Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
I originally had planned to do a post about the love/hate relationship that I share with running, but I decided to post about a more time-relevant topic. Since it is fall, there are A LOT of people getting sick, including myself. Unfortunately, this can make you incapable of even the most simple of tasks at times. On top of all that, it is REALLY not fun being sick. I don’t know how I got sick, but I did and now I am paying for it. I have a constant runny nose, my throat hurts in the mornings and I’ve sneezed more since Monday than I ever have in my entire life.
Yesterday, I attempted Cross Country practice in the chilly air, runny nose and all. Although I had running tights and a long sleeve shirt on, I was still shivering, despite being active. Needless to say, this was not a good day for me or my running. It’s hard to stay active while you’re sick. It was even hard to focus in my classes thanks to all the coughing, sneezing and sniffling. Luckily for the majority of my team, our Cross Country team is not having practice today. Good thing, too, because I’m a little groggy from the night-time cold medicine I took this morning(don’t ask why I took night-time medicine).
Anyways, I decided to turn this unfortunate turn of events into a learning experience. Taking care of yourself is also very important when you are in sports. Time spent sick is time taken from training. The faster you recover, the faster you can get back on track and keep advancing.
I’m no expert, but my advice is to dress warm! I don’t care if you have a really cute tee that you have been dying to wear, throw on the sweaters! Find your fuzziest pj’s and wear them to bed for the entire time you are sick.
Also, don’t be outside longer than needed when it’s cold out. I made the mistake of going out in the drizzling rain at about 9 at night with only a t-shirt and jeans… definitely not my best decision.
I’m going to try my hardest to recover quickly so by Monday I’ll be good as new and back on the course! Wish me luck everyone!