Last week Saturday, the day of my first lengthy bike ride, also marked the day of impending doooooooom. Substitute doom with sore throat and runny nose that won’t stop and you’ll have a fairly accurate picture of how my week has gone. Add a sprinkling of “job-that-makes-you-talk-all-day” to that and you have a very cranky Kam.
My throat was somewhat sore on Saturday after my ride, which I assumed was due to dehydration and possible mild heat stroke. Saturday night it got worse. Woke me up a few times too. Sunday was scratchy throat city, and by the end of my work day on Monday I had all but lost my voice. Monday was most definitly a rest day. Tuesday marked the change from a sore throat to a running nose and clogged sinuses. I love sneezing constantly and sniffling in people’s ears all day, it’s the highlight of my week really. A girl’s gotta have something to look forward to when it feels like her nose has been replaced with a wide open faucet.
One thing that I’m questioning is how I got sick. The only thing that’s changed is the increase in activity, which is apparently supposed to be good for you. I was feeling fine prior to my bike ride on Saturday. I’m wondering if I would’ve gotten sick even if I hadn’t gone for the ride, or if it started it? I also wonder if the increase in exercise has made my lymphatic system go into overdrive and try to KILL ME. Cos is convinced that my body is rebelling and probably hates me.
Despite the leaky faucet on my face and sandpaper in my throat, I have kept up with the activity this week. Tuesday and Thursday (yesterday) were Bike days of about 3.5 miles each. Yesterday was also a 20 minute Yoga and 15 minute Dance cardio workout day. I’ve also been drinking a ton of tea, mostly ginger lemon or organic throat coat tea I picked up at a local health store. I love tea.