Wednesday, February 12, 2014

But Why Is It Called a Cold

Well, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you probably already knew why I’ve been missing from the blog for a few days.


I’m sick.

No amount of willing it away worked. Sunday’s tickle in my throat turned in to a full blown head cold by Monday, and in true Marlow fashion, it transformed in to a sinus/ear infection by Tuesday morning.

I don’t know why I’ve always been so prone to colds turning in to infections…luck maybe?! Gypsy Curse?

Whatever the case, 9 times out of 10 my colds turn in to infections. I guess I’m lucky that I don’t actually get sick all that often.

My recipe for kicking a cold:

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My cozy pillow fort on the couch to hopefully spare Parrish my germs…although I’m fairly certain I caught this from him! I do my best to drink lots of water, even though it isn’t appealing AT ALL. I also drank lots of warm cups filled with lemon and honey. Ibuprofen is my best friend and actual tissues instead of toilet paper. And yes, Sherlock.

Several friends told me to watch Sherlock, feeling certain I would love it. And they were right! Love Love Love.

But I have to admit that it hasn’t been easy to give my body the rest it needs. I have felt like garbage, so it hasn’t actually been possible to get up and get moving. But after nearly 2 months of working out and training 6 days a week, it has been really hard mentally to give myself this break.

Today is the first day that I have felt like I’m actually improving, but I still have to take it easy. I would love to just throw on some workout clothes, lace up my sneakers, and head to the gym but I need to fully recover first. And….it wouldn’t be very nice to spread my germs!

So another day of rest it is, and with the promise of snow and ice, it shouldn’t be hard to hunker down and rest….and watch another episode of Sherlock!