Last year, I had a cough that lasted so long my friends made fun of me and said I had an AIDS cough. Now, honestly, that's not funny, and it's tacky. But it did a nice job of underscoring the point that the cough would not go away. That same cough made an appearance again this year, about 3 weeks after I started running hard again, and pretty much wiped out what I had done in those three weeks.
Well, I started sort of tiptoeing around the gym about a week ago, but didn't do much. Last night, I hit the gym hard, and ran for 55 minutes. Let me tell you, it felt good. My back feels good, I hate tons of energy, and I'm ready to beat the piss out of the day.