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