I finally found a trail around my area. A friend showed me where it was and it's pretty close to my house and I never knew it was even there. Since finding this trail this week, I have already been there twice running 8 miles each time. It is a nice change of scenery as well as terrain. But I don't think I would run through there by myself (kind of scary, maybe I am just a wimp). If I do, I would definitely bring my phone on that run. ~L
My IT band is still bothering me this week. I did take a few days off and don't plan on doing much this coming week. Also my feet have been so sore. I have so many blisters that I can't pop, almost like calluses. I keep thinking it has to be my shoes because I have been wearing the same kind of socks forever and never had any before, unlike the shoes. But I know a week before the marathon is not ideal on finding another pair of shoes. Any suggestions? ~L
I still hadn't kicked that cold last week but I still tried to get some runs in. I did 4 miles outside on Tuesday, 3 treadmill miles on Friday, and 10 miles on the trail on Saturday. It is absolutely beautiful hear today so I am hoping to head out to do some more this afternoon. ~M
While I was on the phone with a good friend Thursday night, we were talking about each of our illnesses. (I think it's a sign of getting older when you have in depth conversations about mucus and phlegm) But anyway, she was telling me a tip she learned from her friend about using vinegar an water to clear your throat of phlegm. At this point I was willing to try anything, so I did.
In case you find yourself in my situation later this season, here is what I did.
Mix 2/3 cup cold water with 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar. Gargle, and then ( with the mixture still in your mouth) hang your head upside down ( like you are going to touch your toes). Every 2 -3 seconds tap the rough of your mouth with your tongue ( I think this controls where the liquid goes in your mouth). You are suppose to stay in this position for 3 minutes. I couldn't only stand to do it for only 1 minute ( because I couldn't breath out of my nose because it was all stuffed up and I obviously could not open my mouth).
What is suppose to happen is that the apple cider vinegar is suppose to draw out all the mucus/phlegm and then after the 3 minutes, you spit out the apple cider/water mixture and the phlegm goes with it and you have a clear throat. I did this 3 times for only 1 minute each time. I can't say that it removed all my phlegm forever, but it did clear it up a little bit and I did feel better for the rest of the night. I do wonder if it was really the apple cider vinegar or if it was just the motion of hanging my head upside down that did it? ~M
Do you have any remedies to help clear your throat of phlegm?