We could change the title of this thread to “Who’s got kids?” and it’d be about the same responses.
Chills and body aches 8 days ago - directly from patient zero (my toddler). Just clearing the echoes of a minor upper respiratory thing now. Tested the water with an hour of endurance over the weekend and Sweet Spot on Monday. Yesterday off then going out with the chain gang tonight. Wish me luck.
Bumping this thread because I feel sorry for myself. My son started preschool last fall and it’s been one low-level illness after another for the whole family since November. I just started another round of coughing up fun green stuff on New Year’s Day.
Dude, why didn’t I see this thread before. I’ve been questioning reality since January, we’ve been sick off and on for the last 3+ months.
Most recently, I’ve just been having green snot but no other symptoms. But the RPE for the last couple of threshold workouts have been 9 or 10/10. I had to quit the workout today because my legs just couldn’t put out the power.
This morning, my wife told me that our 2 youngest kids likely caught COVID from a birthday party a few days ago; they’re both coughing and boogery so It looks like I’ll be starting over soon.
My little toddler was sick for almost 2.5 weeks while we were in the middle of moving, I had something minor - the yucky chest coughs but it wasn’t too severe and didn’t keep me from training. Right now it turned into that old-man cough where I have just a little phlem in my throat all the time.
My girlfriend just came down with some serious and had to go the the hospital to get checked…white stuff all in her throat and it hit her like a ton of bricks yesterday. She negative for covid though, and that’s great. Hoping what she has passes quickly and doesn’t get my little boy sick. Chances are after everybody get’s better I’ll get sick. Fingers crossed.
I feel your pain. That’s definitely my achilles heel.
I have started washing my hands more often, especially before/after dropping off my kids at day care. Anecdotally, that helped a little. Another factor that helped was getting enough sleep in. Before getting sick, I had trouble sleeping (despite being in bed early enough). Now I basically use the time I would dedicate to training to sleep. But especially with young kids, you can’t avoid getting sick altogether.
This is getting a bit much. I feel fine and I’m motivated to get on the bike, all I have is some green snot. But when I get on the bike I cannot complete a threshold workout. It’s been like this for over a week now.