Snow, school, and the sickie-ickies.

I am not supersitious generally, but I jinxed myself:

Yesterday I said “I have only been sick once in the last year”. So of course I woke up with a sore throat and stuffy nose today, I thought it was just from the dry air, but alas it is afternoon and I can feel the tell-tale throat tenderness and heated feeling in my nose and eyes that signals a cold that will make me miserable in 24 to 72 hours from now.

The good news is that you can usually workout just as hard with a cold. It’s a fever that usually will knock me down. The bad news is that I tend to be prone to fevers. I should have realized I was going to get sick, my joints (jaw, shoulders, hips, and knee’s) have all been aching the last week. I chalked it up to colitis because my stomach has also been bothersome. I also brushed it off because the first few weeks of a new training schedule are always rough!

It snowed all morning so the noise outside is dampened, I love that. I am heading to the gym in about 10 minutes to do a leg workout and 5 miles on a treadmill before I head downtown for classes.

Today is the first day of my last semester of graduate school!

Since I don’t buy into any cold remedies, I won’t ask for any. I will however, ask for tips of how to blow a snot-rocket with discretion. I might need that info. when I take my runs outside Thursday thru Sunday!

-AB

One response to “Snow, school, and the sickie-ickies.

  1. Did you honestly use the words “snot rocket” and “discretion” in the same sentence? Who needs discretion… just have plenty of tissues. Sorry you’re feeling all icky, but I commend you for working out anyway! I can’t do that, when I’m sick it’s all over baby. I wish you good luck and a swift recovery!

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