Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Sick Fox

I ran 10 on Tuesday morning with Karl. I felt very good, but later in the day, for the second time in a week, I felt a cold coming on. My throat began to hurt so I chugged an Odwalla (which I usually do when I feel a cold approaching) and then proceeded to drink my weight in water.

I got home and felt good enough to run again. Addict? But, sometimes running helps combat a cold, but it didn't help much yesterday. The snow came down and lit up the dark night. CC, Karl and I ran quickly over the hill and dale that is Parkwood Drive and got in around 6. I came back home, showered, ate some eggs, popped some cold meds, bundled up in sweats and then went to bed...early. I awoke with a sore throat and a heavy head. I nixed my morning ritual of coffee and opted for tea, then crept back to bed. Instead of dragging myself to work, I took the day off and hung around in my jammys watching hours upon hours of "Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Late in the day before the sun went down, I ventured outside to try a shake out. After 100 feet I began to laugh. My joints were achy and I felt like I hadn't run in a year. Additionally, I was far too overdressed, but I wanted to sweat out the sickness. I ran slow and easy; the type of running where you don't breath and your heart doesn't beat anymore than it would as if you were on the couch. I got in 7, no worse for the wear.

The worse thing about being sick is spending an entire day staring at my cockatiels. They spend most of their day preening, sleeping and chewing on sticks. I am not sure why that makes me angry, but it does.


Joe Wiggy said...

Get better. Grab some Echinacea tablets at any grocery store, some Airborne alka seltzer tablets and rest up

Chris Vames Sloane said...

Jake, I had very similar symptoms(heavy head, body aches, sore throat) as you have when I had my sinus infection a few weeks ago. It can be very easily confused with a cold(which I have before). I got prescribed antibiotics, and the next day I felt 80% better, no joke. Those things will kill the infection. If you have a sinus infection, you should definitely see the doc (or a walk in clinic-which is easier since you can basically go in right after you call).

KLIM said...

I don't think it's a sinus infection. I am better today.

Andy said...

I'm not sure if cockatiels are worse than cats on a sick day. You can see and smell the cats taking dumps in the litterbox and their general excitement over the all-day presence of their owner causes them to hallucinate and chase invisible fish/mice/eachothers, making loud noises and meow-like shouts all day.