Cold and flu can interupt many of the rides we do. I have found that to reduce the symptoms and make it leave my body sooner that taking Zicam and zinc lozenges cuts the duration and severity of the cold almost in half! Yeah, chicken noodle soup helps too, as well as staying up on enough protein and liquid in me. Rest when you can, get some healthy medicine in you - not just something that masks the symptons til it goes away. Zicam oral spray seems to work best for me.