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Running when sick

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Do you run or work out when you're sick?

I have a bad cold right now but I really didn't want to skip a running day. So I went for it and did C25K Week 2 Day 3. And it went pretty well. It wasn't my fastest run but it wasn't my slowest. The only difference is that I feel much more tired now, one hour post-run, than I usually do.

But I'm glad I'm done with week 2. Week 3 will have me running twice as long without stopping (that's three whole minutes, hehehe). The weather is supposed to suck (lots of rain) in the next few days though, so i hope I'll be able to find a moment to run if the sky ever clears up.
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    I am under the weather today too, but I did run. It was only about 1 mile, but hey! I did it and I am proud of myself. I'm proud of you too! Get some needed rest now! God's blessings and hugs! emoticon
    1867 days ago
    All depends on how sick you are. If it's just a cold or congestion you can still work out but just don't push quite as hard as you would and be sure you're getting even more fluids than you normally do when exercising. Also be sure you can get plenty of rest afterwards. Your body will use the exercise to clear out the cold and it helps heal you faster but it also wears you out. On the plus side - it's easier to sleep when you workout while sick LOL.

    1868 days ago
  • NH_MOM
    I would say listen to your body. Some people say they feel better after they work out even if they have a cold. Just make sure you don't get too run down - no pun intended.
    1868 days ago
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