Thursday, January 14, 2010

Back to my Routine

I just spent the last week and a half sick. It was a very strange cold. The first five days I carried around that "I-have-that-feeling-in-my-throat-that-I-am-going-to-be-sick" feeling. I was tired and had no energy. Then Friday I woke up and I felt like I got hit by a truck. Nasal congestion, cough and sinus pressure, along with no energy to do anything. I sat on the couch for the next three days and watch movies and the entire season 2 of The Office. Monday I was feeling much better, but even today I am still congested. I hate being sick because it usually leads to infection and antibiotics. It seems like I take forever to get over a cold. This time things seem to have worked itself out and I think I will escape this cold with no additional meds.

It is also hard being sick because I get so far off of my routine. No gym, means no exercise, and that is the best mucus clearance technique I use. So, I switched to using the vest everyday. I also increased saline rinses to four times a day, as it provides a lot of relief.

Yesterday I was back at the gym. I went straight to the elliptical. I spent 40 minutes with my elliptical friend, burning 275 calories and I went just over 3 miles. Not bad for my first day back after being gone almost two weeks.


  1. Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you're feeling better too!

  2. Sorry you were sick. Next time call me so I can make nurse suggestions for your and hopefully get you back on your feet sooner. Glad you are feeling better. Love, mom