Kelly the Culinarian: Training Tuesday

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Training Tuesday

Slowly but surely, my training is coming back to me. I've had a miserable mid-week run followed up by a pleasant 10-miler outside that I felt like I could've kept going. I'm also easing back into the bike. Once tri season is over, I tend to freeze my gym membership and resort to just walking around my bike on my way to my desk when I work from home. I quickly forget how intense indoor cycling can be. I'm absolutely loving this set of CTX turbo trainer rides I've found on YouTube. The music is fun and it's nice to see scenery instead of the inside of a cycling studio.

But just like that, I came down with a hell of a cold. I can't sleep because I'm so congested, and I can't run because I just cough. I suppose I could cycle, but I presently have just about enough endurance to get up the stairs. This is the second massive day-destroying cold I've had this season. I used to think I had a great immune system. Now I know I was just lucky.

Anyone else feel like as soon as they have a rhythm going and feel like you're making progress, fate just comes along?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hey Kelly! What a bummer to get sick right when you get into the rhythm. My friend has a low immune system and catches colds often due to an organ transplant so about a year ago I started researching natural ways to help/cure a cold. I've been doing it ever since and a couple of friends this past week told me it was the most "intense" experience that left them feeling considerably better after.. It's a detox bath! Run a bath as hot as you can stand it. Add Epsom salt, essential oils (a tea tree/lemon/eucalyptus blend is good for congestion), baking soda, coconut oil, and the magic ingredient: fresh or ground ginger. The ginger will make you hot, possibly turn your skin temporarily pink, and make you sweat for hours! Soak for 40 minutes- the first 20 you detox, the second 20 you absorb the minerals. Stay compulsively hydrated, especially after this bath. Hot tea with honey + lemon and from-scratch veggie or chicken soup really do help. You probably don't feel like cooking so Whole Foods, Publix, Trader Joe's, etc. are good for nutrient-rich soups. Hope you feel better soon! Try to get some rest! - Shannon Williams