What do most runners do when they get sick?
I really have no idea.
I know what I do: I run, dang it!
In fact, it makes me more hardcore because I ran when I am sick. Truthfully, I felt better today and yesterday during my runs than I did the rest of the day. There is something about getting the body moving, the blood flowing, and the heart rate up that provides some temporary relief.
Or maybe I am just sick in the head for feeling this way. ?
Please don't take this post the wrong way if you are sick and stay home and rest. I actually admire you for "listening to your body". Golly, I'd even advise someone to rest a day (or 3) if he/she is sick. I just can't take my own advice!
So, here's Elkton's stubborn streak coming at ya! Rest I will not (until I have full-blown pneumonia, and I think I might still need to be tied to the sofa). I took my rest days too early this week and they are all used up. I am RUNNING! And I am taking a nap. Zzzzzzzzzzz.
Nine days to the race!
Today's workout: a 5 miler at half-marathon pace (I did sleep in and leave late, kept it short for me). Gear: shorts, LS top, reflective vest, no hat or gloves today. Wore the shuffle, did not use it.