Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SUDAFED®. All opinions are my own.
Sometime back in grade school I realized that sports requiring a high degree of coordination were not an option for me. I like to focus on one thing at a time so activities that require me to focus on moving, aiming, and using force all at the same time. That is how I became a runner since I only had to concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other. To this day, it’s my favorite way to burn calories and get my heart pumping.
Of course, even though I love running, I still have to talk myself into it most times. I have to convince myself to endure the weather (Too hot? Too cold? Too windy?). I have to make time for it. I have to push through a certain amount of discomfort. And heaven forbid that I am suffering from a head cold, because goodness knows I breathe hard enough when I’m perfectly healthy. Usually, I have to overcome all of these obstacles by committing myself to an event that requires me to do a certain amount of training. That’s the ridiculous reason I have for entering marathons.
Marathon training will inspire me to make time, brave unpleasant weather, and put up with a few aches and pains. I can even disregard a runny nose by carrying a handkerchief with me. What I can’t ignore is pain from sinus pressure. Those of you who have experienced this know how uncomfortable it can be. The only thing worse than trying to ignore the headache is to consider exacerbating the problem by heading out on a run during which I’ll make the sinus pressure worse by trying to force air in and out of my body.
If the sinus pressure only lasts a day or two, I will typically take a short training break. However, as any runner will tell you, to take of more than a couple of days can completely throw off a training plan. I’ve only confronted this particular problem once before and a decongestant was my savior. I chose SUDAFED® since it also includes acetaminophen, which I sometimes take to dull running pains. I wasn’t setting any land speed records, but at least I was able to get out and run without feeling like my head was going to explode. Thankfully, I didn’t have to abandon my marathon goal (months of hard work and a hefty registration fee).
I’m not a doctor, so I’m not recommending you take SUDAFED® for your sinus pressure, but because I did have a favorable experience with it, I’m happy to promote the SUDAFED REPLAY™ sweeps. SUDAFED® is giving 90 lucky winners the chance to replay a missed opportunity or one that they had to suffer through due to sinus pain.
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So, if you’ve missed out on something you wanted to do because of sinus pain or if you just want a chance to do something that you had to suffer through because of sinus pressure, take this opportunity by entering the sweepstakes here.
SUDAFED REPLAY™ Sweepstakes Information
Sinus sufferers can enter to win a SUDAFED REPLAY™ to help them relive their most regrettable, missed out moments. By simply describing the activity they missed or suffered through due to sinus pain and congestion on the SUDAFED REPLAY™ app on the SUDAFED® Facebook page, sinus sufferers will be entered to win a $250 gift card for such experiences as a Flight Replay, Sporting Event Replay, or Movie Replay. The sweepstakes is open through April 6, 2014.