My head hurts, my nose is congested, my throat aches, and all I want to do is lay in my bed and sleep.
Being sick sucks and I’m a big ole baby about it.
Do you want to know the strange part? I honestly can’t remember the last time I was sick. I did a quick search of the blog and discovered the last time I complained about having a sore throat was back in October 2012. Whoa.
I think I can chalk that up to Ironman training. While building my endurance in 2013, I was also building an iron-clad immune system. Somehow I made it to race day without catching a single cold. Maybe a crazy training regimen, obscene amounts of Gatorade, and falling asleep on the couch every night really is the cure to the common cold?
Lose the Ironman training schedule and Gatorade (I’m still falling asleep on the couch every night) and I’m back to sneezing, coughing, and complaining like a big ole baby. Wahhhhh….make it stop! Though, on the flip side, it does seem like I’m due for a runny nose. I just hope it doesn’t stick around for long!
Do you have a stronger immune system when you’re training for a big event?