Friday, April 29, 2011

Allergy Season

It never fails. Every year, when all the flowers begin to bloom and the grass begins to grow, everything becomes so beautiful and happy and then comes that pesky cold which then becomes a sinus infection. It also happens during the fall for me, too. So count on it. Each year I will have at least 2 sinus infections.

I will say that I tried out something new yesterday in my attempt to take a more natural route in combating this, the Neti Pot.

Let me tell you sinus sufferers out there, it works great! Usually at this point I'm so stopped up in the head that I can't even talk without people wondering what I'm saying through my nasal congested voice. While I still have a nasal drip (ew) causing me to have a very soar throat, at least I can breathe somewhat out of my nose.

I also tried out a local botanical company's concoction made up of a highly concentrated mixture of garlic, habanaro peppers, onions, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and horseradish root. You can look at it here. Lastly, I consumed hot green tea constantly throughout the day as well as downing about 2 bottles of water mixed with Emergen-C. Then I went to bed hoping I would wake up rejuvenated and healthy...

Unfortunately, I woke up this morning still feeling miserable. Not too much worse, but still miserable. Normally I would have tried to fight out the symptoms with my "natural remedies" for a bit longer but with the OKC half coming up in just 2 days I gave in, called in sick to work and went to the doctor to get some antibiotics.

So here I am, home for the day and completely bored. Can't run, can't workout and the only thing that's on TV is the "Royal Wedding". I won't lie, I've been watching some of it since I've been up since 5:45 (I actually did show up to work today but at the advisement of my co-workers who were going to be spending at least 3 hours in the car with me, possibly not wanting to get sick, told me to go back home). So, yes, out of curiosity and possibly a hint of jealousy since I'm not becoming a duchess (remind me to complain to B for not being a prince) I checked out Kate's wedding dress and watched them do their 2 second kiss on the balcony. I won't comment anymore on it, except to say that they could have at least given that crowd a show! I mean, come on! A peck on the lips right after you are married? Boo. I'm obviously much more suitable to be marrying a prince.

 Anyways, here's to hoping I feel well enough by Sunday morning to run the half marathon!

1 comment:

  1. how did the half go? I feel ya on the allergies. Mine are bad too!