"Hey, Rebecca, you really need to just rest over the next few days. You should drink more fluids and eat some soup. And go to bed a little earlier than usual for a few days. What's that? Oh, I know your running partner is out there but she can breathe through her nose and you can't. Just sit tight. It will all be over soon."
"Come, on...let's just head out there and see how we feel. We'll just do 6 hill repeats instead of 8 if we have to. Just take a few Sudafed and that will clear you right up. What? You're not sure whether you should race. Just do it for "fun" instead of time and see how it goes. Ha ha ha. And just ignore that weird buzzing in your right ear, we all hear that. No need to just sit back and wait, fight it head on, baby!"
Well, we all know who I should have listened to. And don't pretend you don't listen to the Devil runner most of the time, either! Next week I will gradually ease back into the running as well as the holiday festivities. Moving forward, I will do my best to listen to the guy with wings. After all, he does fly. I'm guessing he's got it all figured out.
Listen to this: