To run or not to run; When a cold tries to drag you down.

After a few days of fooling myself into thinking that the sore throat, coughing, and nasal drip was “just allergies”, I succumbed to the fact that I had a legitimate cold. When it comes to exercise, sometimes colds and viruses can self limit. You can hardly manage to perform your usual daily tasks, let alone lace up and go for a run.

But sometimes the symptoms are mild, and you are left with a choice. Rest, or exercise. I wrote about this here: https://runningyourbody.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/on-when-to-exercise-when-to-rest/

It’s a nice review on the general rule of thumb of exercising when you are ill or injured. There are some clear red lights to exercise, and some grey areas.

In the end, I took my own advice from the above mentioned article and rested. It did a world of good!

Make your day great,

Amanda

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About runningyourbody

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Certified Pilates instructor, and runner with celiac disease. I am passionate about educating people on running, pilates, and women’s health topics. I am trained in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as pre and post partum impairments. In my free time I can be found anywhere outside. I enjoy training for races with friends, cooking gluten free meals, and traveling with my husband. My goal is to share information with you in a lighthearted and enjoyable forum. I am always contributing fun and interesting posts on my blog. Feel free to check it out @ https://runningyourbody.wordpress.com/
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