations at reclaiming the Scottish Relay title (actually the chances of reclaiming that were slim to non-existant anyway) as I have been sick since Tuesday. I should have known it was coming really, I have been illness free since before the winter. The last time I was sick for more than a day or two was back at the World Cup in Italy. For me that is almost unheard of. Stringing together more than a month or two training without getting ill has been a dream for me since I started training. I have never had a great immune system, and I missed years of school with serious illnesses, but over the last few years I have been improving. Since graduating especially I have been very healthy which I put down to a healthy diet, a good sleeping pattern and a good lifestyle with plenty of relaxation.
I woke up on Tuesday with a plan to run first thing, then take part in a trail challenge in the evening, but when I woke, I could hardly breath so I went straight back to bed. I thought catching it early would make the difference and I would get over it quickly, but I didnt sleep very well Tuesday night and woke up feverish and drenched in sweat.
I am starting to feel better now, but I have cancelled my trip up to the Scottish Champs in the hope that I will feel better for next weeks training camp in Slovakia for the World Students. I should be in the team for that competition after my good Spring season.