This week was a much lighter week in workouts than usual. Between Monday’s run when I was low on energy followed by fighting off a cold for a few days out of nowhere, running and Pure Barre were kept to a minimum.
Although I am not the type of person who is susceptible to cold viruses, I did feel one lurking behind the scenes which left me not feeling like myself. Thankfully it never got too bad and barely had me reaching for tissues. I never had a fever and didn’t need to stay in bed. When I get my version of a cold every several years, I still try to move myself in the morning as light exercise does help me to feel a little better and get out from under that fog of a cold.
It also helps me to wake up a bit and keep with routine which in turn assists me in getting my work done! Otherwise, I feel even more lethargic and distracted which isn’t good when it’s not the weekend!
Only you can decide if you feel well enough to run easy when you have a cold. As they say, if symptoms are above chest without a fever, it should be okay to run but if they are below, you should stay home. I can typically tell when I am okay for an easy run because if I am truly sick, have a stomach virus or a fever, running doesn’t even cross my mind!
Monday – 30 min running/30 min Pure Barre
I talked about this run in Wednesday’s post. I had zero energy once I started running. Zero. It was such a weird feeling that I started thinking back to what I ate on Sunday for a possibly connection. I ran 30 minutes (somewhere over 3 miles) and headed home for a 30 minute Pure Barre workout.
Tuesday – 5 Miles
When I woke up in the morning, out of nowhere, my throat was bothering me for the first time in years. I totally thought back to my run yesterday, which I blamed my low energy on lower carbs the day before and wondered if the onset of a cold was also now a factor!
I ran outside for 5 easy miles and still felt much better energy wise than yesterday so who really knows!
Wednesday – 3 Miles
Just an easy 30 minutes outside. Still not feeling great although a full cold still has yet to appear. I skipped Pure Barre in an effort to keep things light since I do not feel myself.
Thursday – 30 Min Elliptical/15 Min Strength (gym day)
I chose the elliptical for today thinking that being inside rather than breathing cooler air would be a smart choice.
I had the gym to myself – where was everyone? 30 minutes on the elliptical felt good followed by upper body strength work with free weights plus squats and lunges.
Friday – 5 Miles
First run of the week where I feel like myself! Any time an easy run gradually gets faster before cooling down, I know I feel well.
Saturday – 10 miles
It felt super good to be up for running 10 miles with lots of energy. I chose to run a version of my favorite negative split workout for the first time in a while! Average pace: 8:53 which once again showed me that I am feeling better. 🙂
Sunday – Pure Barre
I am excited to get a longer Pure Barre workout in this morning before taking my son to his hockey game. I’ll probably pick a 45 minute workout from the Pure Barre On Demand menu.
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How was your week in workouts? Did you run more/less than usual?
How often do you come down with a cold? Do you run when you have one?