Dec 04 2008
I’m sick. Head cold with ridiculously raw sinuses. Started Tuesday and got pretty bad that night and the next morning. Slept like absolute crap. Took a long sauna Wednesday during lunch which helped incredibly.
For simple colds, you can suck down green tea and echinacea until you pee green but over the past couple years, I’ve found nothing beats a sauna to speed up recovery. From what I’ve read, the sauna is burning it out, not unlike what your body does when it gives itself a fever. Plus it feels good to just flush your system out. Whatever it is, it works.
I’m hoping to be at least back to 90% by Saturday. I’m optimistic of that if I head in for another long sweat today. My fitness is down a bit but I’ve spent the season learning Form = Fitness x Rest. I was in better shape than last year but was always tired. I’ve spent a little time on the bike since Hillsboro trying not to lose too much. We’ll see how it goes.
Looks like the course will be on the drier side than last year. No chance of rain until Sunday and that’s a ‘maybe’ as of today. Should be cool too. I’m ok with cool, even cold. Cold is good for me.
One of the many bummers about the cold is that the Holiday Ale Fest is downtown this week and weekend. Lots of good stuff there. I had thoughts of going over after work each night for a quick taste or two before heading home. I’ll think about that later in the day.