Thursday, December 2, 2010

No time for a Common Cold!

I have been MIA from my blog but I'm glad to report that I have been running. 
OH YES!! there has been running and lots of Pain free Running!! 
Which I'm VERY happy about. Not sure if the interval running is helping my IT Band or if it just means that I'm all better?? whatever the reason is I'll take it and run with it. 

here is a recap of my running sessions in the last week;

Week 1, Session2 (on treadmill 11/24) 
5 minute warm up 
Run for 1minute and walk for 2minutes  (repeat  9 times/27minutes)  
5 minute cool down

Week 1, Session3 (on treadmill 11/27) 
5 minute warm up 
Run for 1minute and walk for 2minutes  (repeat  11 times/33minutes)  
 cool down

Week 2, Session1 (on treadmill 11/30) 
5 minute warm up 
Run for 2minute and walk for 2minutes  (repeat  11 times/44minutes)  
 cool down
6.44km (4miles) 

This last running session was challenging. Running after work is always hard and increasing from 1min to 2min running time had me a bit worried, but in the end it turned out to be exactly what I needed to finish my day. 
Nothing like a "good sweating" to make you feel accomplished. 
Today is supposed to be a running day but as it stands right now I don't think I'm even going to attempt, it seems that my little people brought home a cold and lovingly passed it on to Mama. So I'm dealing with a cough and sore throat instead of running. 

Today I listened to my body and spend most of my day giving it some well deserved TLC 

and a little of this 
and some of this 

a couple of spoons of this 

a plenty of this 

I always use natural remedies to cure a common Cold, along with plenty of sleep, lots of liquids and rest seems to always do the trick. 

What Natural Remedies do you stand by? 

Hope to be feeling better in no time so I can get back to running. 

Happy Running!