Last night before I went to bed my throat was feeling super scratchy. I gargled with some salt water last night and again this morning. Does anyone else do this? I know gargling with salt water is good for helping relieve a sore throat, but a nurse recently told me it also discourages bacteria from growing in your mouth/throat. I figure it couldn’t hurt! If you’ve never heard of it, this article addresses gargling with salt water.
It is wet and drizzly this morning, but that didn’t keep me inside. I went did 4.5 miles. I run slower in the rain because it’s slippery out. It is better to run slow than fall and get hurt.
Before I left I had a small bowl of cereal and some coffee. I’ve noticed that since I’m trying hard not to eat after dinner I end up waking up a little hungry. This may completely change my eating/running routine – I am playing it by ear for now, but will let you know if I switch up the order of breakfast and running. In the past I did not eat before short runs (only long runs).
My post run eats were an easy oatmeal pancake (recipe to come). I topped it with PB&PB (pumpkin butter). I also had some OJ and half a piece of toast with PB – I was hungry this morning!
I am downing some generic air borne drink and hoping I don’t get sick. I normally “tough it out” when I’m feeling sick by not taking any medication. Just recently I have started taking Ibuprofen when I have a running injury. I don’t know why I thought it’s good to be a martyr. F that. I’m off to take some DayQuil…
My family arrives around 4:30pm today!! It is going to be so much fun! Happy Tuesday