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A Cold

By Lifeasarunningmom @RunningMom6
This is not the post I was going to write today. In fact, I was planning to talk about Ab-Defining April and May Madness but something happened and all that changed.
Yesterday I woke up feeling just dandy. I even made it to the gym before work and ran great. I did my yoga and squeezed my 3:30 plank into my workday in a coffee break. All was wonderful except those sneezes. It started with one here and another there but then it seemed non-stop. I knew something was up. By the time I left work I knew Airborne would be on my agenda.
A ColdI got home, took some Airborne, and moved into movie fun night with darling daughter. I am so glad I changed our original family plan on a whim Tuesday night. You see, I realized Wednesday, yesterday, was the last day of April. Shocking, I know! But I knew dear hubby wanted to go lobster fishing so I set the plan in motion with his son. I got darling daughter on board to skip going to the library for movie night and told her, I would get the movie and we could watch it at home. It worked out for the best since I was a sneezy,  achy mom. We had a blast! She stayed up a bit late. I went to bed way early (just after 7:00 pm). Dear hubby got home late around 10:00 pm. I heard him. He said lobster fishing was good. Still don't know if that means they caught anything. P.S. The movie of choice - The Pirate Fairy. Some parts cracked me up with references to Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the crocodile.
A ColdLong story short - last night I finally declared I was sick. Darling daughter told me not to worry as it is what she had and it will only last a 100-day week. Oh my! I am in for it! I wasn't scared though. I was still confident by morning I would feel better. By 1:00 am I knew I wasn't going to the gym before work. I needed sleep. By 5:00 am I was dragging myself out of bed and trying to look on the bright side. The bright side - I would stop for medicine on the way to work and happily paid $8.84 for 20 effervescent tablets of Alka-Seltzer Plus. That in itself is a sign I don't feel well because I tend to suffer through the little things and avoid OTC medicines. Now tell much does this stuff cost in your neck of the woods? I do realize I was at a grocery store since it was all that is open that early here and I couldn't wait until after work. Just curious but it is worth it. I took my first two tablets (so this box is 10 dosages?!)  as soon as I got to work and am feeling a wee bit better. Well, my head isn't as heavy and achy but I am sneezing still and have a crazy runny nose.
But in all reality, I can't complain too much. I haven't been really sick in a long time. Don't get me wrong, I have had days where I felt off but not this off. Perhaps my memory is blurry but the last real sick time I remember is over a year ago for the Honolulu Marathon. Or maybe not. Who knows. But I do know one thing. I am getting sick way less than I did before I started my running streak. And when I do get sick, I generally recover quite quickly and I do listen to my body. Right now, the number of miles I run this week don't matter. I will run later today and do my yoga...and yes, I will still plank. But I will also ensure I get plenty of sleep and rest to kick this cold ASAP!
If all goes well, I plan to return to my regularly scheduled blog post on Ab-Defining April and May Madness tomorrow. My head is just too fuzzy right now to analyze.
Have a great day!
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for stores that are open before 6:00 am.
Daily Affirmation: I am stronger than this cold.

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