Hey - Glad you are finally getting better. That sounds like some awful nasty bug. I get what you are saying and definitely understand. We know ourselves better than anyone and we know what works best for us. I have always been a FIRM BELIEVER in "follow your gut" and I think you are doing that. Check in and say hi from time to time. 1932 days ago
Oh that's good to hear about not throwing in the exercise towel. I must have missed something because I didn't realize you have been so sick! I agree that getting better and sticking to basics like rest and food should come before exercise. So definitely give yourself a break, girl! You shouldn't feel guilty, because overtraining can just make you sicker. Just focus on getting better and you'll know when you're strong enough to get back to exercise. Oh and the narcotic cough syrup sounds kinda nice.
Hey Jess, see I thought maybe I wasn't reading your blog right. I took it as you were giving up. But I now understand it is just a break and yes, breaks are necessary many times. Especially when you keep getting sick. You need to rest and recoup your body. You are right, you will feel like it again sometime soon. And it is great you are still active in a variety of ways. THAT is key. If you never run again, so be it.
Hope that nasty, painful cough goes away soon! Take care of yourself above all else. 1951 days ago