The weather this winter has been so weird. This past weekend was freezing, yesterday was warm and sunny (45 degrees), and this morning its 40 degrees, foggy, and rainy. However, the temperature is supposed to drop during the day and we’re predicted to get snow this afternoon.
Chicago, please make up your mind, is it winter or is it spring?
Anyway, the rain and fog meant I couldn’t run outside in the dark this morning so I hit the gym for an easy 5 mile treadmill run. Still no pain in my ankle, so I think I’m in the clear, but I’m going to take it easy the next few days just in case.
Breakfast was nothing fancy.
I toasted an Ezekiel 7-Sprouted Grains English muffin (my fave) and topped half with orange cranberry spread and the other with cream cheese and apple pie preserves (it works, I promise ). I also had a clementine (x2), an Adora disc, and some Starbucks blonde roast with soy creamer.
Breakfast is always better with friends
In running news, recent research has indicated that moderate exercise might actually decrease your risk of upper respiratory track infection by one-third, whereas strenuous exercise actually increases risk of URTI’s. Strenuous work-outs include training for long distance races.
What do you guys think? In your experience is this true? Are strenuous workouts worth the risk?
The long weekend is over, back to reality!