We’ve Caught It

Workout

Wednesday- 3 miles, Jillian Michael Video

We’ve caught the bad cough/cold bug. Unfortunately, J has it the worst=( I did a short workout this morning because the Dr. wanted to see J because he’s having a hard time breathing. I hate seeing my little guy sick. I was up with him every 2 hours last night to make sure he was breathing, comfortable, and drinking water. I felt like I had a newborn all over again.

Although he’s been sick, he still has a little smile in him=) And selfishly I really like all the extra cuddles I’ve gotten throughout the night and this morning.

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I hope everyone is staying healthy, Runner’s World has an article telling you what you can eat for common symptoms, I liked the ‘Winter Power Foods’ so I shared some with you.  Click here is the full article.

Winter Power Foods
Boost your chances of staying healthy with these nutrient-packed picks

Dairy Most milk, yogurt, and cheese contains vitamin D and calcium. These nutrients work together to prevent bone loss.

Slow-cooked stews Made with lean beef, postrun stews provide iron needed for red blood cell production.

Canned tuna It’s a good source of vitamin D, important in the winter when less sun exposure decreases our body’s ability to produce it.

Barley This chewy grain (perfect for soups and stews) is high in cholesterol-lowering fiber and selenium, which reduces free-radical damage.

Winter squash Sharpen your eyesight for dark months with vitamin A superstars, such as pumpkin and butternut squash.

Onions and garlic These bulbs provide a boost of flavor along with antimicrobial properties, which may help protect you from winter bugs.

Kale In season in early winter, this leafy green delivers a megadose of vitamin K, which helps maintain strong bones and form blood clots.

Baked potatoes White spuds are high in vitamin C, while sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A—two antioxidants that help protect your immune system.

Citrus Oranges, grapefruits, and other types of citrus fruits (at their peak in the winter months) are high in fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C.

Have you gotten sick this winter? How are you staying healthy? Any tips??

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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14 Responses to We’ve Caught It

  1. Hope he is feeling better! I selfishly love the extra snuggles when my little one isn’t feeling the best too. 🙂

  2. Aw- hope you guys feel better soon! I bet the extra snuggles are nice:)
    I had the worst flu of my life this winter! It has taken a couple months to feel back to normal. I’ve just been really working on getting enough rest. It’s slowly seeming to help!

  3. Lindsay says:

    No fun :(. Been there. Feel better soon.

  4. Aww I’m sorry to hear he’s sick..but he’s oh sooo cute!
    I like the list – love my tuna and dairy!

  5. Awe! feel better soon! Being sick is the worst, but at least you can get some good cuddle time out of it!

  6. Oh noooo! Literally everyone I know in Utah is sick right now. We are just getting over one of the many things that is floating around ourselves. I hope J feels better asap and that you don’t get a bad case. Nothing is more exhausting than taking care of a sick kid when you are just as sick! Hugs.

  7. I hope you both feel better soon! Somehow I’ve managed to avoid getting sick so far this winter (knock on wood…), but everyone else I know has been. I’m crossing my fingers that I can stay healthy!

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