Monday, May 11, 2009

My 7 day break from running after the marathon has turned into 16 days of no running. Right as I was feeling recovered and ready to run I got sick. I got some kind of virus, which combined with my allergies and left me feeling pretty crummy for well over a week.

I missed two days of work because of it, and the other days I've just been able to drag myself out of bed to get done what needs to get done and then fall back into it, only to not be able to sleep because of massive coughing fits.

I've tried everything under the sun to get rid of this cough. I drank a nasty concoction of ginger, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar and honey. Amazingly it worked. Burned like hell going down, but it calmed down the cough enough for me to get to sleep.

I went out with my cousin for her birthday this weekend and I'm sure the smoky bar environment did not do anything to help the cough. But I ordered a hot toddy, which was disgusting, but it also helped the cough somewhat.

Last night, I did a nebulizer treatment at home and then took a hot bath. For the first time since I've been sick, I went 15 minutes without coughing. As soon as I got out of the bath it came back of course, but those 15 minutes were bliss.

I think I've been through 4 or 5 bags of cough drops and need to buy more today. I called my doctor and asked if they could call me in some prescription strength cough suppressant.

I'm hoping to finally be able to run this weekend. Fingers crossed.


countrypeapie said...

I hope you're feeling better by now! Your concoction is TOTALLY something my husband would recommend.