Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sickie

Doesn't it seem like I was just sick? Why yes, I was: in October and before that in August. What gives?? I dunno, but I started feeling those familiar tingles over the weekend and woke up Monday feeling like I had been hit by a dump truck. I went to work and did my best to go through the motions, but it was not happening. When my boss asked me to do something and I spontaneously burst into tears, we both realized that I needed to go home. I spent the majority of the afternoon and evening curled up on the couch with a pounding headache and chills coursing through me. Taking Tylenol at regular intervals was the only thing that kept me feeling slightly human.

Fortunately I was able to get a decent sleep and felt a little better Tuesday morning. I decided to give myself the time to recover and called in sick, since I was definitely not feeling 100%. The headache and fever seemed to have passed, and I was left with just a sore throat, congested head, running nose and dry cough.

The plan was to take it easy, but I quickly got restless and found myself getting caught up in cleaning the house and last minute preparations for Christmas. I went to the gym as well, hoping that a light run and workout might help me sweat it out. Although I didn't do a whole lot of relaxing, I was feeling better as the day went on.

Today the cold symptoms linger, but I'm back to work to get caught up before the holidays. 1.5 days until Christmas Vacation!

Stay healthy!


HBBC Ongoing Tally: Week of Dec. 18-24
Dec. 18 - run (6.6), Bootcamp (4), F&V (1) = 11.6
Dec. 19 - run (10.9)
Dec. 20 - 0
Dec. 21 - run (6.2), strength./aerobics class (4), F&V (1) = 11.2
=33.7

28 comments:

Anne said...

Now that is one speedy recovery :)
Happy Holidays Marlene!

Teamarcia said...

Oh no! Hope you're fully recovered before Christmas. Take care and have a wonderful holiday!

Aneta said...

that sucks marlene!
hopefully the 2 days in bed and with tylenol will help!
xoxox

J said...

Hope you are feeling back to normal. Being sick is the worst! Glad you took a day off from work to "rest"!

ShutUpandRun said...

Feel better, that stinks...hoping you can still enjoy the holidays. Chicken soup. Tea. Rest. Bad TV.

trifitmom said...

what vitamins are you taking ???

Heather said...

Feel better soon!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Hopefully you will be fully recovered before the holidays.

I love that runners think an easy run with help sweat sickness out. Our bodies are amazing!

Jess said...

Everybody must be sick right now! Rest up and feel better for Christmas!

Christy said...

Hope you're feeling better soon ~ and by soon, I mean before the big day! ((HUGS))

Merry Christmas!

Her Name is Rio said...

Hoping this is just a short bug to get over and you'll be back to your usual healthy self in a day or so. *fingers crossed!*

Runners Fuel said...

Sounds like what my hubs had. I think a lot of people are getting whatever that is. Hope you get back to 100% soon!

Emz said...

sickie
sucks.
sorry.
sending.
swift.
speedy.
s-recovery.

I'm an idiot. ;)

destination262 said...

Here's to feeling a ton better by x-mas. I hate being sick around the holidays. Hang in there girly, it will pass before you know it!

Meg said...

Ooo, you can't be sick! Get well, keep resting, drink water and juice! Big hugs!

RunKathyRun said...

Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest; it is important :-)

Jill said...

Speedy recovery magical wand sending your way!!!! And yay for holiday breaks - I'm off for two weeks (and NO it didn't just seem like I was off for fall break!! :))

aron said...

ugg i hate being sick around the holidays! i was a sickie at thanksgiving :( feel better soon!

Tara said...

Feel better asap! Everyone seems to be sick right now and I am hoping I can avoid it!

Cynthia O'H said...

This is such a busy time of year; feeling sick is no good. Glad you're starting to feel better.

Jogging with Fiction said...

hope you feel better! sick over the holidays is no fun at all

Char said...

You poor thing. Take care and look after yourself.

Detroit Runner said...

I always feel better after I run when I'm sick!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Not sure which Rocky movie it was but, 'she is human'! I just posted about you being Superwoman!!!! Get well..........

ajh said...

I had 3 kids absent today (Kids never miss before a vacation - too much fun stuff) and three went home sick. I am so so so hoping I don't get it. Stay feeling better!

Johann said...

Get well soon! You're not allowed to be sick for Christmas. Today is my last work day. I only start working again on 12 January...Yay! Have a fantastic Christmas.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I hope you feel better for Christmas! Rest up!

Nicole said...

I'm sorry your sick! :( Feel better soon!