It was bound to happen sooner or later: The dreaded winter cold.
Coming off last weekend's excellent marathon relay race, I was super excited to train this week and race a 5k on Sunday. Monday's planned workout was great but when I woke up Tuesday morning, I knew something was off.
As I got ready for work, I felt completely drained and wanted to crawl back into bed. After a few hours of constant nose blowing, coughing and feeling like I was about to take a nap at my desk, I decided to go home for the afternoon to see if a bit of rest would help me feel better by the next day.
Unfortunately, it didn't. I survived the Wednesday workday, but spent it much like I spent Tuesday - constant nose blowing, coughing, etc. So gross. And once again, missed my workout.
So now it's Thursday, and I'm questioning if I should go to boot camp class tonight or attempt even just a few slow, easy miles. My cough is gone, but I haven't gone five minutes without blowing my nose. With Sunday's race quickly approaching, I know my number one goal is to get better. It's sad to say, but anything I do tonight at the gym won't help my fitness for the upcoming race.
But skipping three workouts in a row . . . it's a tough pill to swallow.
On a more positive note, my box of Picky Bars arrived from NaturaStride today. I'm currently nibbling on an All-in-Almond bar and it's fantastic! I can't wait to try the other two flavors.
So, anyone have any miracle tips for getting over a bad cold?