Geh. I do not recommend getting a fall cold. No matter what I do, I cannot avoid getting one. Because of the good ol’ Type 1, my immune system seems to be generally shot and I’m more prone to sickness, even though I eat healthy, exercise, and never ever miss a day of vitamins. My real downfall is sleep and getting rest. I have a really hard time taking full rest days because I like being active. Note to self: be better about resting!
Interestingly, I’ve been reading a book about Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike and coach to some of the great runners, including Prefontaine (“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”…yeah I have that memorized-we have a few Pre posters around our house).
One thing he said was to always finish a run exhilarated, not exhausted, and he strongly believed in rest days-contrary to the popular belief of the time that running through pain actually made you better-to recover and prevent injury. I’ve been plowing through this book for the past 2 days because I’ve spent the majority of my time planted on the couch either sleeping or reading. It’s a fascinating book, and hopefully I can take a few things away from it. Certainly one of those things is REST.
Even though I’ve been sick, I haven’t felt like chicken noodle soup. In fact, I don’t recall there ever being a time that has appealed to me. A burger just sounded good. The other night we had some ground beef but I apparently didn’t voice my desire early enough and there weren’t enough. Now there isn’t any ground beef so I improvised with Morningstar crumbles. Of course, I went bunless, but added all the other fixings: pickles, ketchup (a reduced sugar kind), and cheddar (sometimes goat and feta just aren’t what I’m craving, shockingly). Ahh to bed early and hopefully a restored body!