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Old 11-21-2008, 08:26 PM   #1  
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I know we've talked about this 809000 times but I'm really not in the mood to search through a bunch of posts... I feel myself coming down with a cold and my throat is starting to get scratchy already.... workout tonight, or relax?
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:49 PM   #2  
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Im right there with you! i got sick yesterday and I am just going to take it easy over the weekend and hopefully that will help it go away faster. so, i can get back to it on monday good luck, and i hope you feel better
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:18 PM   #3  
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personally, i would say relax but u would probably be fine working out if your cold isnt affecting you above the neck or something. Or was it below the neck?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:18 PM   #4  
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I'm no doctor, but I've heard that if you're not coughing like crazy (which will make it hard to breathe) or having stomach issues, it's fine to exercise while slightly sick.

However, experience-wise, I know that if I exercise while sick, I'll end up exhausted. So I tend to just do some walking or relaxed biking or something, and plan on resuming as soon as I'm healthy.

Feel better soon!
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:10 PM   #5  
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I'm right there with you - I have an upper respiratory infection, have been sick since Monday afternoon. Exercised Mon, Tues, not Wed, got a steroid shot on Thurs & did some yoga, can't stop coughing at night so have only slept a few hours since Thursday night. Didn't exercise yesterday, am sitting here now trying to decide if I should make myself do something today. I'm afraid that the coughing will make it too hard to breathe.

I will tell you that I feel exhausted, so it is probably wise for me to take today off too. Not a bad idea for you either - take a couple of days to rest and maybe you will head the sick off before it settles in. And, that is really hard for me to say, as I'm a little crazy obsessed with exercise at this point. Earlier this week I might have said differently, but after six days of sick I'm seeing from a slightly different angle.

Feel better!
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:15 PM   #6  
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Maybe you can just exercise as far as you feel up to it. Maybe elliptical or fitness is out of question, but you could just take a nice walk (fresh air often helps with illness too). You have to listen to your body - we cannot decide for you!
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