Last week I hit by a terrible cold. It felt defeating as I had just gotten in three days of a new running routine. Just as I started to get into the groove of it, BOOM!
As I had to continue showing up for work I ended up with no energy left to run.
It wasn’t until yesterday that I was able to get in a good work out. I’ve learned to not get caught up in negative thoughts during these times. Sometimes its just fine to push through and run. Other times not as much. I needed the energy I had to get through each work day.
Honor what your body is telling you. This is just so important in overall health and fitness.
Screen shot of yoga workout
This past week I did not feel well. I had a cold, I finally conceded. All the symptoms were there. Sneezing, chills, general weakness.
I was in no shape to run as I wanted. However, I also did not want to lose a week of working out. Instead I chose to do Yoga. I felt it was the gentler choice for my body.
I know I am doing something good for my overall health and not missing out on staying with my workout schedule. If you are not well, doing an alternate, gentler workout can be a choice.
Please if your illness is worse than an oncoming cold, take the time off to rest. Once you are up and about go for the gentle workout as your body continues to heal. This is self care, especially with cold and flu season coming upon us. Choose the gentle route to keep that momentum going!