Wednesday, 20 December 2017

A-Tishoo!


After successfully completing  my glorious hike on Gozo just over a week ago I thought that my fitness levels were at long last sufficient  to kickstart my running regime.  A return to the beginning of the Couch to 5K plan was envisaged building up to a full blown run around the block at the pace I could manage.  But I felt inexplicably tired over the weekend.  By Sunday night the reason for this had become clear.  As is traditional for the festive period I have a stinking cold.

Now the common cold is a funny beastie.   At night I am coughing and spluttering.  Currently I have someone on my caseload who can't sleep and feels need to phone me on a daily basis to share their nightly experiences.  The sleep pattern they describe parallels my own.  The difference is that they are retired and I continue with my day to day regime!

At times, this is an illness that makes you feel as rough as rats.  It's so unpleasant it seems serious.  When I get up in the morning it's like that but as I move about I feel a bit better, certainly not ill enough to stay in bed.   So I  burst through the office door with the sexiest deep husky voice known to mankind but feeling sort of okay.  As the day goes on the lurgy seems to take it toll and I feel rougher and rougher.  I've been crawling back between the sheets soon after I get home. 

Fingers crossed that I'm improved by the weekend.  I've lots planned from Friday onwards.  And today's illustration?  Well it's a hankerchief tree.  I thought it was prettier than a box of tissues!


12 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you've been struck down by the seasonal cold! Hope you feel better soon.
    As you say, it's traditional for this time of year. Most in my office have had it (including myself), and it does seem like a particularly miserable lingering one this year!
    Love the photo

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    1. Mine isn't lingering. Hurrah! Hope you're better soon. xx

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  2. Love the picture. Sorry to hear you have a cold, they are miserable things to have. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    1. Picture courtesy of Pixabay. They have so many photos that are better than my own. xx

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  3. Hope you pick up againx
    Arilx

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  4. Take care, you are not long recovered from that chest infection. I feel I have the cold lurking so trying to stay away from public places as much as possible which is difficult for you. Just keep warm and cosy so that you can enjoy your break. Catriona

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  5. Yes-wrap yourself up like a bug in a rug at bedtime & emerge as a butterfly Friday night,ready to party x

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    1. Need to be better by Friday, yes. I have an extra special meal to go to. xx

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  6. You really should be resting you know - and not spreading it about! xx

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    1. I know.....but needs must. There would be no-one in our team if we were all off with colds. xx

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