When the tough get sick

When the tough get sick

Shortly after my first race of 2018, my family hastily packed our bags and headed back home.

Mountain Kid 1 had a fever. The other kids didn’t have the same symptoms, but I think whatever bug she had has made it all the way through our household.

I have put in almost 90 miles since the year started. And now, I’m congested and tired. So, I spent the past week or so playing it safe. I’ve worked out, but not nearly at the capacity I wanted.

I hoped to kick my Obstacle Course Race training up this month, but I have to slow it down a bit. My body isn’t happy.

Cami, my backpack, is all packed for foam rolling class.

One thing I did do this week was take a class on foam rolling. I don’t foam roll, but I’ve heard the benefits of it.

There was no foam rolling of the IT band — in fact, she recommends some stretches rather than foam rolling. That was good. We also did some rolling that targeted our legs and back, both parts of my body that needed a good massage though I didn’t know it prior to the class.

It was easy, calm and beneficial. I felt great immediately after class and carried this zen-like state with me for quite a while. And then my kids started to fight and kill each other’s characters in “Minecraft,” and I lost it. My zen state was ruined by those pesky kids.

The end of an interval run.

I also did something I haven’t done it while, I worked out while my kids were home. We played chase while I did laps around our yard. I can’t remember the last time I genuinely laughed while I ran.

I hope to get back into the swing of things later this week as my health improves.

How do you deal with health setbacks? Does it totally wreck everything, or do you just adjust accordingly? Keep healthy and let me know in the comments.

5 thoughts on “When the tough get sick

  1. It’s been a rough winter here. I generally try to take it easy when I think I might be getting sick in hopes of beating the virus before it begins. Running the in yard with the kids sounds like a great fun.
    I hear you on the fighting with Minecraft, though generally in my house it’s a technical support problem that causes the tears.

    1. Yeah, they hate the technical issues too. Sorry winter has been rough. I know it’s been rough for a few family near me. Spring can’t come soon enough when hopefully, some of those sicknesses will be out the door.

  2. Lately the ‘extreme cold weather warnings’ have been working to make me stay indoors & rest from this darn bug 😷. Interesting class you had! Thx for sharing the IT band info.

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