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Winter blues!!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Well, I'm still listening to my body and it is telling me that it is cold!! Colder than it has ever been!!
I have been trying to get myself out jogging again to get back into shape for a 10km race in May and then for a half marathon in October. But, something is not working. I get out, jog, and then the next day have the sniffles. Then, the next day it gets worse and then I'm sick. So, my training pattern is: jog for thirty minutes, spend five days recovering, repeat!!
It's not working!!
And I'm in despair. I love jogging, I want to be out there running, but this Winter it's not working. I seem to be less healthy than I was a year ago - or it has just got colder. I have better winter training gear than last year, so it's not the way I'm dressing.
Next week I'm going to add smoothies to my lunch. See if the fruit and pro-biotic yoghurt will help my immune system - because it clearly needs help!
(Weird. Who would ever have thought I would be thinking about my food choices in terms of what is best for my immune system as opposed to what will make me feel better?)
Of course it all leads to a deeper kind of sadness. Feeling healthy has become so very important to me, and this feeling of sluggishness is starting to get me down. DH has reached a total point of desperation that he is suggesting we move to a sunnier country!! I'm hoping for a simpler solution.
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ANATASHIKI 2/21/2013 1:47PM

    sorry to hear that. can't you run inside? or maybe you need a little break. try to sleep more too , maybe it helps.

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GINNABOOTS 2/21/2013 1:38PM

    Yes your immune system might be a little low. I have been jogging all winter and I get the sniffles, but they go away as soon as I cool down. Exercise should be boosting your immunity. I have been reading a lot about vitamin D deficiencies for individuals in winter climates. It might be worth checking in to. I live in Michigan and winter is usually my favorite season, but this year I have the winter blues. Can't wait for spring. Hope you and your DH feel better. The sun will be shining soon. Hang in there! emoticon



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