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Running and setbacks

While celebrating my oldest son’s birthday dinner on Wednesday, I started to feel sick.  On Thursday I was definitely getting worse, but stubbornly decided to run the 4 miles on my training schedule!  I had read somewhere that if your symptoms were above the neck you could still exercise!  Well, I ran and it was terrible!  I think it was bad advice!

A few hours after my run I had fever and went downhill fast.  All I could think about was that I had a long run on Saturday and I needed to get better fast!

Anyone close to me knows that I do not like medicine unless it is absolutely necessary!  Tylenol scares me due to a previous experience with my liver and it seems that I am allergic to Advil and anything like it.  I prefer natural remedies when possible, which usually means slower results!

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So, I spent Friday night searching the internet for natural remedies for fever and sinus infections and praying for a rapid recovery so I could run Saturday morning!  By midnight the fever kicked in more and I knew running was not an option!

This morning I managed to lift my pounding head  long enough to tell my husband to be safe and have a good run and then promptly passed out!

I really missed being out there running with our group, but my health is definitely more important.  I am nervous about making up the miles, but as in all pilgrimages there are obstacles and difficulties which are part of the journey!

Thankfully my recovery is underway due in large part to a wonderful husband who has brought me fruit smoothies and anything else that I have requested!  He is attempting to make a big pot of Chicken Sauce Piquante which is like chicken soup with a spice kick!  It is great for sinus colds!  I am very blessed!

So how do you treat a cold or sinus infection?  Do you have any natural remedies that you use?  If you are a runner, do you “run through” a cold?

Also, here are some links that I promised that shed some light on redemptive suffering or “offering it up” as mentioned in my first post here and here.

This video is interesting as well.