Day 251: Getting Over a Cold

The cough started yesterday, and the heavy chest yesterday evening. I’m definitely coming down with something.

So no run today, or probably tomorrow: I’m in the midst of the most intense time of my work-year, and I need to get better faster rather than try to power through anything. Today’s a big day, alas, but tomorrow can be Full Recovery if I choose.

Lots of water. I have the radio show this morning, and a command performance this morning and this evening for work stuff. The middle of the day can be chugging water and resting. Oh, and pills: I’m not going to be “brave” about taking some cold meds this time around, either.

In short: I gotta do what I gotta do today, but I’m going to dedicate the rest of my time to Cold Recovery. Drinking water, resting, and… well, that’s it, really. It’s not rocket science. I’m not curing colds, I just have to get over one.

I usually treat them as hassles or distractions. This might be the first time I really lean into “let’s get better” as an active agenda.

It’s gonna work! I feel good about this. I can kill a cold. I just need to bear down on it now, in an early stage, and make sure it’s stone dead by sundown on Sunday.