Thursday I woke up with a sore throat. Friday it was sore ears, both signs of an impending cold. I tried to rest a little over the weekend, even took off Sunday completely from exercising. Monday I didn't feel great but I knew the longer I didn't work out, the progressively worse I would feel and the harder it would be to resume, so I forced myself to go. I couldn't run, but I could walk. Better than nothing.
Tuesday morning I decided I was going to try running because I'd never know if I didn't try. Worst case scenario would be running a few minutes then walking the rest. I have a 2.81 mile loop and I made it. Granted I stopped once, but whatever.
How did it feel? Awful. My lungs didn't enjoy it and I felt like my belly was full of snot. Gross, I know. Only one thing mattered though - I finished :D