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?
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.
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.