January 26, 2010

I Hope I Am A Hypochondriac

Brooke is sick. Appears to be just a common cold, but she is coughing and boogery and it is both gross and sad at the same time. Anyway, she has been showing some signs of being sick for a few days and now today I am getting a bit worried. Not about her, about me. I'm really tired today. And I didnt want to do my run. I decided against running due to the frigid temps and the fact that it felt like a really long day.

And as I continued to sit and think about the guilt I feel not running on a day I planned on running when I am set to run a half marathon in just a few days, I thought about how tired I was. And then I felt like my throat was scratchy. And then I thought ... I have a little bit of a headache.

So either I am making myself think I might be getting sick in order to feel better about the fact that I skipped a pretty important run, or the fact that my sick daughter openly sneezes and coughs in my face, feeds me food right from her mouth, and uses me as a human snot rag has finally caught up with me.

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Start drinking tea (or hot water) with lemon and honey RIGHT NOW! And gargle, gargle, gargle, preferably with Listerine (mint flavored is okay). You need to fight off those cold germs!

Sarah said...

I like your pic at the bottom of the post. :)

When either of my kids is throwing up I always start to feel nauseaous and worry that I am getting it too. This will sound completely crazy, but when I try and figure out if it is true nausea or me being crazy I ask myself if I could drink some Starbucks right then...if the answer is yes I know it is just me being crazy. :)

Hope you both are feeling better soon!!!

Lisa said...

Oh yuck. Drink some oj or take some vitamin C. I'm feeling like I might be getting a cold...I hope not because I don't have time to be sick. Take care!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Hey don't worry about missing that run! The training is over, now you are running just to keep moving and that's it! it won't make the slightest difference so don't sweat it. Back in my slower days i ran a half marathon with a pretty bad cold. once i got going everything cleared up (as it usually does when you run) and suddenly i felt SO good to not be feeling sick that i had an amazing race! I had an 18 minute PR. so, if you start to get sick don't let it get to you. you can still do it. For me i drink airborne, i know i know, they say it doesn't work but i always take it at the first sign of a cold and then it goes away. i'm sure you're going to get 100 different remedies on here :-) bottom line? you will be FINE. you can do it, you are strong, you are powerful and a little cold won't take you down. stay positive!!

Jess said...

Hope it is just imaginary!

Lorian said...

That is always my fear when my kids get sick...is that I will get sick. I just dislike how life stops (ok, well mostly just the exercise) when you get sick. I just dread it. Plus, I don't like when the other kids get sick...ughh. So here's hoping that your years of immunity come to your defense against this cold.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

yup it's called taper brain!

I am going to the expo on saturday afternoon and then we are going to get pizza on Lincoln road!

if you want to meet up shoot me an email and I'll give you my cell
amandacbrooks at yahoo

christina said...

Hope you feel better. Try that Emergen-C, immune booster stuff...not sure if it works but who knows !

Jamie said...

I hope it's all in your head and you really aren't getting sick. Just in case load up on vitamin C and think positive thoughts :)

MCM Mama said...

Hope it's all in your head and you feel great tomorrow.

I gave Shoo a cold for the first time ever (usually it's the other way around) by sharing my water bottle with him. Oops.