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Being sick...

Saturday, February 06, 2010

is miserable. I've had a cold since Wednesday. I've noticed that as I get older, my colds are shorter in duration but are more intense. I took a 1/2 day from work on Wednesday, and came home and slept. Went back to work Thursday---quite possibly one of the most miserable days of my life. I wish I was kidding. So, I took a sick day today as well, and slept until about 1:00.

The worst part of all this is that I haven't been able to exercise. I've heard that if your symptoms are above the neck, you should be able to exercise, just less intensely than normal. But given that my nose is flowing like Niagara Falls, my throat is sore and dry from excessive mouth breathing, and I've had a headache the size of Saskatchewan, there was no way that even the most gentle of walking, stretching, or yoga was going to be possible.

I have, however, enjoyed just being able to relax, sleep, and drink copious amounts of water. It's been a stressful few weeks (which should continue through the end of the school year), so it admittedly has been nice to be unable to devote any energy to school/work (with the exception of a couple of hours tonight submitting an assignment). It has been wonderful to snuggle into my blankets, put a nice warm compress over my eyes, and listen to music. Why don't I do things like that when I'm NOT sick?
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