Still Fighting that Cold

Well, I am now day three into my cold. I think I may be getting a bit better, or it might just be the cold medicine I’ve been taking. I made a dumb decision last night and ran two miles  in 23 minutes on the treadmill, even though I felt a little bit better… I probably should have just lied in bed instead. What I want to know is how I got so sick! I haven’t gotten a cold this bad in almost two years…why all of a sudden am I getting sick the week of my longest race? It’s not fair.

While I was resting up last night I watched a documentary called The Spirit of the Marathon.

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Being a runner, I thought it was a very moving film. And honestly, I cried at the end! Anyone interested in running should watch this documentary! Anyone who can complete a marathon is seriously inspiring. It was also rather fitting that I watched that last night because yesterday I signed up for my first Half Marathon! On October 10, 2010 I will be running (or attempting to run) 13.1 miles in the Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon. Woohoo! 🙂

But anyway, since I’ve been sick, I haven’t been up to taking pictures of my food…but this morning I had a delicious (well I think it was delicious, I can’t really taste anything) bowl of oats. In my my bowl this morning: 1/2 cup of oats, 1 tbsp of MaraNatha Almond Butter, 1 mashed banana, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips. I think this may be my new favorite Almond Butter! Here’s a stock photo.

I figured soup for lunch might make me feel better, so I had Amy’s Organic Tomato Bisque, despite the 90 degree heat wave we’ve been having this week.

amy's tomato soup from google image search

image from google image search

I also made some more honey lemon tea. My snack this afternoon will be a Clif Z Bar that I have yet to try! I will let you know what I think about it in my next post!

My plans for tonight: skipping my five mile run for some rest and possibly doing a light yoga workout.

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2 responses to “Still Fighting that Cold

  1. aw, I’m sorry you’re sick. I had a strange col / flu last week, and even though I generally get one every other summer, I don’t know HOW I got it!!

    I want to see that movie. I am just getting back into running, and while I’ve never come close to even a half, I used to run smaller races a lot… this movie would probably help my motivation 🙂

    hope you Get Better QUICK. 🙂 yoga is probably best.

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