There are a lot of days where I don’t feel awesome. But this week has been especially not awesome because of smoke blowing in from fires out west. I thought I was doing “ok” and that the smoke had cleared out enough for me to go run. Here I am confident pre-run:
I blissfully set out. The first mile (of eight planned) was tough…but I convinced myself that was just because I was tired. The second mile was tougher. I finally woke up and noticed I couldn’t see the mountains. Uh-oh. Not good. So…I walked home feeling slightly defeated. Here I am post run/walk. Not happy.
I finished up the day be helping fundraise at the Rockies game by handing out beads for donations. I felt ok even. Then bam…the next morning I was totally out of commission. Went in to work for 2 hours and then came home. Don’t know if it is the smoke, a cold, the flu…but I was totally sidelined.
I spent the rest of the day yesterday laying on the floor with my pillows and blankets mindlessly watching HBO-in and out of sleep and wakefulness. Max was my protector dog all day.
I did have a moment of togetherness where I painted my nails and tried my first Jamberry sample!
I’m up and at ‘Em and on my way to work today…day three…after having a breakfast cocktail of allergy and asthma medicines, painkillers, coffee, and vitamins-while also dousing myself in essential oils. I would not survive a zombie apocalypse and am seriously going to pack my emergency kit with Claritin and aleve and young life’s RC blend.
Ok. Lessons learned:
- It’s ok to take it easy sometimes. The world will still run (…even if you can’t)
- It’s easier to marathon watch Under the Dome while you’re sick than Game of Thrones. You actually miss something if you fall asleep during Game of Thrones.
- Popsicles can make a delicious dinner.
- Aleve works better than ibuprofen-at least for me.
- One should not attempt outside activity if one cannot see the mountains….
That is all.