Thursday, February 07, 2008

Training while sick

It can be done, but is it worth the risk?

Many of us, me included, feel a psychologically need to exercise that can often lead us to make poor decisions regarding our health.

I try my hardest to tell myself that it's ok to take a break, but I get so anxious about it (which is crazy, since this is technically the "off season" anyway).

Case in point. last week I was fighting an upper respiratory "head cold". We had a break in the weather last week and I wasn't feeling great, but I thought I was feeling 'good enough'. Plus, I figured I could sweat it out. Unfortunately, my plan backfired and I'm only now starting to feel better.

Everybody is different, but I think for me as long as my cold is in my head and I work out inside (lightly) I'm usually ok.

I found some pretty good tips here.

3 comments:

Heidi Swift said...

ugh!
I am dealing with the same thing right now.
I don't like the "sit and wait" advice.

Daniel said...

I hear you. Especially with this spectacular weather we are having.

I hate taking a break, but it is the best thing you can do.

I do find that working out inside is usually a bit easier on the body.

suitcaseofcourage said...

Thanks for the great tips - I referenced your blog in a post I just did on the same topic (recovering from a cold myself right now). Also subscribed - looking forward to following your blog!