I've been sick twice already this year and it's only February. I've done my time with chicken soup and orange juice and staying in bed dreaming about running. Both times, it sort of ambushed me late at night: fever, headache, chills, sore throat, stuffy head. I guess this is my appeal to the gods that I have had my share of sick for now.
I was looking over my training log from last year and noticed I had a similar pattern. I know that distance running can depress your immune system. I'm fanatic about washing my hands and doing the anti-bacterial gel. I'm eating well. I'm active. I have a home office, so I'm not super exposed...well, there is the pool, but the chlorine level is so high it would instantly fry any germ...so, I'm wondering what I'm doing or not doing that is attracting colds/flu.
What do you do to stay healthy in the winter?
Training is set back a week. I had a solid 20 miler the last weekend of January. Now I feel that I'm re-building this week. Brick yesterday-spin and run and ran a good 6 mile tempo today. Yoga and swimming tonight.