After writing about learning how to bike ride, I must confess that I fell. Hard. I crashed into the curb on a freezing morning, and fell over my bike, causing the pedal to scrap off a nice chunk of skin. I got a huge bruise on my left calf. I also have bruises on my right calf and shin. But I got back on the bike and pedaled home where I cleaned and bandaged myself. It has been a week of recovery.
However, I got a cold this past weekend. Well, it seems more like the flu. I had to body aches and chills. I am sure I had fever. I am now coughing and hacking my lungs. It seems like a longer and harder recovery with my asthma. I went to the Doc yesterday and got a new fast acting inhaler. I am impressed by how much they've changed. It has a dosage remaining counter. It lasts for a year.
I started this fitness lifestyle with the intention of getting off my asthma medication. Colds and flues make me realize how desperately I need medication to breath.
I haven't worked out since last week Wednesday. I am feeling so sluggish and outta sorts. I would love to go bike riding; especially spinning. But the energy is not there.
This fitness break has given me a chance to really think about my workouts. I want to get back to running . . . consistently. I want to train for more 5Ks. I have one in June. My goal is to get back to running on the treadmill and venture to running outdoors at least once a week. I plan to run 4 days out of the week. Do yoga. And pushups. Running is what sparked my interest in exercise and weightloss. I really need to get back to basics. And running does that for me.
How long of a fitness break do you take when you are sick? What do you do to get back on track with fitness after an illness or injury?