Saturday, January 5, 2013

Down for the count...again!

This cold is kicking my ass. I thought I was getting better but it seems I am nw much worse. I barely have a voice. What voice I do have is raspy and squeaky. I'm sure my kids and husband are loving it. Last night, I laid out all of my running gear for this morning's Team In Training group run. I was really looking forward to running around Haines Point.

 
Yeah...that didn't happen. I barely slept. I was waking up every 2 hours coughing and blowing my nose. However, I did wake up at 5:15 and laid in bed contemplating on whether to get up and start getting ready. I grabbed my iPad and googled "running while sick". I read about the "above neck/below neck" rule.
 
The rule of thumb is that if your symptoms are above the neck, then it's ok to run. If your symptoms are below the neck, then it's better to rest. Since I am dealing with awful chest congestion, I opted to stay home...booo. However, I did get up with my kids and made some coffee. A few minutes later, the hubs came downstairs and sent me back to bed....such a great man! I knew there was a reason why I married him.

Goliath watching over me, haha

 I chugged some more NyQuil and took a nap with Goliath. He's the best snuggler/napping partner. I think he enjoys me being sick so that he doesn't have to nap alone. He's cuddling with me right now as I type out this blog.

I guess I will continue to rest and hopefully kick this cold/flu/superbug to the curb. I hope I feel well enough tomorrow so that I can get my 6 miles in.

How do  you battle colds? Forced rest? Or push through it?

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10 comments:

  1. Hope you start feeling better lady!!!

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  2. MY GO-TO for battling colds = QUERCETIN! I swear on my life that it will CURE YOU in 24 hours!!!! Have someone purchase it for you if you're too ill to go yourself! Seriously! Let me know how you feel in 2 days ;)

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    1. I'll have to look that up. I'm willing to try anything to feel better. Thanks!!

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  3. I hope you're feeling better soon!! We runners tend to beat ourselves up and end up sick :/

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    1. Thanks. Some kind of nasty bug is going around.

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  4. I hope you feel better soon! You are probably right to rest for awhile. There will be plenty of days to run, take care of yourself! :) Lea

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  5. Good for you for resting! I always preach the above and below the neck theory. Get well soon!!!

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    1. Thanks. I am getting a bit antsy not being able to run.

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