Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Cougher's Guide to Exercise

My cold has morphed into a lovely hacking cough. Lay down? Cough all night long (thank God for Nyquil Cough). Try to run (as in take in deep breaths of cold air)? Someone get me to a hospital.

A brief hiatus from running thanks to the cough. But don't worry, I'm fitting in other exercise. Kettlebells was okay, and only left me lying on the floor gasping for breath six times. The scheduled for the rest of the week:

1) Tonight, I'll bowl without drinking beer. That means I'll maybe actually burn a couple of calories. Unfortunately, without the beer, my bowling will probably suck even more so than it usually does.

2) Friday, I'll try to get on my trainer for a little bit and then let Jillian bitch slap me around for a while. My massive bruise from my mishap in getting off my trainer on Sunday is almost healed, so I think I'm ready for another go.

3) Saturday, I'm headed to Mall of America for some Christmas shopping. That's at least a couple of miles of walking, while carrying heavy bags. Let's just ignore the fact that I'll probably be drinking wine with lunch and dinner that day.

Hopefully by Sunday the cough will be gone and I can get back outside for a run. At this rate, December may be an even lower mileage month than November.

13 comments:

Katie A. said...

Oh no! Feel better! Love the walking/shopping - that totally counts for something! Feel better and great job on sticking it out! :)

Sarah said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! I lost a week to a cold in November....it stunk. Enjoy your shopping!!!

Jeri said...

Oh man, I need to go to the Mall of America soon, although I'm sure it's pure madness before Xmas. will have to make a post-xmas trip! :) I hope you start to feel better soon, yuck! :p

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

bowling without beer?!?! That's no fun! j/k. I feel for you girl. Last spring I had this nasty cough for about 3 months, it was all I could do to squeeze out a few miles. I hope you get well soon!

Ali said...

My cough last 3 weeks. I would take a fit during a run and almost pee my pants.

yah .. beer and bowling
yah .. shopping

ShutUpandRun said...

I'm not sure I could bowl w/out beer. I admire your discipline.

Mama said...

Hope you feel better soon! I hate the coughs that are going around this winter. My kegels were no match for my last cough.

MCM Mama

Marlene said...

Ick, coughs are the worst.

Sounds like a busy weekend planned - have fun!

The Happy Runner said...

Hope you feel better really soon. Don't let Jillian be too rough on you :-)

joyRuN said...

Good luck with that cough. If it's anything like mine, it'll linger for a little while.

Have a great weekend!

Jamoosh said...

What? Bowl without drihking beer? You are dead to me. I can't even do Wii bowling without drinking beer.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

hope you're feeling better by now... i woke up with it this morning and feel trashed. It sucks.

Jess said...

Hope you're feeling a bit better by now!