For the past week, every once in a while I’ll feel a slight twinge in the back of my throat like it wants to start hurting. I haven’t really had any runny noses (minus after I spend time outside in the cold, of course), nor any fever, but there’s just been something that has been nagging at me for a while that I’m not 100%.
I’ve been battling that annoying feeling with mugs of green tea with antioxidants, Zicam, and a little more sleep/rest and a little less high intensity workouts. Wednesday, though, I felt like whatever it was was starting to drag me down for the count. I was rundown, feeling that slight sore throat, and just not at my best.
I had run a little over 3.5 miles on the treadmill that morning (which was a tough speed interval workout because I felt so tired), but I decided I wouldn’t make my second workout of the day for upper body weights and, instead, went home to my comfy Murray State sweatpants, fuzzy socks, and a tshirt. I wrapped myself up in a soft, fuzzy blanket, turned on Food Network, and settled in for a nap on the couch with my pups. A little while later, M came out to check on me and added another blanket to me (which then invited my old cat to curl up on my chest). (He knew I had to be sick if I didn’t go to the gym after work like usual.) I was there until I had an appointment and then M made dinner.
It was time to listen to my body and really rest, so I didn’t even attempt to do a yoga DVD this morning, but instead I slept in. I think the extra hour of sleep helped, because I’m feeling better today. I’m a firm believer in trying to sweat out the negative stuff, so as long as I’m still feeling better after work, I hope to hit the gym for a good sweat session of some light cardio and weights. I have a 13-mile run on the docket for Saturday, and my parents are coming into town, so I don’t want to push myself too much, but I’ve got to do something!
Why is it when you’re sick your appetite goes into full force? Wednesday night I was craving macaroni and cheese or queso and chips! M thought it was a weird combination, so he stuck with his meal plan of baked chicken with SteamFresh chicken fried rice and pineapple. 😉