Monday, October 5, 2009

From Bad to Worse

The high I got from Friday's 10-mile tempo run was followed by a pretty extreme crash. Over the weekend, I got much sicker. The cold dropped into my chest and I've had a deep, burning cough and little energy to add to the head cold I've fought for more than a week. I don't know if it would've gotten worse on its own, or if pushing myself for 10 pretty hard miles, followed by an ice bath, pushed my body over the edge. I hope this thing starts clearing up soon. I'd love to get in a couple more runs before the Spokane Half Marathon next Sunday.
I'm going to take a walk with my wife here shortly just to keep moving. I can't just lay on the couch!


  1. I'd say you should make getting well by Sunday your top priority, but don't be too bummed if you can't do it. Better to focus on long-term health than overdo it when you're sick. Lots of soup, liquids, and HOT / STEAMY baths should help. Also eat oranges. GOOD LUCK! (oh, yeah, zinc lozenges are good too)

  2. Thanks Nicole. I appreciate your advice! I will say that I'm feeling quite a bit better today than I was over the weekend, so maybe I'm on the upswing now. The walk today felt great. I'll still back off this week & make sure I get over this thing. Thanks again!