Lately I’ve been sick. The cold started in my head, moved to my sinuses, down to my throat, and lodged in my chest. I hate being sick and as a nurse I’m probably one of the worst patients to deal with.
For a couple of weeks I continued my running and cross training schedule thinking I could just push past this. On Saturday I was scheduled to run 10 miles and decided to only do 7 miles.
I know, I wimped out.
Two days later I was going to run 7 miles and instead went back to bed for an extra hour of sleep. My “push through it” approach wasn’t working and I needed to give myself an easy week and a chance to heal. Looking back, it was the right decision.
So, how do you know when you should you just “push through” the discomfort and stay with your schedule verses going back to bed for that extra sleep?
As I researched this topic I came across a good general rule. . . Continue Reading →