Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Feeling better...

Last night I laid down on the couch at 8 p.m. to watch the news and the rest of the night was history. Around 9 p.m. I woke up, woke my wife up who was also asleep on the couch, and we went to bed. I slept so soundly that I barely heard the alarm go off this morning (4:45).

This morning I still have lingering signs of a cold, but my lungs are less congested and I feel better. I still have 2 ½ weeks until the marathon, so I am hoping I can whip this before then. The next couple days will be critical.

I am a firm believer that physical exercise speeds the healing process when you have a cold. For me the trick seems to be that I sleep much more soundly because running helps clear out the breathing passages – at least through most of the night.

You of course you have to use discretion, e.g. when you have a deep chest cold or fever you shouldn’t be running outside. It is also important that you get a lot MORE sleep than normal and really concentrate on your diet. Oh, and drink, drink, drink! I also start taking vitamin C supplements when the sniffles start.

Seems to work for me anyway, at least when I react when I first feel the cold coming on.

glad to hear you are feeling better!
Glad you're feeling better. That cold doesn't know what it's up against!
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