I thought that people who ran, exercised and ate healthy were less prone to catching silly colds, the flu or nasty viruses that always seem to be lurking around the corner. However, it seems that my reasoning and assumptions are completely incorrect. This winter I have seemed to catch every version of the cold that has been floating around Central Oregon. Even though I have increased my exercise regiment (working out at a minimum of 2 days a week), improved my eating habits and have actually been getting a solid 7 hours of sleep every night.
However despite all of my life style changes I still happened to catch this nasty cold. The past few days I have spent sniffling, sneezing and hoping that this cold will pass! Sadly with the run being tomorrow and my cold still looming I am not quite sure what will happen when that starting buzzer sounds. It is disheartening to have spent months preparing for a competition and days before the event being unsure about how I will perform with this pesky cold. So, after work today, my hope is to get plenty of sleep, lots of nightquil and hopefully waking up tomorrow morning ready for the run that I have been preparing for! I feel pretty confident that no matter what happens between today and tomorrow at the very least I will be walking to represent our company and a cause very close to my heart (You may not know this but I serve on the Healthy Beginnings Board).
So, if any of you have any free time tomorrow morning stop by the Les Schwab amphitheater to come and visit us. We will have a booth so you can meet us and cheer us on as we all attempt to support Healthy Beginnings.