Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 9

It's Day 9 of me being sick and I'm just about done with it.  I'm getting mad now.  Yeah I know, I can't exactly control how long I'm sick for, but I'm putting my foot down anyway.  The act alone makes me feel good.

I haven't been this hit, for this long, for a long, long time.  Naively I thought I'd put this kind of thing behind me when I started living a healthier lifestyle.  GRRRRR!  My head is so unbelievably stuffed up and my eyes will not stop watering.  Eating hasn't been wonderful as I lack the energy to do much and food just doesn't taste right at the moment.  This leaves me reaching for foods in the hopes of finding something satisfying - which nothing really is.

Well ... this morning I decided enough was enough.  I truly have not been able to exercise for most of the last week.  Some days I've been lucky to even be upright.  Generally I still like to exercise when I have a cold because it helps me feel better for a little while.  This one has wiped me out too much.  But this morning I decided to ride my bike to work.  I took it fairly slow and easy, but at least I was moving.

The ride home is going to be killer.  Temps this afternoon are expected to be around 30°C (86°C).  And the majority of the ride is uphill.  Maybe I'll burn this darn cold off!  Taking it easy certainly doesn't seem to be helping.

I'm hoping to leave work a bit early today and maybe hit up the beach this afternoon.  I think I could use some moist ocean air!



Marlene said...

Ugh, being sick is the WORST! 9 days is about 8 days too long!

I hope you feel better, and good luck on the ride home from work!

Angela said...

That's no fun! Hope you feel better soon!

kimert said...

I am SO sorry you have been so sick! :( I hope you feel better quickly and have a good weekend!

Tricia said...

hope you feel better soon!

Lucy K said...

Heidi I hope you start feeling better soon. Summer colds are not fun at all!

Teamarcia said...

Ugh so sorry you're sick! Feel better!

Fran said...

9 days is long and I can totally understand you're sick of being sick and I truly hope you will feel better soon.

Did the bike ride home went well?
We had 35C yesterday and I hated every minute of it. I can't stand anything above 25C very well and this kind of heat in Holland isn't pleasant but nasty. When I'm in Southern Europe and it's 35C I can handle that much better.

Get well soon Heidi.

Marcelle said...

So sorry you STILL feeling to grotty....I would be fed up as well if sick for so understand the frustration.
NICE AND HOT there as well./finally am happy for get well so you can enjoy it.
Uphill is a killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and u sick....x

ajh said...

Hope you got to the beach! That would be a real fun thing after a hot hot day!

Julie said...

Oh boy, being sick is the worst! I am the biggest baby when I get sick and it sure does make me appreciate when I am healthy! I hope that you are feeling better soon! Take care:)

Missy said...

Oh, I hope you feel better soon!! That is no fun at all.

Fran said...

I agree on the soccer match, it wasn't fun to watch at all. Our team didn't play as they did in the other games and Spain is a well deserved winner (if you look at this game, overall I think Holland should have won). It was a dirty game from both sides although we were a bit meaner.

I like to watch the World Cup and European Cup but that's as much soccer as I watch so I slept well and who knows maybe in 32 years we will win that World Cup :)

Feeling better? Do hope so.