Well, I had intended on running last night, but I was still having some lingering effects from my cold, so I decided to play it safe and not run. All evening, I felt that I had made a mistake by not running, but this morning, as my nose was still running a bit and I was still feeling a bit under the weather, I came to the conclusion that it was probably the right call.
I might run tonight if I feel up to it. I NEED to run at this point. My legs feel weird: I think it’s the muscles turning soft with the lack of exercise. (Probably not, but that’s how I imagine it) If the weather cooperates with me, I’ll likely do it unless I feel too weak, tired, or am still coughing by then.
The point of this, besides documenting my progress with my fitness, is that your first priority should be to remain healthy. If you are sick from a cold, flu, or other malady, you need to heal first before exercising. Some folks say exercise while fighting a cold isn’t so bad. Perhaps they have some data that backs them up; I don’t know. What I do know is that anytime I physically exert myself while sick, I tend to feel the effects of the illness even more, and it more often than not gets worse. Take care of you first. Then take care of the fitness.