This should be titled “the one with all the bronchitis.” Sometimes you just have to listen to your body and take a break. And, boy, did my body tell me to take a break. About a week and a half ago I developed another cough that just left me feeling weak. By Wednesday morning, I knew I had been defeated. So I took the day off, and went back to the walk-in clinic. (I saw the same doctor who told me I was overweight last time.) I was diagnosed with bronchitis, given three prescriptions and I was on my way.
One of the prescriptions was just for three days and it left me feeling nauseous every day. It totally defeated the purpose of losing weight since I was having to eat to not throw up. I exercised when I felt I could. I mainly took the week off. I worked out four times.
Tuesday – elliptical for 35 minutes.
Thursday – weights.
Monday – 30 hard minutes on the elliptical. I upped the level of intensity and kept my speed up. I completed about 3.4 miles before the cool down.
I have a 10k I’m running this weekend with Bari. I’m definitely going to be running it as a fun run. Next week I’m going to do a 5k at the university I work for. Another fun run. I really, really have to get into gear to run a half marathon in June!
Do you take breaks when you’re sick, or do you push through? (I know people who do both.)