I feel like I have been ignoring you all. Sorry folks! Mom life is a tough one sometimes and having 3 kiddos keeps me busy, and most days my rest time is spent on my DVR and not writing like I probably need more days than not. But back it. As you see the title - colds suck! I caught a cold from my amazing children I'm sure and man did it knock me down! I woke up Saturday already feeling off and I knew something was brewing in my body. I didn't run or anything saturday but still had a great step day from running errands with the family. Sunday I woke up and felt horrible. my head was so heavy and felt huge! I could make it 10 min before I had to blow my nose or sneeze again.... Still made it to church and a wedding shower, but only barely. Monday morning comes along and I was down and out!!! I took a shower put comfy clothes and my glasses back on. I headed to the store with the kiddos to get supplies for homemade chicken noodle soup and then rested the rest of the day. Somehow I managed to get 6,000 steps and I have no idea how- probably when I let the kids walk every toy isle at Target!!!
This morning I woke up feeling a little better. I know that sweating is good for a cold so I made a promise to myself last night that I would at least walk on the treadmill today to get a good sweat going and just move! When I got started I felt good, my nose was slightly clearing so I could still breath! I decided to run a little and that felt great! When my chest started to hurt or feel heavy I slowed it down to a walk. I continued flipping back and forth between walking (at 3.5 mph) and running (at 5.5mph) for 3.75 miles!!! My goal was to only do 2 miles, but the way I was feeling I just kept going!!!! Did I break any speed records hahahahaha no, but getting out there and just moving and sweating was just what I needed! It is actually supposed to make it to 50 degrees in Wisconsin today so I'm planning on taking the kids outside later but until then I'm going to reheat some leftover soup and catch up on some DVR'd shows :) Happy running!!!!
Do you have any tips for when you are sick?! Any easy treadmill workouts that get the heart rate up but don't totally exhaust?
Please leave a comment, I would love to chat!
What changed for you that made you decide to run?