Friday, February 15, 2008

That helped a bit...

I got about 10 hours of sleep total between when I got home and when I had to come to work. There was a bit of an awake-and-asleep volley until midnight, then it was a good five-hour solid block of slumber. I slept in our new recliner. Sleeping with my head elevated usually helps when I have a head cold so long as I'm cautious not to let post-nasal-drip turn into a chest cold or bronchitis. Of all the ailments that I loathe, bronchitis tops my list.

I awoke with clear sinuses and a bit of a frog in my throat. Somewhat expected but I'm still not 100%. With temperatures in the teens and wind chills closing in on zero, I wasn't going to risk a jaunt to The Maul. Instead, I took my bike with me on the Dreaded bus.

I happened upon Karen, who I guess took it upon herself to ride her bike both ways yesterday and got caught up in the cold front on her way home. She's sticking to the bus today -- A wise choice given the temperature. A few more weeks and I'll likely be able to start riding the full round-trip regularly again. Spring can't get here soon enough. The bus always lulls me to sleep both on the way to work and on my way home, making me groggy. Riding always seems to engage my senses and sharpen me up before work. It boosts my metabolism all day long and I seem to get better rest at night.

I did my usual cup o'Joe with JR this morning, with a tasty blueberry muffin. It didn't do much to hold off impending starvation, though. It's not even 10:00 and I'm famished.

I'm cautious to say I've fully conquered my cold virus for real this time since I still have a little bit of a tickle in my throat, but I feel a hundred times better today. The headache is gone, the nostrils are clear, my ears aren't ringing or in need of popping. Today is a good day. I'm still glad I didn't ride to The Maul, though. I'm not sure how I'll get home yet. It really depends on temperatures and how I feel. If I had to go right now, I'd go with the Dreaded Bus again. On the positive side, I might actually get a few miles in tomorrow.

Random Tunage:
Tilt - Places
Orbital - Science Friction


Ray Craighead said...

Glad you're feeling better. On my ride in today I noticed the cardinals are staking out their territory - singing up a storm. Spring is just around the corner.

Riding DOES wake a person up.

amidnightrider said...

Always feed a cold. Cake works. Or as some call it, muffins.

MRMacrum said...

I got your number fella. Any excuse will do. Hook up with the slightest sniffle and it's bus time. A real man would have sucked it up and pedaled anyway.


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