I REFUSE to get sick. Do you hear that, immune system? You cannot quit on me now!
Obviously, I’m not feeling my best. :( I don’t feel sick-sick, but I’ve got that nagging sensation in my neck, shoulders, and chest that an illness is coming.
I’m giving this stuff a shot:
Absolutely no idea if it works, but 1) it’s organic; 2) it claims to help my body heal itself; and 3) it’s natural medicine… which is pretty much Caitlin’s preferred triad of marketing tricks. So I bought it. It’s yummy – here’s to hoping it works.
I made yummy veggie soup. It’s dreary outside, and I needed something to warm me up!
I boiled carrots, celery, and baby yellow potatoes in water for about 15 minutes, drained the veggies, and then poured in the vegetable broth. After simmering for another 10 minutes, I had lovely “homemade” soup!
Plus, an orange (for Vitamin C!):
And a whole wheat pita with a smear of Barney Butter:
As far as my workout for this evening goes, it’s kind of up in the air. If I feel well enough to run and swim, I’m going for it. Especially if I’m about to get knock-out sick, I want to squeeze in one last decent workout. I think I caught the illness my uncle has… remember how I took him to the doctor last Monday? He was so sick he couldn’t drive himself! Let’s all pray that I didn’t get that disease!
Speaking on running and swimming…
I’m going to submit my entry for the triathlon soon. I have a decision to make:
- I could drop down to the WAY easier Sprint Triathlon. The distances are: 0.5 mile swim, 12.5 mile bike, 2.8 mile run. Or…
- I could sign up as planned for the MUCH scarier Olympic Triathlon. It’s basically a double sprint triathlon. The distances are: 1.0 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 5.6 mile run.
I am really, really nervous about the swim. The Olympic’s bike and run segments wouldn’t be a big deal for me, but the swim is terrifying. I’ve been training for the Olympic distance. But suddenly I just feel really anxious and scared! I planned to do the Olympic originally because I want to not only CONQUER my fear, but slap it in the face.
I hardly ever let my fear control me, especially when it comes to sports…. but if you recall, I was disqualified from my first triathlon because I had a panic attack in the water. I am planning to do an open water swim before the race, which I hope will help.
The race is in 5 weeks!
What do you think? Should I play it safe or go balls to the wall? What would you do?