How does it affect your workouts?
I feel horrible. I woke up feeling kind of stuffy and off. I started feeling a bit worse as the day went on. One thing I've been doing well on is avoiding the comfort foods. Instead, I've been having comfort tea - about 5 cups so far.
The thing that is killing me is, I don't want to skip my workouts. I was supposed to swim tonight, then run tomorrow and Sunday. Possibly a swim on Sunday as well.
Now, at 3:00 in the afternoon, I am feeling worse again. A swim is not the least bit appealing. Not to mention that the lane swim doesn't start until 8:00 pm, and I suspect I'll be going to bed around that time. And I can tell you, if I feel like this tomorrow, I won't be running.
It just annoys me. I know that you have to respect your body and it's limitations. When you're sick, you get a different set of limitations imposed.
But, I haven't missed a single run I had planned to do, since starting C25K. Not one. When I plan to run, I run. When I plan to swim, I swim. I want to do it. I need to do it.
But, I want to be able to breath, and I don't need my head to explode.
You also have to have balance in life. Extreme attitudes aren't a good idea. Missing one run doesn't mean you're quitting. It means something got in the way, or you let something get in the way. It doesn't mean you can't just start back up.
This is kind of a whiny post. Whiny posts get on my nerves.
I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm hoping I can still do my long run on Sunday, regardless of what else I choose in the next couple days. My 10K race is only 6 weeks away.
Send your healthy vibes this way.