Slow and Steady

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Sampler: The Sicky Saga Continues

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.  
~Irish Proverb

Sick Update:
Still sick. Yes I am still sick and therefore still not working out. The phlegm is still in my chest, the coughing is still making my throat sore and I have developed some head congestion because the party just wasn't cool enough as is. Tonight I plan to watch a funny girly movie, go to be early and wake up a new woman.
Workout Update:
So while I have been sick, my main reasons for not working out have been #1 the lungs # the fatigue. I didn't realize I would totally end up slacking. I could have been doing my CORE work. Oops, missed that. My cough has felt better here and there, but it still hadn't occurred to me to try a bike workout on the trainer. I my end up feeling too fatigued to finish, but I haven't even tried.
Food Intake:
Well there is not much of a story here except I am reverting back to some really bad habits. I have been staying up later than usual. Midnight sometimes. So I am not getting enough sleep. In addition, the other byproduct of staying up late has been eating late. Like after 10PM late. Not snacks, FULL ON 2nd DINNER! I haven't looked at my scale and honestly, I am afraid to. I will look on January 31st and see what the Junky January has done to me. Oh wait I mean what Junky things I did to myself in January. Wait again! I shouldn't write of January as a loss, I have a whole week left. Yes you are reading my schizophrenic ramblings of negative self talk vs. positive self talk. Entertained yet? This is what couped up no exercise does to your brain people, don't get sick, it makes you sick in the head too.
Taking care of myself:
Since I have all this free time, no self defense class, no running, no biking etc. I thought I would do fun stuff for me. Thursday Toesies Day:
Nikki my nail gal was too shy to smile for the camera. She did a great job. I actually felt bad for her, not only were my toes a bit on the gnarly side, when she took off the old polish she was a little startled by the black toe on my left foot. She looked up at me with a sad, almost pained face and asked if I exercised? I confirmed that I run and gave me the look of "why do you do this to yourself?" Needless to say I was proud of myself.
Friday I learned about Mexican Curanderismo "Healing." I was all about it. My grandpa was an herbalist and growing up I didn't take much medication, my family had a tea to cure just about anything. Here are some pictures of the herbs presented and some teas we got to try.

Saturday-Today wasn't exactly about taking care of myself either. I went into for a half day of overtime. So I guess you could say I was financially caring for myself? It was just me and 1 other co-worker in our big empty office. We're both sick so the only thing cutting the silences were coughing fits from each of us, nose blowing, sniffling and sneezes. It was quite hysterical when we noticed our music making. My mom is super fantastic and watched the little ones while I was at work since Super Hubby is out dominating at a golf tournament. I put the kids down for their nap and am now consuming two of my favorite things.

I HEART pancakes and strawberries.

Why I Kick A$$: Because at work we have an outreach initiative. Friday night at the Curanderismo workshop I did a little networking and met an executive for a local Latino newspaper (print and online). Yes it was a night out for me and I was not officially working, but I also know that our outreach to the Latino community is lacking and was hopeful I would get some leads. I had no idea I score one that promises to be so fruitful. Score one for me!

Thankful Three
  1. For pizza birthday parties this afternoon, I don't have to worry about the kids lunch
  2. My mom. Not only did she watch my kids, The Bug scored a new outfit including shoes, the diaper pale was cleaned, the laundry was done and I came home to kids winding down for their nap. She's got like super powers or something
  3. For realizing I could be doing some CORE or cycling. Better late than never. I am sick yes, but I am thinking of making a move for some exercise. This just rest business isn't furthering my agenda.


Chris K said...

Being sick really sucks. Don't be hard on yourself for not working out. You'll get your mojo back and then get on a roll. The herb stuff looks cool, let us know if you find some cool magical potions.

Kris said...

Ugh, that SUCKS that you are still sick! Hope you feel better soon. Sounds like work has been positive this week.
Yay for grandma super powers!
You still have a whole week of January left, plenty of time to get back on track!

Anonymous said...

I am hoping that this cold of yours is gone by Monday.

Christi said...

I am sorry that you are still sick. I have been on the verge of getting sick but I have been slamming Emergen C and "Kick Ass Immune." They work miracles!

Tortuga_Runner said...

@Chrisit, I have never heard of Kick Ass Immune, I'll have to look it up.
@Cris K, I dig natural efforts. Even in my pre-running life, my mom used to bring me honey sticks from the natural food store to eat right before my high school basketball games.

The Turtle said...

I hope you feel better soon. My Hubs nicknamed me Wheezy this morning because I still don't sound good.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

You'll feel better soon (a good night's sleep might help).

When I need to buckle down and lose a few lbs. I use a calorie counting website (like to help me see where I'm at on my daily calories, and I would rather not snack than enter the snack's calories into the log.

Jill said...

Can I just say that my youngest two (twins) are now in high school and I STILL flipping make their lunches every... single...stinking...night! I try to pretend it's cuz I'm a great mom and all, but secretly, I LOVE days when either's either finals week and school is a half day or there's just no school at all! What is wrong with me, why am I so enabling?? Don't answer that! Ha.

Sending quick heeling vibes your way, girl! And if you want to "walk" the Skyline to Sea race with us...I figure I have an 8-hour time limit and I plan to take full advantage of that! :)