Another wrench in the schedule this week. My last run on Saturday, in the aftermath of the ice storm, was a good day to catch a cold. Apparently when I stopped to talk to someone I knew on the trail for about 15 minutes, I quit sweating & got chilled before starting again & then finished the run never really getting warmed back up – especially with wet socks & shoes. I can usually pinpoint the cause of my colds as I always feel the first effects (sore throat) about 1 ½ days to 2 days afterwards. A deep chill, high stress w/no rest or coming in contact with someone sick are the culprits for me. But, following some advice that has seemed to work the last few years -- at the first sign of catching a cold (the sore throat is a guaranteed sign for me) I take a “megadose” of vitamin C for the 1st couple days and add in some mandatory bed rest. This has lessened the usual 7 – 10 days for the cold to run its full course down to less than 5 days – in addition to greatly lessening the severity. So, right now I feel I’m ready to get in another run tomorrow and hopefully the remnants of my cold will be gone in the morning.