Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Training and Sickies

There's nothing like sidelining your training than being sick. Somewhere during our Christmas break, my entire family has managed to catch a cold, we think from my niece, and we've been recovering ever since. It's been about a week so far, and while it gets slightly better everyday, even the slightest exertion makes me want to take a nap for at least 4 hours. I tried training through it this time, since I've heard of people who do, but even with the toughest of intentions and inner Rocky-style pep talks, this cold has sidelined any working out. I get it; my body is trying to put every last ounce of energy into getting better, which makes sense. The only thing it doesn't make sense to, are my feelings of full on FOMO.

Even with the FOMO, I feel like resting up is ultimately the best thing for fighting the winter sickies. I have a bike race coming up this weekend and I intend to spend my last few days here resting and recovering between work. Hopefully my choice to save every ounce of energy for this race will pay off. No one wants to be sick and have that much downtime before a competition, but hey, it is what it is, so I'd rather keep that positive attitude and just do the best I can. Being sick does have its advantages though. For one, I wasn't feeling well enough to go to work yesterday so I used the time between sleeps to pack up everything and finish the last of the laundry. Boring, but helpful. T-minus 3 days to go 'till the big race, so until then I'll be stocking up on cold meds and vitamin C. The vitamin not the singer. Ha. Ha.

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