I’m glad I don’t have a fever because I refuse to starve! But, I do have a cold. Yes, I haven’t beaten the damn thing yet. I was feeling better last night so I didn’t take any medication before I went to sleep. Then, I woke up around 4am coughing up a lung and couldn’t get back to sleep for a while. I ended up finally falling back asleep and waking up around 7:30am.
I’m convinced this wouldn’t have hit me as hard if not for the mary: Moderate exercise helps boost your immune system, but very strenuous or lengthy running breaks your body down and makes it more susceptible to illness.
After waking I slowly got myself ready for some gym time. I did a little bit on the elliptical and walking on the treadmill just to warm up and stay loose. This cold couldn’t come at a better time since I am not supposed to be running yet anyways!
When I got back I remembered I’m supposed to be upping my protein in breakfast. I wanted a smoothie, but knew a cold drink like that would ignite my cough again. I made protein pancakes – yum! But, I think I need to increase the recipe a bit because I wasn’t very full after eating all of it and ended up grabbing half a wrap with PB.
Now I am finishing off the blubes
Here are some resources from Runner’s World regarding running while sick: