That is the question.
I often wonder if I should run when I’m sick. I’ve read other people’s opinions on whether or not a run would be beneficial or harmful. Should I rest until I feel better, or should I run in the hopes that the endorphins will speed recovery?
My general rule (and it is one I’ve stolen from I don’t even remember where) is that if the sickness is above the shoulders, it is okay to run. If the sickness is below the shoulders, rest is the way to go.
Since I’ve been coughing for days, in an attempt to expel my lungs from my body, I decided that today I would rest. But I don’t have to like it. Instead, I am spending some quality time with my DVR and a cup of hot tea with honey.
I just wish that I didn’t have to take a sick day so close to a required six week running hiatus. Yes…I have gotten questions about my upcoming surgery. I’m working on a way to answer those questions. But I don’t want to give away more information than you need. There is such a thing as too much information.
So, do you work out when you’re sick?