I woke up 22 times last night with the worst sore throat and headache. I guess if your niece sneezes on your face multiple times in one evening, odds are that you will catch whatever she has.
I thought I would show you where it hurts the most.
Needless to say, this silly cold ruined my running plans. How rude.
Billy and his brother took it to the mountains and yes, I am jealous. They had a killer run and I will be joining them next time they take this trail.
I still ran because I am stubborn like that and was not going to waste a day off from work laying in bed all day…..hmmm overdoing things is going to help me get better faster. I stuck to the treadmill because I don’t think the cold air would help matters and did 10 slow miles with a break every 15 minutes to go stretch in my living room and reevaluate how I felt and whether or not to keep going. Each time I felt like I was fine to keep going so I did. Running is way better than cold medicine. I try to avoid cold medicine at all costs; it almost makes me feel worse.
Even though it was the most challenging run I have done in MONTHS, I still ended up in a way better mood than I had if I hadn’t run. Now I am only 82% grumpy instead of 100% grumpy if I hadn’t run.
Billy is always in a good mood (for the first time in the history of my blog I am not exaggerating) but when he got home from his run he was on cloud nine. I think the endorphins and the exploration in the mountains were the perfect combination for him.
So here is my marriage advice: Exercise. I mean we have been married for almost 3 years, which totally makes me an expert.
I am pretty sure I would have already thrown a few tantrums today if it wasn’t for my run (I am not a fun sick person to be around) and seeing how happy and cheerful he was when he came home from running just made my day= 2 happy people.
Lunch consisted of mashed potatoes and a smoothie so that my throat doesn’t break completely in two.
Does your significant other exercise….do you think it helps your relationship because of it?
-Yep, the combination of our endorphins is deadly.
Any tricks/tips to get over a cold faster?
Do you like to trail run? Do you want to get into trail running or are you fine sticking to the streets?