Trying to be patient.
By yesterday afternoon I was feeling pretty run down, and I had a sinus headache. This cold/flu or whatever it is just keeps hanging on. Even though I really wanted to, I decided not to ride or train yesterday.
My diet has remained clean, but I’m eating above maintenance because I’ve been really hungry–especially for carbs. I sure hope the food my body seems to be craving is helping with my recovery, because the extra calories coupled with zero exercise is not a great combination. My scale weight continues to inch up, and I definitely don’t want that.
Also–and even more of a concern than a little extra scale weight–each day I spend resting and recovering from the flu is another day of reduced fitness. I worked very hard the last 3 months of 2012, and my cycling progress was coming along extremely well. I’ve certainly lost some of that progress, and that’s a bitter pill to swallow after putting in all that work. Even though I know I’m doing the right thing by resting, it’s not easy with those kinds of thoughts running through my mind.
This morning I’m feeling pretty good, and so I am probably going to get a light ride in on the trainer. Nothing taxing, just something to keep me sane.
One thing is for certain: the past week has reaffirmed just how much I love cycling. It’s all I’ve been thinking about…