Posted: 12/04/2013 at 08:46
Blooming colds....hampered my training. Can't go for a time this year and off to enjoy the day next Sunday. So infruriating. Even posted on here, was so desperate. Accepted that I've lost fitness and will just start slow and see how things pan out.
But I have done alot of talking to people and reading about colds. Some of it maybe rubbish but bits might help. I was willing to try anything. Only been doing this for a week, but feel better.
Eat right...I wasn't bad but could improve hugely.
So, now I start with hot water & lemon (good to clear chest, as well as help digestion)
Power salad, actually quite yummy. Quinoa, spinach, grated fresh ginger, chopped garlic, (not a social meal) then add any variety of colours...carrot, pepper, avocado, much colour as you can get in, then the biggy, squeeze loads of fresh lemon.
I've cut back on unhealthy carbs, less sugary, more of the brown rice/ pasta variety.
Upped the vitamin c, by eating more dark green leaves, kiwi, oranges etc rather than vitamin tablets.
Echinacea drops, loads of rest and sleep.
Hoping it will get me through, got another week. Give it a bash, and with the warmer weather coming, hoping these colds will finally go. Be careful after the marathon, immune system will have taking a bashing, and that's when you can get some nasty colds.
Good luck, don't think and worry about it, it will all be alright on the day (that's what I keep telling myself..Monty python fan and all)