Monday, October 20, 2008

Fighting it off!!!

Ok - I need everyone's help, advice, suggestions....

I thought I was in the clear... I thought getting sick 6 weeks ago was almost perfect timing so I couldn't get sick for the actual race.

Then damn it all to hell on Saturday I started feeling like crap. I do think a LOT of it has to do with all of the wind and crap in the air.. It's been relentless lately. My lungs are weak, so any change something can get in there and jack them all up, well... it seems to happen.

I used to be able to just drink OJ, overhydrate, Emergency/Airborne and sleep and with in a few days I would be good to go....

So, Saturday I just felt a little tired. Then Sunday I woke up a little achy, mostly in the neck (back & sides). My throat seems fine, not too stuffy. I drank a ton of fluids yesterday and bought some Cold-Eeze and went to bed at 9pm.

I actually woke up feeling MUCH better. I had a 35min low HR run on my schedule so I took the dogs out. Kept my HR around 140-145, didn't seem any higher than normal, but I could tell by the end my neck was starting to ache a bit again. My lungs also burning a bit.

On the bright side my legs feel absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Rested...

So, please send me all your home remedies!!! SO far I have airborne (I found it worked better than Emergen C), Cold-Eeze, and lots of fluid!

10 comments:

cindy said...

Oh, girl, sorry you're sick. I say take your vitamins and rest. Even if you do nothing training-wise this week, you'll be okay. You've put in your training hours. This week won't make much difference.

I got sick like this the week before the Sedona marathon. I was aching, coughing, had chills, etc. I just knew I wouldn't be able to run. I couldn't train that week and luckily got better by race day.

Good luck - healing vibes sent your way!!

momo said...

chicken soup. if i knew how to make it, i'd make you some. go to chompies on shea/90th and get their chicken matzoh ball soup and drink the broth. seriously.

stronger said...

Zicam nasal swabs work every single time for me. It helps to take it just as symptoms start- but it is worth a shot. (when people at work get sick for 2 weeks- I get over it in 2 days)

stronger said...

oh...and if you need to take one or two days off just to rest- DO IT. Better to rest for 2 than to be sick to race.

Anonymous said...

I second the zycam. I use the nasal gel. The key ingredient is zinc. Also, drink as much green tea as you can. Rest and sleep as much as you can, too. So, zycam, chicken soup, green tea and sleep. Do all those things and you will be well by race day! :)

Praying for you to have an awesome race,
Sharon

Supalinds said...

I've got nothing. Sleep is the biggest thing for me. Hang in there, I am sure you will snap out of it in no time. At least all the training has been done!

Hugs.

SWTrigal said...

Don't do a damn thing until the race..that is the best advice I can give you-save you strength!

J~Mom said...

I hope you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

K-
Dont push too much this week! Like everyone said you have the training just rest and take the meds, soup, etc. I know how you feel, I have some kind of chest cough burning in my throat thing going on that just sprung up this past weekend. Ill be there to cheer you on come Sunday..best wishes for a speedy recovery and a great race!
-Toni

Duane said...

Hope you heal fast!