Being Lazy vs. Being Smart

So, I’m sick. Whomp whomp. I felt crappy last week, thought I was doing better over the weekend and had a bit much too fun, and woke up Monday feeling much worse. It’s now Tuesday and I still feel awful! I have double ear infections, a head cold, a chest cold, and the worst sore throat EVAH. No strep though, so that’s good news šŸ™‚

I’ve been feeling frustrated because this has knocked me off my workout/running routine. Part of me is like, stop being a wuss and just go for a run! But the other part is like, but maybe you should go take a nap and not exercise for a few days. I’m just not sure where the line is between taking care of myself and not letting a little cold slow me down. I don’t want to be a whiner, y’know?

Anyway, I’m trying to take it easy now, since being active over the weekend made things worse. I am going to work, since I don’t want to use another sick day. I’m drinking lots of Throat Comfort tea, taking about five different kinds of medicine, and eating (mostly) healthfully. I went to bed at 8:30 last night and I’ll do the same tonight. I would say I’m listening to my body, but that’s the weird thing – from the chest down, I feel great! My legs feel fresh and I’m dying to go for a run. But from the chest up, blech. I’ve never had an ear infection before. It’s pretty sucky.

I don’t mean to go on and on about this. Just wanted to check-in!

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Being Lazy vs. Being Smart

  1. I’ve always read that the rule is symptoms below the chest = don’t work out. There you go, a rule! You’re not lazy, you’re following the rule! Even if you don’t have symptoms below the chest, sleep should win so you heal faster šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sorry to hear that you are sick. From my experience of being sick last week, don’t jump back in to the normal routine too early, I tried that last week and I just went from starting to feel better to feeling even worse. Rest up. Your body will thank you and when you get back in to the fitness routine, you will be better for it.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s