Friday, March 12, 2010

A cold

Guys, I have a cold. It has thrown a serious wrench in my workout plans. All my body wants is SLEEP! So I've taken a few days off from working out and am letting this cold run its course.

Tomorrow I have an 8k race in Central Park in the RAIN and I'm not sure what to do about in the rain with a cold? I might be stopping by a sporting goods store to pick up a water-resistant jacket today...but I'm wondering if maybe I should just forget about the $17 I spent on the race and just sign up for another race instead. Can you tell I'm indecisive?

On top of that...I haven't been in the mood to cook (why cook when your nose is so stuffed that you can hardly taste anything good?!), so there is no Recipe for Health this week. BOO, I know. Hopefully I can manage to double up on recipes next week when I'm better.

With that, I will leave you with tomorrow morning's weather forecast. Think good, warm, snuggly thoughts for me tomorrow as I run through Central Park in the pouring rain!

By the way, if anyone has any suggestions for running in the cold, windy rain, please let me know!!!

UPDATE: I stopped by Jack Rabbit Sports on my lunch hour and picked up a water-resistant and wind-resistant jacket by Saucony (that was 40% off!). I'm going to run the race at an easy pace, not pushing myself, and just tack on another four miles after the race to get my nine miles in. I've got gloves to keep my hands warm, a cap to keep the rain out of my eyes, my running pants and a couple of layers with my new jacket. I hope I'll survive! Wish me luck and think warm thoughts for me!


  1. I hope you feel better soon! The good part is that you can run with a cold, but I know from experience that if your body needs the rest, it's better to let it rest and come back feeling stronger.

    There's not much you can do about running in wind and cold except to suck it up, which is why I often.. stop running, lol. But, if you dress properly it's really not bad. A long sleeve shirt that you can pull over your hands, or gloves if the temps combined with the wind will be chilly. If the gloves are cheap knit gloves you can toss them without worrying about it.

  2. Thanks Christina! I think I'm going to tough it out and see how it goes...if I need to stop after the race and do the four miles indoors, I definitely will! Luckily the cold isn't in my chest so I should be's hoping... :)