One of my favorite Seinfeld fake movies is “Prognosis Negative” and although it doesn’t apply to my prognosis (or my diagnosis) I thought it funny. The fictional film "Prognosis: Negative" is named after an unproduced screenplay by Larry David in which the main character wrongly assumes a negative prognosis is bad news.
Anyway, my diagnosis is walking pneumonia. I got sick back in mid-March and thought I’d kicked it after 2 ½ weeks but never really felt like myself. I tried upping the tempo in my training runs thinking I was just in a bit of a rut, but even easy runs seemed difficult. I got slower and slower and the couple of times I race had outcomes of each one was worse than the last.
After running a 10k last weekend in a slower pace than I ran the
½ marathon in
March, I thought it best to see what was wrong.
Got the walking pneumonia diagnosis and now my prognosis is good
J New Bedford
I’m starting meds today and hope to be back to training and racing again soon.