Thursday, October 27, 2011

Back from the Dead

By Tuesday, whatever my chest cold was morphed into a combined sinus infection, stomach bug, chest congestion crap that made me feel like death - and not even the "warmed over" kind.  I slept part of the afternoon after a conference call in the morning.  Eating didn't go well and dinner didn't stay down.  Made for a lovely Weight Loss Wednesday (lowest number of the year), but I slowly started feeling less pukey on Wednesday afternoon.  Getting a little more food in me brought some strength back and I thought about going for a walk, but the cold rain and still feeling sluggish squashed that plan.  So today, with there being a bit more sun and me keeping a bit more food down, I started to feel a little antsy.  I think that is a good thing.  I had kind of worried that this would be my "falling off the wagon". 

So this evening, I'm still fighting what feels like concrete setting in my sinuses and a little bit of a chesty cough (as that stuff drains to my lungs and gets coughed back up), but I decided to go for a short walk/run.  I walked briskly for 5 min, then ran 1 min/walked 1 min for about another 25 min with a short walk cool down.  Went about 2.2 miles.  Not great, but not bad for a girl "back from the dead".

Going to take it easy again tomorrow morning.  Kids have early release and then parent/teacher conferences in the afternoon.  If I feel up to it, maybe I'll do a short bike ride when we get home. Otherwise, that will be on tap for the weekend.  It is supposed to warm up a little.  It was 50° this evening while I was out.  Used my new ear band.

Totally off subject, but I was pretty stoked about this - my daughter found the gold watch I lost several weeks ago!  The one my husband gave me as a wedding present 16 years ago.  It had fallen down in the side panel pocket of my car door and she was digging for a pack of gum and found it on Saturday.  God bless her and her tiny little hands!  Still using the cheapo sports watch I bought for walking/running since it has a great stopwatch feature.


  1. I am glad you are feeling better and happy you found your watch

  2. That death warmed over sickness is no fun. I am glad that you are doing better.

    Yay for your daughter!

    Take it easy this weekend!