Saturday, April 2, 2011

Couch Potato Day - Part III - Enough Already!

Ugh! Sums it up for me right now.  I thought I would never in my life say this but I so missed running today and I'm going to miss it again tomorrow.  I'm going to walk on the treadmill perhaps for a little bit as I still need to take it easy.  If I just had a stuffy or runny nose then no problem.  However it's the congestion in my chest, sore throat and coughing that's killing me.  I went to the minute clinic today to see if I have any bacterial infections and everything checked out ok.  I'll hear about the throat culture in a couple of days. I have some fluid in one of my ears that could potentially cause problems so unless my ear hurts more then it does now it should be ok.  I just keep drinking my tea w honey, take advil, cough syrup, sudafed, do the salt water gargle and suck on cough drops. 

My husband and I went out with the kids to a local store and even with cough drops I thought I was going to cough up a lung.  It's one of those coughs that the more you try to hold back the worse it gets.  One word: embarrassing.

The part that I find most frustrating is I feel like I'm standing still as time slips through my hands.  I'm hating that I'm off my training schedule.  I want to be in good shape for my 12k.  I love consistency and this cold business is messing with that. 

Done ranting.  Kind of weird that I'm ranting about not running. -  If you told me a year ago I would be ranting about not being able to exercise I would look at you and say: - are you crazy????

Time for more tea and thank you for reading :-)


  1. So sorry you aren't feeling well yet; but yes, you need to listen to your body!! You've been going, going, going, and sometimes the body just gets tired and NEEDS the extra rest. One healthy alternative I've found to throat/conjestion, etc. is Apple Cider Vinegar. It tastes nasty but TOTALLY works!! You can dilute it in water (1 tsp. to 8oz.) or you can just drink it straight. I prefer to drink it straight and get it over with (once in the AM and once in the PM). Because the taste is so terrible and shocking; I have a bite of food right away with some juice or something to wash it down and take the smell away!! In fact, I even plug my nose while drinking it!! I hope you get to feeling better soon; and yes, I CAN believe you are worried about not training! Watch your intake (soup, lots of it) and you will be fine!! Get well soon ; ) -mid

  2. Mid thank you for the vinegar suggestion. Last night I propped myself up with some pillows and that seemed to help a little bit. I feel a little silly about my rant as there are people who have real problems far beyond having a nasty cold. Thank you for posting and reminding me my body needs a rest. It's funny how hard it can be to follow my own advice. Just as I didn't lose the weight overnight this cold isn't going to go away in 5 minutes.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!

  3. i hope you feel better soon, sonya. i bellyache about my allergies all the time and i feel silly, too, considering people with REAL health problems. nevertheless this cold/virus you have and allergies can interfere with our lives and we have a right to rant! and i want to say that i HOPE i get to the point where i will actually miss exercising/running if/when i cannot do it!! for me it is still a chore. but i do it.
    again - best wishes for a fast recovery. keep taking care of yourself!

  4. Thank you Linda for posting.

    It took me a super long time before I got to the point of missing exercise. Another thing I find helpful is having a group of ladies to run/walk with. It becomes as much a social thing than a physical one.

    Feeling better today btw - ran/walk 4miles on the treadmil at home and I feel great!