Soooo late in posting this, but better late than never. I have been fighting the worst cold since last Monday! It’s getting to the point where I wake up everyday and wonder how I can still feel like such crap. I resisted resting for a hot minute last Monday, but by Tuesday morning I was like “screw this” and tried the lay on the couch approach. A few days of that with no relief, I decided to try to get myself off the couch and do something to try to trick my body back to health! I feel like I have a fever, but no fever. I’m sneezing and blowing my nose like crazy and my body feels like it’s been run over by a truck. Yuck! Thanks to some cold medicine, I still had a decent Thanksgiving. I couldn’t taste much, but I still packed away a disgusting amount of food.
Anyway, even with the cold I had a fun week (though not much running to report on) so instead of recapping my workouts, I will recap my third recovery week with pictures! Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately. Besides the cold, I have a good reason for my absence. Post on that coming soon!! For now, I will try to catch you guys up and get caught up on your lives!
Monday was pole class, and I made myself go even though I felt the shit storm brewing. By Tuesday, I was heading to the store before work and my breakfast of champions looked like this:
It was also spirit day at school and we had a pep rally. Our school colors are black and orange so my friends and I all dressed in school colors. We all kind of matched so we figured a picture was necessary. You can just see the nasty congestion on my face. I tried to cover it with an excessive amount of makeup.
I drugged myself up and dragged myself to pole on Wednesday in a feeble attempt to tell my body to get it’s shit together. I didn’t stay for yoga after because I felt crappy, but I did learn something called a Twisted Butterfly, so it wasn’t a total loss. It’s not the most photographic pose but I got an okay picture of it:
On Thanksgiving, I had really good intentions of going for a run but I still felt nasty. My poor kitty, Zola, is still feeling under the weather (showing improvement though!), so after shoving antibiotics into her poor little mouth, I chose to snuggle her instead. I figured we could both be sicky and pathetic together. I have to wrap her in a towel like a straight jacket so I can get her drugs down. She’s pretty much accepted that this is our normal routine now, twice per day for an indefinite amount of time:
I drugged myself up with more cold medicine, and headed off to Starbucks before going to my parents’ house. They are also huge coffee freaks like me (safe to assume my coffee addiction is genetic), so I figured I could at least be the coffee fairy because I didn’t know how helpful I would be. My in-laws and my parents both live close. My husband is one of TEN brothers and sisters, but there is only me and my brother in my family. So, my husband dropped me at my parents house so I could help my mom cook while he visited his family. They are really understanding about me not coming for Thanksgiving since I have a small family. My husband came back after hanging out as his parents’ house for a few hours to help us cook. While my mom and I cooked all of the side dishes, the guys successfully deep fried our turkey! We did one last year, too. It is SO YUM. As an added bonus, our chefs (my dad on the left, my husband frying the turkey and my brother on the right) didn’t burn my parent’s house down:
We ended up deep frying a whole bunch of stuff while the oil was hot, and managed to put together a pretty nice spread of food:
On Saturday, I was still feeling like ass but my friend, Missy, had an extra ticket to see Andrew McMahon in concert and invited me! I’ve seen him once before – when he was with Jack’s Mannequin. I loved when he was with Something Corporate, but his newest album (the one that features Ceclia I’m Your Satellite) is not my favorite. I am so glad I went to the show – he did mostly stuff from Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate! He always puts on a great show, regardless – he is so freaking cute! OHHH ANNND the opening band? New Politics!! Love love love them!!
I live in an 1890s farmhouse that we are gutting and renovating, but we are currently working on the kitchen…our living room hasn’t been touched (besides replacing the windows when we moved in) so ignore the room, but here’s the tree:
And my lovely sister in law is a hairdresser and does nails, so she gave me a holiday manicure to get me in the spirit of the season:
Those were the highlights of my week. There were pole classes and a few trips to the gym sprinkled in, but nothing solid worth mentioning. I’m not super concerned about being a little more inactive than I’d hoped – I have a few weeks until I start Boston training and I think it’s good to get the rest and recovery out of my system. I want to begin training healthy and refreshed!
How was your Thanksgiving?