Dry Hacking Cough
Ugh, I don’t know if I’ve complained on here yet, but I’ve had this nasty cough for the past five days. I’ve woken up at 4am, 6am, 7am, etc. and coughed uncontrollably for 30 minutes! Not good. I felt better yesterday (AKA I didn’t cough), and then I breathed in the nice cool air last night. Bam! The cough is back. ARGH! I seriously drank at least (6) 16 oz. bottles of water at work today (hooray for peeing clear!). Then we (my running buddy, Christie, and I) went on our Monday run.
Not to brag or anything, but we totally rocked the run! I’m pretty sure that we did the first mile sub 10 minutes! (That’s fast for me). We were just going along, and it was awesome! Of course right after we finished it (waiting for the stoplight to cross the street), I started hacking. My throat is just so dry! We then walk/jogged the second mile. Finally we jogged most of the third mile. SUCCESS!! Now to just substitute more jogging than walking and we’ll be set. Seriously, I’m pretty proud of ourselves (aside from my nasty cough issues).
I’ve googled this cough thing (you know, in lieu of actually going to the doctor), and I really think it’s just a result of my cold from two weeks ago and breathing in cold air. My throat is inflammed and causing me to cough. I’ve already had three more big glasses of water since coming home from running. Matt is looking up medicines for me, and I did take some advil, to help with the inflammation and pain. This is so weird. I feel fine (aside from a sore throat from coughing too much this morning), until I start coughing up a lung.
On another note:
Shape Up the Nation, Round 3
The results are in. And it’s my blog, so I’ll brag if I want to:
Weight Lost: -0.5% (every bit counts, right?)
Exercise Minutes: 855 minutes (61 minutes/day). My exercise minutes have actually gone down each round. But I can’t complain about 61 minutes per day!
Steps: 170,506 steps (12,179 steps/day) HOLY COW!! That’s almost “highly active” lifestyle! Yay for having a dog!
Only four more weeks (two rounds) left! I’m planning on stepping up the exercise minutes and maybe the weight will follow?
So no picture today. When in doubt, include the dog, right?
Look at her snuggling up on Matt!! Adorable!
P.S. Anybody else watch My Boys last night? It’s so funny! Glad it’s back!