A frustrated runner

I’ve not been out for a run since Tuesday and I’m getting frustrated. I’ve had a cold which started as a sore throat but landed quickly in my lungs. I’m an asthmatic and while running has helped a huge amount with my asthma, running while my lungs are full of gunk is a very bad idea for me.

So to keep me from going completely mad with a lack of exrercise I went to a Glow Yoga class on Thursday morning and today I’m off for a walk with my husband.

I am really hoping that my lungs clear up by tomorrow so I can get out there and do something, even if it’s just a gentle 30mins. I’m starting to feel sluggish with the lack of exercise and want to get back to my British 10K training plan!

2 thoughts

  1. I read an article surrounding training with a cold, apparently if the symptoms are above the neck such as blocked nose, sore throat etc then you can train just at a reduced intensity. The warnings came when the symptoms were lower aches, pains etc because this can worsen the illness. Hope this helps you decide whether to train or not. I was in a similar position a few weeks back all bunged up and going for a run really helped.
    Get well soon!

    1. Hi there

      Thanks for this – I’ve read similar things myself and when I’ve just been bunged up then I’ve still been for a gentle run. The problem for me is that this is currently sitting in my lungs so definitely not within the ‘above the neck’ rule. I’m hoping it might clear by tomorrow, if not I think I’m going to be sensible and wait until it does, there’s no point in risking an asthma attack or making it worse, however frustrating it might be. Thanks for sharing the advice.

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