On Tuesday morning, The Captain woke up with a head cold… full blown symptoms overnight. Watery puffy eyes, runny nose, annoying dry cough (well, annoying to me anyway), sneezing and sniffling. I made him a cup of spicy black tea and sent him back to bed for the day.
And I tip-toed around, being as quiet as a mouse, so as not to disturb his rest, hopeful he could get some more healing sleep. He managed to make it out to the couch for his favorite Tuesday night tv shows. (And I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode of the new season of The Biggest Loser - so happy Jillian used her trainer-save... hate it when someone goes home after the first week.)
Thank GOODNESS he felt somewhat better on Wednesday… and each day since then his symptoms have been waining… today he is almost feeling up to his normal energetic self. ALMOST.
Now I haven’t caught the bug yet. I have been avoiding it like the plague and sucking on zinc lozenges and drinking green tea, and upping my Vitamin C intake.. for the past couple of weeks actually, as I have been in contact with colds at work, too. And, oh yeah, I am washing my hands and using hand sanitizers so much I am lucky I have any skin left. I am keeping a positive outlook and convinced that I AM staying healthy. I think that matters.
I have not been doing much working out either. I did my 3 strength workouts this week, but no running, and no tennis either. I thought those things might run me down a bit and let the cold bugs in! I am not taking ANY chances.
And why am I being so careful NOT to catch this darn cold anyway? Because we are heading to WA state tomorrow morning on the ferry, and I want to feel great for our little trip. We will only have 4 days away, but I have lots of things on my to-do (or should I say to-buy) list and I need energy to SHOP!
It is has been a couple of years since I have been inside a Trader Joe’s and I am pretty excited about it! There is a new one in my favorite shopping town and I can hardly wait to get there!
Sorry to cut this short, but I am about to get serious about my packing… I have just started tossing things on the bed that I cannnot forget to take along… some snacks, some protein powders and a shaker, maps, hotel workout, some U.S. currency, and a couple of Handfuls. This is just a beginning of course… now where is my Gymboss timer anyway?
What do you recommend to avoid a cold?