Sick bed training tips?


This photo basically sums up my life for the past five days. Haven’t been able to run or do anything besides take medicine and watch House of Cards. (Which, by the way, is amazing. Reminds me of all the reasons I love and hate politics, and, why I love and love Kevin Spacey.)

I’m worried about losing strength – and I don’t think I’ll be able to start up again for at least a week – anyone have any tips for low-impact ways to stay strong while sick? What do you do to stay strong when you can’t get the miles in? During my marathon training in 2011 I got pneumonia and, even though it was two months before the race, I think my time and my body took an extra beating on race-day from the strength I lost as a result.

I’m going to make it up this mountain, setbacks or not, I just really want it to happen in two hours or less….





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2 responses to “Sick bed training tips?

  1. Sorry you’re sick girl! Makes me feel like a whiny baby for complaining about my knee. I’m sure there are way better tips out there, but I know that on one of my Jillian Michaels dvd’s she suggests doing punches if you have a lower body injury. Maybe that would be a good way to get cardio in? But don’t stress too much, you’re going to do great!!!

    • meganirwin

      That’s actually really helpful to know because my lower body hurrrrttttsss right now. And you’re not a baby for complaining about your knee because a) knee pain is the worst and b) I learned something important about Cipro! I ❤ you girl.

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