I kept waking up Friday night/Saturday morning coughing . I'd get that tickle in my throat that just wouldn't go away. I didn't get much sleep, but when my alarm went off I figured since the swim was so close to home and would only last about an hour I'd get up and give it shot. About ten minutes before I was set to leave, I had another coughing fit - the worst yet. I was coughing so hard, I nearly threw up. Sorry - TMI! When it finally stopped, I was wiped out. I realized between the lack of sleep and the coughing, I just didn't have the energy for the swim. Plus I was worried I'd get out into the water and the coughing would start again.
Instead I decided to just pop an allergy pill and go back to bed. I was disappointed, and I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to do any of my workouts this weekend - or I'd have to do them at the gym. I'd never taken anything for allergies before, and was worried I'd be a zombie all weekend. But when I woke up a little later, I felt much better.
Since I'd already pulled out my wetsuit, I decided I'd at least practice getting in and out of it. With the right amount of tri-slide, it's not bad at all!
By Saturday afternoon, I felt good enough to tackle a run. I loaded up with water, tissues, and cough drops. Turns out I only needed the water. It was a beautiful day and the miles went by quickly. I felt strong and happy to be out there.
Sunday morning I was prepared for the pollen. I woke up and popped that allergy pill right away. I had a big breakfast with the husband, then headed out for a bike ride along the Bay Trail.
|Apologies to my East Coast friends who got snowed on this morning.|
|Blue skies and calm water behind me.|