My study station.
Definition of sick and tired.
Too. Much. Studying.
Boy spent his time waiting for me at the hotel watching movies and then went to In-N-Out, which he knows I'm not a fan of (I know, probably the only person on the planet). He came and picked me up and we were out of there, driving home. I couldn't even think my head hurt so badly at that point. We stopped at the store on the way home and got stuff for chicken soup. Boy made me soup when we got home. I ate and then tried to do a workout with my kettlebells. That lasted all of 20 minutes. I was so exhausted. I stretched and used the foam roller, but I was even too tired to do that for too long. Boy put on a movie and we laid on the couch. We ended up watching 2 movies before I took NyQuil and passed out at 9:30. I woke up this morning at 10! I haven't slept until 10 in months. Literally, I cannot remember the last time I slept past 8. I was astonished when I looked at the clock.
We went to boy's mom's house, ate breakfast and watched V for Vendetta. I only had to get off the couch about 60 times to blow my nose. I was supposed to come home and run with my partner, but we both decided to reschedule as we both had somewhere to be later and no energy. Or so I thought. I told her I would probably only do about 2 or 3 easy miles (meaning slowly) and I told myself that too. Until I got started. I got on my dad's treadmill because it's super windy and cold outside and I didn't want to have to stop and blow my nose 9000 times. I felt like I was on top of the world. My body NEEDED to move. At about 40 minutes, I felt a little bit tired and unable to breathe correctly. At 50 minutes I knew I really needed to stop. So I ended up doing 6.5 miles. I got off and started wheezing because I was trying to catch my breath but couldn't get any air through my nose. Bad, bad, bad Rachel. I know. But I do really feel so much better now that I've sweat. Hopefully I sweat out some of these germs.
Making me some soup.
My entire family was at my mom's cousin's wedding, so I sent them this as a hello.
So I seriously have not gotten sick like this in years. It seems I've gone a month without being sick and then I get sick again. And it's not knock-down-dragged-out sick. It's I-can't-breathe-out-of-my-nose-and-have-to-blow-it-9000-times-a-day sick. That's much more annoying. If I'm going to get sick, I want to be knocked down on my butt sick so that I can just deal with it and be better and that's that. Because I have been sick so much this year, starting with that really bad sore throat in October or November. I got tested for mono because I had all of symptoms, but it came back negative. Now that I keep getting sick (and it's pretty much the same thing every single time), I am wondering if the test came back as a false negative as it often does with mono and I really did have it. According to the Internet (which I'm sure is ALWAYS right), it weakens the immune system and makes you get colds more easily, even after the initial mono is gone. That and working out a lot probably doesn't help. Who knows. It would be nice just to get a really good sickness that knocks me down so that I don't feel badly about laying around all day and then get better for the next 7 years.