Taking it Easy, One Tissue at a Time

I actually got up ready to do a long run this morning.  I thought if I got up and ran before my congestion started draining……     I dressed in my layers, tied my shoes, got my bluetooth headphones adjusted, all while avoiding the “you have got to be kidding” look I was getting from Patient Husband.  I decided to come to a compromise – I would run down my hill a 1/2 mile and back up a few times to get in some hill work.  As I rand downhill I realized I was breathing through my mouth – not because thats how I work out but because that was the only way I could.  Then every step I took pounded in my head.  I turned and headed up hill.  Darn it – he was watching as I walked and ran to get back to the door.   I went past the house straight to the barn and took care of my morning chores.

Yes I’m stubborn.  Somehow showing myself that I couldn’t run was much better than just accepting the fact.  So the rest of the day was this.

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Eventually my chest became congested and I remember that to describe how my cold was progressing, I pointed to my head and said “there’s nothing up here any more”.  The reply was “just what I thought”.

I did make some comfort food for dinner :  turkey pot pie with mashed potatoes on top.  It tasted better than this picture portrays.

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So my day was filled with reading the stack of magazines beside the couch, looking  through tons of websites with running gear,  sounding like James Earl Jones when I talked and wearing running clothes the entire time.  🙂

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Tomorrow will be better.  I know it will.

Anne

Anyone else try to run through their cold?                                                                                                     

What is your comfort food?  (mine is usually something involving bread)

 

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