Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Exercising when you're sick

It all started yesterday.  I felt a tickle in my throat when my alarm went off at 5:00 am but assumed it was just dry from the fan being on.  So I went and taught my spin class.  I felt a little weak while I was teaching but figured it must have been because I was on tired legs since I did Monday's run after work and didn't have enough time to rest.  Then went out to lift weights and several times had to stop because I was seeing spots.  By the time I got home from the gym I was completely wiped out.  I took a hot shower, got my kids off to school, called in sick to work and went back to bed.  I slept for 5 straight hours.  Very unlike me.  

Then last night I slept good so I got up to run this morning.  It's always hard to gauge how you feel in the morning because honestly I always feel like crap until I get going.  Well this morning was totally different the more miles we went I felt worse.  I cut the run short by a mile and had to walk part of my last mile because I was feeling so weak.  Same thing today.  Get the kids off and go back to bed.  I'm not sure what I have because I don't have any other symptoms besides a headache, exhaustion and body aches.  This better go away soon because I have lots to get done and really don't have time for this.

Usually if I exercise when I'm a little sick it makes me feel better.  But this time it seems to just be draining me of everything I have left.  

Do you exercise when you're sick?

1 comment:

  1. I've always followed the advice that if the sickness is in the neck up then it's ok to go EASY. But if it's in the chest or stomach to not exercise.