I have never been quite sure what the differential diagnosis between 'mild flu' and cold is supposed to be. A couple of people at work have been off work in the last few weeks with what sounded to me like mild flu so maybe this was flu rather than a summer cold (and not in a 'I worked in PR for Carlton Communications in the 90s' sense). But I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to be able to run 13.1 miles with the flu. But then doing it with a cold is clearly not wise, but I might well have spent the afternoon and evening barfing anyway. I am now at the hacking cough stage, which is tiresome. Gah.
The hounds are disappointed, clearly on the basis that t__m__i gone out and me not usually means ridies. Not now, I'm afraid, even if she didn't have the car.