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I refuse to be sick...

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I am still fighting off whatever crud I was dealing with yesterday, but I refuse to act like I am sick! Today I went snow shoeing. OMG was it cold! My nose started running really bad... and then the snot started freezing on my face. Gross, I know, but that is how cold it was. It was nose sticking cold out there (that is when you squeeze your nostrils together and they stick). It is supposed to be even colder tomorrow. Windchills are supposed to be down around -20F. I am thinking Cooper is getting really short walks tomorrow.

On a sad note... I lost my Spark Activity Tracker when we were out snow shoeing. I didn't realize how addicted to it had become! When I first got it I questioned its usefulness, but I am a convert. So, I ordered a new one. It will probably take a week to get here, so I am adrift for a week. Maybe I will take a week to rest up. I would still get my 120+ minutes of daily exercise to keep my streak alive, but not push myself the way I have been lately. I started the Wall sit challenge that a friend posted in her blog, but I added biceps curls to the wall sit to make it more challenging.

The problem with taking it a bit easier is that I like to eat. If I don't work out as much, then I can't eat as much. Bummer!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOURVA 1/3/2014 10:04PM

    As this grandma would say the best thing for a cold is to rest and drink lots of fluids esp chicken soup.

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/3/2014 3:57PM

    Rats! Wishing you miracles.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/3/2014 10:57AM

    I just ordered mine..... it is 10.00 off through today! so order it!

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    Never heard of nose sticking cold before. Yikes. I have to carry tissues all the time, hot or cold out, when I walk the pups - snotty nose. Hope you feel better soon emoticon

I use the Fitbit zip - lost 2 - got backups - found the first 2. Now, I wear it with a safety clip. (& keep the backups stored).

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    Brrrrr....that's cold!

I ordered a sparktracker a couple days ago. It hasn't come yet. I'm glad you liked yours so much that you ordered another one.

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    HI Chandra,, we are ALSO in the extremely cold,, I THINK that CHERI SENT US THIS so we'd have SYPMPATHY FOR HER !! OH YEAH !!! I am going to LAY THAT DOWN !!! it is FREEZING OUT !! it's -5,,,with the wind chill of -27 with a BLIZZARD Occuring,, and I LOVE IT !!!

U TAKE CARAH GIRL !! if you are sick,, you are SICK, and ur body NEEDS time to heal !! it's FINE to take off a day or 2 ,,,and it's NOT BREAKING ur steak,,it's TAKING CARAH of YOU !! A breaking a streak is when we CAN DO IT, but CHOOSE TO NOT TOO. NO MATTER what the "Tracker" says !

ALSO hon,,so SORRY you lost the gadget,, and HOPE the new one comes in SOON !! I actually ordered,, and I KNOW This is OLD AND FUNNY, but I ADORE it,, "Dance ur pants off" with Richard SImmons. HAHAHAHA I KNOW,, I KNOW !! but, the others in it,, are ALSO large,, and NOT SKINNY ones,, who have NO CLUE what its like to HUFF and PUFF just putting on sneakers !!

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OHSNAPITZKAT 1/2/2014 10:19PM

    I'm trying to not act sick too! It's hard to work out with a chest cold.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/2/2014 9:52PM

    Gross! I'm glad you're getting a new one. Maybe one day I'll get one.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/2/2014 9:32PM

    Sorry about your tracker - i know how it feels. Even frozen you sound like you had fun.

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CINDHOLM 1/2/2014 7:40PM

    Take care and stay warm.. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/2/2014 7:10PM

    Okay to continue in the gross vein my dog Lacey tries to eat my Kleenex !!!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/2/2014 7:09PM

    Feel better soon!

My nose ALWAYS runs when I exercise outside in the winter. I'm usually in deep trouble if I go XC skiing and forget my hankie!


Drink lots of fluids and stay warm and get lots of rest when you're not outside.
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PS the good news about your activity tracker is that it'll probably survive the winter outside because it's supposedly waterproof. So maybe you'll end up with a spare, if you find it after the snow melts...

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DOGLADY13 1/2/2014 7:06PM

    I LOVE gross stories. One of my favorites is with my nephew who is now 31 and married. At the time, I was in college. He was probably 5 or 6 years old and I was dragging him around with me. It was January and really, really, really cold. As I said, I was dragging him all over and as we were off on some cold death march somewhere, he piped up with "Aunt Laura... do you have a kleenex?" I doubled over laughing. He had snot frozen from his nose to his chin.

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