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UGH!! Make a decision already, will you??

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For cyring out loud!

WHAT AM I?? Am I sick? Or am I well? This not knowing what I am is brutal!

Unlike making healthy choices, I have no control over sickness.

Oh sure, I can do what it takes to avoid getting sick, eat well, exercise, get lots of rest, take my vitamins, and so on...

But folks, face it....when you're sick, you're sick and there is nothing you can do about it.

Last week, I thought it was because of the weather that I was hot, then cold, then hot, then cold. But then I got the chills and then the sweats. This is usually a good indication that I'm getting sick.

So I braced myself. All day Sunday I'm feeling pretty good, except for it being one of the coldest days of the year. I feel so good, I'm going to make a pot of Chicken soup. Good for the soul! Because hey... I'm not getting sick after all. And chicken soup is good on a cold day.

I also made the decision that I would use today as my rest day instead of tomorrow. I would do my long run (11 miles) on Monday instead of today. It's just to cold out. And I AM allowed that one rest day a week. So today is the day!

So, it's all good! I'm feeling good and I'm home free, right?


Monday, I woke up with sinus congestion and a headache. Oh boy, here it comes now. Good thing I DID make that soup yesterday. I'm going to need it today!

But, by the time afternoon rolls around, the congestion and headache are both gone. I now begin to rationalize and contribute it to the heater running non stop. You know how it is with all that dry heat, right? So, I'm not sick after all. Besides, I'm not feeling achy and no sore throat, fever, or anything like that.

Well, what did I do? I went for that long run that I put off yesterday because of the cold. I didn't quite make it to 11 miles, stopped after 10, but no biggie. I felt good, just a little tired. But I didn't feel *sick*.

Rest of Monday was uneventful.

Today, I woke up feeling good again. Felt like I got a good night's sleep and I was well rested. So, I'm going to do my Tuesday routine at the gym. First, yoga. Then on to the elliptical to do a hill workout. And after that, the ab routine.

OMG! Three-quarters of the way through yoga and WHAM!! Massive head, nose, sinus, and throat congestion. I gave myself a headache and my nose HURTS from trying to blow it all out! The more I blew, the more congested I got!

I give up, I'm going home. No elliptical, no ab workout.

I get home, ate the last of the chicken soup, took some sinus meds, and hit the couch for a nap.

I woke up just a bit ago and while I'm not feeling bad, (i.e. no congestion or headache), I just don't trust my body right now.

Is it going to deceive me again, just when I think I'm feeling better? I don't know.

But what I do know is, IF I'm going to get sick, I just wish I would and get it over with!

Life IS Good! (yep, even when sick, I have lots to be thankful for!)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANEPANALIPTI 1/14/2010 9:18AM

    are you feeling better darling?

ps. you're awesome

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NUTRIGIRL08 1/13/2010 11:39AM

    Hope you feel better soon! Give your body a chance to recoup!

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MBSHAZZER 1/13/2010 11:35AM

    I've been there... it's like, well, if I'm not truly sick, then a workout will probably make me feel better. But if I am truly sick, then rest is best! Hope your body makes up it's mind on the side of WELL! :D

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LAURIEDEAR 1/13/2010 10:07AM

    I hope today has you feeling good all day!!! emoticon

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GSDMIKE 1/12/2010 10:24PM

    Maybe you are allergic to chicken soup! Hope you feel better soon.

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CMULL328 1/12/2010 10:22PM

    Man, I hate when that happens. We've been on a good streak lately. The temps are holding steady and not freezing and then spring-like, repeat. That's when the vicious cycle starts...

Good luck. Take the rest, you're body is telling you something, whether you ARE sick or's telling you something.

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BOBBYD31 1/12/2010 8:24PM

    maybe just take a few extra days off. hope you feel better soon.

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    What the heck??!! I hope it goes away soon so that you are back to normal emoticon

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ANNIE_1015 1/12/2010 8:01PM

    I guess you gotta just let it run its course. Feel better!


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GMEAN2055 1/12/2010 7:27PM

    I hope you are feeling better..Take care of yourself. You know your body....I do hate the on again off again feeling...

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IZZYJEAN 1/12/2010 7:24PM

    It's this crazy freakin weather sending our bodies into a confused state!!! Well, at least that's my theory. emoticon Rest up!

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DEBP1961 1/12/2010 7:17PM

    Oh no!!! Be careful & listen to your body so that you recover in full - you don't need this thing lingering off & on!

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DRAGONFLY1974 1/12/2010 7:15PM

    I hate that!!!! hope you aren't sick, but if you are get better fast!!! Can't wait to see you on the 30th!!

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BLABBERMOUTH2 1/12/2010 7:11PM

    I think you have that every other day, 12-hour, feely, achy, sore throat, congestion bug thingy. It's from Texas I think. Or it could be from North Dakota. Not sure. It's a migratory bug that has gotten confused with all the weather screw ups we're having here down south.

Hope you feel better if you're sick or I'm glad you're feeling better, which ever one fits when you read this. rofl

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HISTOMOM 1/12/2010 6:27PM

    Yeah Suezette..."it" needs to make up it's mind!!! LOL!!!!

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    LOL I am with ya on this one.

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K10BFIT 1/12/2010 5:26PM

  I'm with "EverydayItry" on this one. I sincerely hope you get better soon!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/12/2010 5:20PM

    Maybe Everydayitry is right. Get sick already and feel better. But the best thing would be to take it easy a day or 2 and ease up on yourself. You should not push so hard when you are potentially sick. Tomorrow will still be here, if we are ready or not.

I care!


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DELITESUGA1 1/12/2010 5:07PM

    Hope you feel better. You may need to take it easy for a while just because you may feel better does not mean go workout hard and get to sweating, or it will whammy you again.

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TRISHAANN56 1/12/2010 5:02PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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EVERYDAYITRY 1/12/2010 5:02PM

    Um, would it be odd if I said I hope you get sick already so that you can feel better?

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