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Thankful Things Thursday: Rest Edition
I didn’t post last night. My bad. But I’m alive, so allow me to fill you in with some updates.
As you know, I’ve been feeling sick all week. I was a little paranoid I might have strep throat, so I went to the doctor yesterday for some reassurance (I always think I have strep and I don’t think I’ve ever actually had it).
My doctor did a strep test, which came back negative. High five! She said my ears are clogged and my throat is red — actually, she said my “tonsils” look irritated, which is hilarious since I had them removed when I was six.
The verdict: sinus infection. She gave me antibiotics but I’m trying to see if I can get better without them. My body never reacts well to antibiotics, so we’ll see what happens. In the meantime, I’m drinking lots of tea out of pretty cups.
As you know, it’s Thankful Things Thursday. Today I’m highlighting one thing in particular that I’m thankful for…
I’m thankful that I didn’t work out yesterday.
I’ve talked a lot lately about finding balance and chilling out on the workout front a bit. As I’ve always said, I work out because I love it. Wednesday night is my favorite spin class of the week. I was dying to go. But deep down I knew that was a bad idea. Any other time I may have pushed it, but with the National 1/2 Marathon just a week away (!!!) I know I need to be extra mindful of my body. I really don’t want to be sick when I run in D.C.
I’m proud of myself for actually taking some time to rest and though I don’t feel any better today (ugh) I did also sleep in this morning instead of running. Despite the fact that it’s a completely beautiful day, especially for a runner.
So there you go: I’m thankful I’m getting better at resting.
I know it can be so hard to give yourself a break sometimes — trust me, I’m the biggest offender when it comes to overworking my body — and it’s especially hard when you read tons of blogs where it seems like no one takes any time to rest.
More on that topic another time.
In outfit news, I’m obviously wearing green today. Growing up with a schoolteacher mom, I learned early on that you always dress for the appropriate holidays. My mom sends me socks for every Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.
Fun fact: I always fold the tops of my socks down. I don’t like the creases the little lines leave on my legs.
Thank you, Mom, for always making sure I’m festive.
The rest of my outfit is boring because most of my green items are Dry Fit ones. I also have a green shirt that says “I Love Guacamole,” but that’s for another holiday.
And a green bracelet, of course.
TELL ME TWO THINGS:
- What are you thankful for today?
- Are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? How?