I hope you are all having a lovely Memorial Day weekend! I’m out of school Monday (thank goodness), and then I only have 4 days of ninth grade left! (Not including my Biology exam.)
Anyway, I haven’t been sick since I can remember, but since Saturday I’ve been feeling under the weather. I have a sore throat and an occasionally drippy nose, plus a dull headache.
This comes after a week of occasional and mild exercise. Besides normal walking around at school, I went running once and biking once, just 4 miles both times. I really left exercise in the ditch this past week. It’s a problem: it’s so hard for me to find balance. It’s either the 6-days-a-week track workouts or nothing.
Ugh. Now I can’t run because of the headache. I pray that I will feel better soon (also for my mom, who’s also sick).
This is more than just a physical problem. It’s a shock to my health-obsessed self. I take pride in my lack of sickness, headaches, weakness, fatigue, and allergies. I credit it to my healthy diet and lifestyle, including sleep and exercise.
I have this desire to transcend the physical problems that everyone else seems to struggle with. I want to always feel alive. I love to run fast and strong. I hate weakness, because I fear it in myself.
So now I’ve been taken back down to earth. I’m human. I co-exist with bacteria and viruses that think I’m a wonderful host (not a compliment in this case, I’m afraid). I hate being sick!
Do you have any tips for helping colds? To relieve my throat, I’ve gargled water with about 8 drops of tea tree essential oil, and I have these great ginger chews. I’ve heard vitamin C and zinc reduce the length of the cold. Any other ideas?
Do you ever struggle with balanced habits or health obsession?
PS – What kind of pictures do you put with a post like this? Bacteria dividing in my throat? Tea tree oil? I hope you still read it without pics to catch your eye!