I find it odd for as healthy as I eat, as often as I exercise, as much as I supplement vitamins, and as well as I sleep every night, that once again, I find myself sick. But here I am, in the throws of another cold. I spent Saturday and Sunday on the couch. My biggest adventure on Saturday was taking a shower. I am blessed to have an incredible husband who took extremely good care of me--including cleaning, cooking, and just hanging out by my side.
Sunday morning, I got up to meet Heather, we were supposed to do a 24 mile run, ha! I often believe I am capable of more than I actually am, when I'm sick. So I met her at 7AM, ready to run, it was a beautiful morning. We decided to run the 18 mile loop instead. After a mile in, I realized that I felt sick and wasn't going to make. 1.14 miles, and I was ready to WALK back to the gym. Epic fail. I am happy that I listened to my body and did not try to push through.
I have taken Saturday, Sunday, and today off from running. It has made me sad that I haven't gotten to enjoy the nice weather we've had, but I know my body needs to fully recover before I jump back into it. As much as slowing down has been good for me, it sure is a bummer.
As I layed on the couch all of Saturday, I drifted in and out of sleep. While I was awake I just kept asking why I get so sick, when I take such good care of my body?! I did not get an answer, but I did find rest and relaxation. And that is exactly what my body is needing right now. I am still feeling crummy, but trust that this down time is good for me.