I'm not a doctor or even a PA, but can't you screw up your spleen if you exert yourself too much when you have mono? Or is that urban legend? Seems like if you're ill, then rest because otherwise you'll get worse. But whatever: each to her own.
Oh, and are mono and Epstein-Barr the same thing? I think they are different, unless you can have both?
Edited - oh, I see that Epstein-Barr can sometimes cause mono.
Yeah, I did read something about that,,,, I will take all your advice... It seems like I am at the tail end of this thing. I took the end of this week off from work, I am going crazy. I am not going to the XC race tomorrow, I don't need to be sprinting. The doc said do what ever I have been doing and when I feel tired or bad, just rest, walk take it easy. Instead I will pace myself with a slower run or a cross workout without exerting myself. Especially that I am starting to train for the Orcas Island run.
I do not want to get worse. I don't have Epstein-Barr, but they said most people carry this virus and it could cause Mono when infected. Not sure about all the specs, but they did test me and I don't have any type of herpes virus. I guess thats a good thing.
You gals have been so great. Thank you all for caring and giving me support and great advice.