March 17, 2011

Sick again

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and there is no corned beef on the horizon for me. I *am* wearing lots of green, though, because getting pinched would just make a lousy day worse. Emotionally I'm still incredibly happy and optimistic, but less than three weeks after my last cold, I'm back to being sick.

I have always bragged about how infrequently I catch colds, and now I find myself yet again with a horrible, wet, hacking cough. It's really awful - and teaching is the worst, I have had to bring my water bottle to class in order to stay hydrated enough to not hack myself to death while teaching. I went to the gym last night and cranked out 1050 calories on the elliptical with only minor coughing, but once I left it got much worse - and it was actually quite warm out, so I can't blame it on the cold weather. I ran a couple quick errands, then came home and snuggled up on the couch with my two sickness staples:

i prefer honey herb but they were out
and

season two = the best
I have absolutely no shame.

Seriously, though ... I used to get sick once a year at most! Perhaps my newfound lack of immunity to disease is from working with the public - a few of my students are sick now, too. Or from spending so much time at the gym - it's easy not to get sick when you don't go out and do things with other possibly sick people. I'd like to think this is not another thin person thing that I will have to get used to, because I'd be okay with crying over every new pair of jeans for the rest of my life as long as I don't have to cough myself to death so often!

Tonight I'm skipping the gym in favor of soup for dinner and early bedtime - as long as I feel better, I'll make it up tomorrow. I have to take care of myself and get well so I can fully enjoy my Spring Break! I'm looking forward to spring cleaning, and I'm hoping that the weather isn't as dreary as the forecast looks right now, because I'd love to go down to the lake for my first outdoor run in Chicago!

16 comments:

Edel McCreanor said...

Be VERY careful working out when your sick - especially if it's mainly on your chest - my little brother had a chest infection for around 6 months, when he eventually DID go to the doctor he was told that working out can sometimes make your infection go deeper into your lungs

Just a heads up

Also - I was teaching for a few years, in Korea and Spain. And OMG I was sick every 5 mins. I was teaching mainly kids though - but I guess germs are germs. He he he - in Korea the kids used to walk around with surgical masks on during flu season, both sweet and kinda creepy

Hope you get better soon <3

Chubby McGee said...

I don't think I ever noticed your tattoo before. I love it. Just sayin'.

Also, I hope you are back to 100% soon. Being sick blows! Rest up so your body can heal and you can give it your all again. *hugs*

Ann said...

i love Golden Girls!! Hope you feel better soon!!

~Shannon~ said...

Oh my gosh, I used to watch the Golden Girls all the time - weirdly addicting! I hope you get better quick! Take care.

Amy said...

Get well soon!!! I would definitely say school is the worst place to get sick - because I noticed when I gained weight I got sick way more often... I wouldn't say it's a thin thing at all.

Life as a Caterpillar said...

I love Golden Girls- who doesn't? I am going to be Blanche when i grow up :)

I really hope you feel better soon. I wouldn't question being sick too much, a cold is just a cold, it can happen to anyone. There may just eb more around at the moment. I wouldn't run if it is in your chest though.

xx
lesley

Amanda said...

Hehe, I'll have the GG theme song in my head all day now...

Hope you feel better soon! I agree with the previous commenters...when I was sick I took a week off from exercising and just focused on food, and ended up being sick for less time than usual. Don't over-do it! :)

Meghan said...

I really hope you feel better.

UMM, I'm sorry..did I read that you BURNED 1050 calories!??? That is awesome!!! I'm pretty sure I could never ever burn that much..takes me several days to burn that much actually. Jealous!! How long were you on that thing?

Kelty said...

Sorry you're sick! If anything can help put you to rights it would be the Golden Girls! :D

*Amanda Brown* said...

I hope you feel better!! I just got over being sick and it's NO fun. I am hoping all of the cold weather is out of our system now. Yay Spring.

Justine said...

Aw, I really hope you'll get better soon so you can fully enjoy your spring trip! *hugs*

And gotta agree with Meghan, 1050 calories is crazy awesome. Do you always burn that much when you go to the gym?

Shannon B. said...

Golden Girls are my favorite! Dorothy is my favorite! Her outfits are ridiculous, but she and Sophia crack me up! All the stories about St. Olaf got on my nerves, and Blanche being a hoe was always a favorite when Sophia was cracking jokes. Great show! I've seen every episode a bazillion times!

Pretty Pauline said...

We are still in a track meet with the potty! I was so excited to study Ireland today and enjoy some good food, but alas, we are just kind here. :(

LoriV. said...

Get well soon!! Definitely rest easy so you're back up in no time.

~ Darla ~ said...

LOL, the Golden Girls, that should cheer you up. Whenever I say (above a whisper) that I never get sick...I get sick. I try not to even think it anymore. Get well soon.

Tim said...

A) I can't believe you like the Golden Girls

B) I can't believe everyone else seems to like the Golden Girls.

Am I the only one who would rather poke needles into my eyes than watch that??? LOL Hope you get better soon :)