We’ve all been there: the sniffles have slowly been escalating, we’ve had a cough here and there, and now we’re starting to feel fatigued and, well, bleh. And so arises the question: go out and try to run it off, or tuck ourselves into bed with hot tea and a couple issues of Trail Runner?
It’s always a ridiculously tough question for me. I start asking myself how bad I really feel, if I feel the way I do solely because of a possible sickness, if I’m just looking for a way to legitimize a day off, etc. My brain goes into overdrive and I end up… well, I end up writing a post about it rather than just lacing up and seeing how I feel. (At the moment, the pressure in my head makes me cringe just thinking of the jarring my poor sinuses would take with every step.)
But it boils down to this: when you’re getting sick (or think you might be), do you suck it up and try to run it off, or do you stick with “traditional” mentalities and rest up? (Either way, stay hydrated and get plenty of good old vitamin C!)
I’ll let you know what happens with me. I’m at least climbing later, that’s for sure. peace love and running!