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    The World Really Won’t End if I Miss a Day of Training

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    Donnie is another form of first aid for runners

    I had this really great idea for today’s blog.  It was going to be about running based television shows.  But I have to admit, I have allergy medicine coursing through my body and am feeling a lot spacey right now.  But when you can’t breath, you’ll try just about anything.  So it’s heavy duty allergy medicine for me.

    But it got me thinking what should you do when you don’t feel 100% and it is a training day?  Should you keep running?  Or should you just pack it in?

    Donnie is another form of first aid for runners
    Donnie is another form of first aid for runners

    I’ve read that if you are sick and it affects your ability to run, that you really shouldn’t.  Sometimes, running will just make things worse.  Especially if it is in the winter.  The cold air isn’t good for our lungs and then you add a cold to the mix.  It could have very bad results.

    So don’t run when you have a fever or have difficulty breathing.

    If you have chicken pox or say, the measles, don’t run.

    I could tell you a story about how I gave chicken pox to my daughter’s entire first grade class, but I won’t.  It was too embarassing.  And still is.

    More first aid for runners
    More first aid for runners

    Another instance not to run is when you have gastrointestinal issues.  If your stomach is up around your throat, it maybe a good idea to pass on running.

    Is your balance affected?  As a person with a chronic inner ear condition, I know how difficult it is to run, when the earth is swirling around you.

    Those are just a few of the things I could think of, off the top of my head.  With tomorrow being Tuesday, I’m just going to sit back and rest.  Because contrary to popular opinion, the world really won’t come to an end if I miss one day of training.

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    A runner for almost two years, Terry recently had the mildly traumatic experience of trying to find a flattering pair of running pants (“Isn’t running about pushing personal boundaries and just getting out there and moving? Except when you don’t look in the least bit like Paula Radcliffe.”). But although she may have been a bit embarrassed by “helpful handsome guy” at the store, she keeps a great perspective through her running experiences. Pushing through a number of injuries early in her running career, she got right back to training for her next race. “The feeling of elation when I crossed the finish line is unimaginable,” says Terry. Sounds like she’s hooked for good!