- Donâ€™t panic.
- Think positively and meditate on getting better.
- Take your choice of drugs.
- Eat nutritious foods.
- Get enough sleep.
- Donâ€™t workout!
Donâ€™t workout is perhaps the most important piece of advice I can give myself (and anyone else in the same sick boat). I have 3 days before I board a plane to California, and 5 days before I ride 100 miles, but the LAST THING I need to do is continue exercising, thus stressing my body even more and reducing my chances of getting better FAST.
There is no workout you can do the week of the race that will make or break your race experience. Youâ€™re either ready or youâ€™re not.
Woke up this morning coughing up lovely yellow crap. Throat is still tremendously sore, and my entire face looks swallow and puffy. Itâ€™s no good! I feel a little bit better now that Iâ€™ve been moving around.
And taking shots of this:
Ah, the power of wheatgrass. I believe in you! (Wheatgrass increases your immune functions.) It tastes like death, unless you mix it with apple juice or POM juice. I had three shots before bed last night and another shot with breakfast. Please tell me you canâ€™t overdose on wheatgrass?
Other â€˜drugs of choiceâ€™ for me include Vitamin C powder, acupuncture, lots of water, Zicam chewable tablets, and Argentyn 23 drops. As you all know, my family owns a holistic clinic and supplement store, and I tend to lend towards natural methods for healing my body (i.e. Iâ€™m not rushing out for antibotics). Itâ€™s not for everyone, I suppose, but Iâ€™ve had a lot of success in the past.
A light breakfast (my appetite is nil):
English muffin with egg:
I havenâ€™t been writing about it, but Iâ€™m having a LOT of problems collapsing my road bike and getting it into a box for the plane flight. I really want to learn to do it myself, and thereâ€™s been multiple trips to the store for the right wrench. Now I think I need a 8 MM. Hopefully, in my next post, youâ€™ll see a fully collapsed bike in a box. And a healthy blogger. Right? Right?!
On a less sickly note, check out my guest post on the Daily Spark about failing â€“ and trying again.