Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Time to chill out...

As in a fever and the chills.  This is a bad cold.  I feel HORRIBLE.  Worse yet, I can't fall asleep because I ache everywhere and my throat hurts SOOOOOOOO bad.  I hate sore throats - I have to say, it's the worst part of being sick.  I was still going to do my run, but then my lungs started to burn along with my throat.  I think I'm going to be down for the count for the next few days.  I was just getting back into the swing of things since my unofficial "week off" last week.  More like my week of slacking.  Oh well, whatever.  I recommitted on Sunday and on track I will stay - minus the exercise.  As soon as my lungs feel halfway decent, I'll get back to running.  Hopefully that is only a day or two. 

So here I sit, slathered in Vicks vaporub.  My cats won't come near me.  Apparently I smell.  What snobs!  I was thinking my Vicks seemed kind of weak.  I always remembered it being stronger.  Then I noticed the expiration date.  5/2005.  I kid you not - I've had a jar of Vicks for so long, it expired 7 years ago. As crappy as I feel - this still makes me laugh right out loud!  I want to take a really hot, steamy shower - but I do NOT want to wake up the kids.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do.  I really need some sleep.

In other news - it looks like I will NOT be running in the Iris 5k on the 19th.  There is no WAY I can come up with the $30 registration fee.  I wish races didn't cost so much money.  I'm pretty bummed - I really wanted to run this one!  Oh well, there is always next year!

AAHHH, I'm freezing cold again.  I hate that.  It feels like someone just turned on the air conditioning!  UGH and my ears are driving me bonkers - along with the vertigo.

Whoops - slipped right back into that one didn't I?!  Sorry!  It's all I can think about.  This cold really packs a wallop - let's hope it's a short one though!

Tomorrow is my weigh in - while I didn't workout yesterday or today, I feel pretty good about my week.  I think I am going to be happy with my progress!

Thank you again for reading!  Have a wonderful night! -Monica


  1. Ugh, I had that cold last is HORRIBLE! I hope you feel better soon!

    1. Oh boy - it's definitely not fun! The burning is backing off a bit - but now I'm starting to sound like Ive been smoking for 50 years - and I've never picked up a cigarette in my life! LOL My son thinks it is hilarious - he keeps asking me to count for him. Great - now I'm a freak show. LOL

  2. Take care of yourself and enjoy (?) the break. I wish the races were less too!

    1. As weird as it sounds... I miss running!! It's not like I get a break anyway - I'm still a full time Mommy (you know what that's about!). It's 10:30 and I'm just now winding down. MAN am I beat. My head is in MISERY. I'm hoping tomorrow will be better!