I woke up in the middle of the night with a raging sore throat. Ugh. Unfortunately, I’m not surprised. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read that it’s very common to get sick after endurance events. MarathonGuide.com says, “After the marathon, your immune status will be depressed. Because of the physiological hit to the immune system created by the stress of running a marathon, colds, flu, and other upper respiratory tract infections are potential problems in the days and weeks that follow.” The marathon coupled with an extremely stressful week created the perfect scenario for me to catch a bug.
I’m ready to fight.
I stopped by Earth Fare after yoga this evening to pick up cold-fighting ammunition. I also packed as many nutrients into my dinner as possible.
Roasted kabocha squash, brussels sprouts and tempeh with barbecue sauce. Whole wheat toast on the side.
About my decision to go to yoga…I was really on the fence given my sore throat and general yucky feeling but I had been looking forward to Suzanne’s class at Charlotte Yoga all weekend. Suzanne was the first yoga teacher in Charlotte whose classes I fell in love with. I used to go to her hot class religiously every Sunday until I was finally attending so many yoga classes over the course of the week that I had to pick a studio to go unlimited. I chose Y2 for a variety of reasons but I miss Suzanne’s class. I have been needing a Suzanne practice all week so I went through with my plans and practiced today. I assure you that I kept it low-key.
We’ll go a little out of order here. We had an awesome sushi spread at Cyros last night. It is by far our favorite spot for sushi in Charlotte.
Then I came home and crashed for almost 10 hours (thank you “fall back!”) but still woke up sick. Sigh…
Brandon requested pancakes this morning and I was happy to oblige.
I used my new favorite pancake recipe and served Brandon’s plain and stirred a little pumpkin into the batter before cooking my pancakes.
I’m off to figure out what I’m teaching for BodyPump tomorrow morning (please, please, please let me feel better), load up on vitamins and rest.
How do you guys beat colds? Anything I must try? I cannot be sick this week. So much going on at work!