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Trying to Keep Moving...!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Over the past several days I've had this insidious creeping ENT crud getting just a bit worse each day, nagging cough, runny nose and off & on ears acting up. I remembered my ENT doc's advice to spritz some white vinegar in the ears to keep them clear, which appears to be working, but the N & T keep pestering me. Have been feeling blah & run down so some days have blown off working out.

Today, I thought I'd try the opposite: maybe if I get myself MOVING I can rev up my circulation to just blow this crud out of my system...?

So...nailed treadmill this a.m. for 35 mins., got out for a walk & talk with a client for 45 mins. and later this evening did some Nordic walking into our local downtown 30 mins. each way.

It all felt great at the time...especially being out in the glorious sunshine which ALWAYS feels like a cure-all for ANYTHING to me... :-)

But here I am tonight hacking, coughing and sneezing away...yuck! Want to clear this up so I can get out on my bike this weekend...! And the weather is SO BEAUTIFUL, just going to HAVE to keep getting outside for my sunshine fix!

Stay tuned...

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    As you say to me, RATS! Allergies maybe?? As always plenty of fluids to help wash the junk out. I hope whatever the gunk is is moves through soon so you can get back to enjoying Springtime. A few others have mentioned rest - not just blowing off workouts, but rest from everything. 24 hrs under the covers can do wonders emoticon for the psyche.

    Just 48 hours until the weekend emoticon I hope you're back on your feet by then!!
    2992 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    i just got over similar symptoms................rest and take it easy...........wishing you well soon............blessings and hugs................lita
    2992 days ago
    I had a similar thing happen to me right after buying my recumbent bike. I got Bronchitis and I knew I needed to exercise to get results with SP. So I forced myself to ride the bike or walk at lunch and I would cough a lot while doing both. This is the first week I haven't had those coughing attacks. My lungs are still not up to par, but much better.

    I figured you be out there in the evenings riding. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
    2992 days ago
    Sending you good thoughts for a speedy recovery!
    Have you ever tried a neti pot? Works great for my N problems before the develop into E&T problems.
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    2992 days ago
    i'm sorry your not feeling good,and i know you love your exercise,but you need rest as well.get some rest and then give that new (i'm jealous) bike some wellie emoticon
    2992 days ago
    Sorry you aren't feeling very good. I have one of those colds too. Ugh. I made myself do my run last night too. I am still coughing but I do feel a little less congested. Hope you get to feeling much better soon.
    2992 days ago
    I am sorry to hear that you are still sick. Sounds to me like you need to pamper yourself a bit. Take it easy & feel better soon.
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    2992 days ago
    I really hope you get over it soon!! I'm fighting that myself right now!! Some days it is just so hard to push through it when your body is revolting against you!! Hang in there and don't push too hard!

    2992 days ago
    It's better to get it all out of your system!! Your body sends you signals!! Take care!
    2993 days ago
    So sorry to hear you're fighting off some illness. Something's going around; DG's just getting over it himself. It runs you down! Gotta give you big props for all that movement, Don. Take care.
    2993 days ago
    Oh, poor you, I'm sending out healthy thoughts your way. emoticon

    emoticon I hope this is you by the weekend!
    2993 days ago
    I'm having sinus surgery in April, so I can sympathize. My rule of thumb is exercise if I don't have a fever, but I keep it less intense. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and go to bed early!!
    I hope you feel better soon!!
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    2993 days ago
    Feel better, Don
    2993 days ago
    I've done the garlic with honey on a spoon..works AWESOME... and if you don't have a Neti Pot.. get one.. helps keeps the sinuses rinsed out.. i totally swear by them shortening the cold.. and sounds like you're on day 3-5 of the cold.. it's all uphill from there! But i do feel your pain.. had the same issue this past weekend.. and even though it was raining some.. i got out and walked(when it wasn't) and it really did help .. Hope you feel better soon!
    2993 days ago
  • FRECKS96
    Aw, man. Spring colds stinks. I know a few people that swear by Zicam. If you prefer all natural stuff...honey for the throat (I like it stirred into hot water with a splash of lemon) and garlic. Take a clove, chop it up into 5-6 pieces and swallow the pieces like a pill. Do this 2x/day. Sounds crazy, but it works. You can take them together if you dare (A spoonful of honey with a clove of garlic.)

    Feel Better soon!
    2993 days ago
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