So working out is...a challenge. Never before have I more appreciated that treadmill. If you follow me on Daily Mile, you'll know my Monday night run took a little longer than it should have. Mostly because I ran about 2.5 miles, and then added in a sprint interval to the bathroom. Speedwork! Oddly enough, I actually felt like hopping back on the treadmill to finish up 4 miles. After that, my life has been mostly this:
Ok, fine - and some of this too:
Crazy cat lady style! Yesterday my diet of plain potatoes (no skin) and saltine crackers was not doing it. Rest day was mandatory. Today I'm feeling better, maybe because now I'm including honey. Perhaps this is just because I feel like crap, but holy cow a gigantic spoonful of honey on each cracker makes Saltines taste amazing. Try it.
|Overpriced organic honey. Ridiculously cheap crackers.|
Also, to those of who claim to never be hungry when you're sick - I don't get it. I keep complaining to hubby (typical for me) and the number one complaint right now is that I'm freaking hungry and don't feel like eating boring food anymore. I begged him for pizza and splurpees last night. If that doesn't scream "I need calories" I don't know what does.
|This seems like a logical choice, right?|
What's your philosophy on working out when sick?
I always tell people to "take a rest day, your body needs it!" but after one rest day I'm just anxious and need to get out some nervous energy. I'm about 99% sure I'll be running tonight. So do as I say I guess, and not as I do.
Are you one of those people who isn't hungry when sick?
Obviously, no. Sad? Hungry. Happy? Hungry. Tired? Hungry. Sick? Hungry. I can't think of a scenario where I'm not hungry, except for maybe the 30 minutes after a run. But then I eat anyway because you're supposed to.