Rhinitis-induced rest days

I have a cold. 🙁

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me in bed with tissues

To be fair, it’s improved quite a bit in the past few hours. Last night, as I lay in bed, I was completely unable to breathe through my nose, and I didn’t sleep a wink overnight. I was pretty sweaty, also, and suspect I had a low-grade fever. I felt pretty awful. After I got out of bed, took a shower, and took both ibuprofen and sudafed, my symptoms began to improve. Add in this afternoon’s nap, and I’m almost feeling good.

Even with the cold, I’ve been insanely tempted to run. My sleep schedule is off, and running seems like an easy way to tire myself out before bed. I also want to hang on to the momentum from last week. My mother keeps reminding me, though, that it’s not worth it. Since I’m not training for a race, it’s better that I focus on getting healthy. I know she’s right – even if I don’t like it. So there’s been no running this week, just lots of napping and rest and water. Here’s hoping my body responds to the rest by getting stronger.