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Body needs rest but mind is ready

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

It is always difficult when your mind and body can't agree. Fighting this cold totally sucks. I've hung out in bed all day emptying out my DVR and playing on my laptop. All the while I listen to the wind picking up and thinking about how if the weather turns bad there's no way I'll get my run in tomorrow. My mind is clear and eager to get up and move but my head gets dizzy and my body is weak. I want to run, I want to exercise but I need to rest so here I sit under the covers watching Wipeout and waiting for Biggest Loser to come on. I figure I'm getting better since my appetite is back so I'm pleased with that but I'm worried about losing any training before my 5K on the 27th. I keep reminding myself that bronchitis or pneumonia will set me back further than one day missed due to a cold and the weather. I figure if tomorrow is a no go I'll go out on Thursday to do W7D2 and then do day 3 on Saturday still giving me rest days in between and getting me back on track on Monday for Week 8.

I'm just going crazy laying here doing nothing and then I think well I'll do my strength training but just getting up to go to the bathroom is so exhausting. I know I'm doing the right thing but it is difficult when your mind and body do not agree. I guess its kind of like running sometimes your mind says you can't do it but your body is perfectly capable or the other way around when your body is tired but your mind pushes on.

One thing is weird and that is that I've been feeling very dehydrated even though I've been drinking a ton of water. I have nothing better to do so I just keep drinking water but it seems to be having the opposite effect. Can you tell I'm a big baby when I'm sick? I feel like I'm whining and complaining. I'm making my teenagers take care of me for a change but I'm still stuck taking care of the three year old. LOL No but seriously I just think its strange that I'm feel dehydrated. Hmm now I'm repeating myself okay maybe my mind isn't as sharp as I thought. Okay time for some dinner and Nyquil and some needed rest.
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    so agree on this. But let your body rest.
    2841 days ago
    As hard as it is to sit it out, I think you're making the right decision. The weather sucks again so you need to just recover some more. And I agree with Skeeter - you need to make sure it's not the flu.

    Get better soon!
    2841 days ago
    Yes, you are doing the right thing by resting. If you get up and feel exhausted and dizzy then you definitely need the rest. I think that holding off until Thursday for your next run is probably a good idea. It'll give you at least one more day to get better.
    If you're feeling dehydrated, then just keep drinking. Your body obviously needs it. Being hungry is good. Have some dinner and get some sleep. I hope you feel a lot better in the morning.
    2842 days ago
  • RACHA7
    Having a cold really sucks, especially when there are important things that need to get done. Hang in there. Hope you feel better soon and do well in your race!!
    2842 days ago
  • SKEETER13887
    While there are studies that show exercising while you have a cold may help boost your immune system it is usually best to listen to your body and return to exercising when there is no danger of further stressing your body. You might also want to ensure that what you have is a cold and not the flu!

    Good luck and I hope you are feeling better soon!

    2842 days ago
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