When Life Happens

Yesterday was the Chicago Marathon and, of course, I headed out to watch it.  I mean it’s only 1 block away from my apartment, I kind of have no excuse.  I had this eloquent post that I was going to write about the marathon and my thoughts on running and how I feel about not running as much anymore and all that wonderful stuff.  You would have loved it.  But then my cat got sick.

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That’s Not Such A Good Idea

You might think it would be a good idea to eat a bunch of broccoli while you’re feeling nauseated because “Broccoli is good for you, it can only make you feel better.”

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I don’t eat broccoli anymore, I just wear it.

You would be wrong.  That’s not such a good idea.

You might think it would be a good idea to workout ONE DAY after laying on the couch the whole day before due to feeling like death.

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Totally ready for this workout guys…

You would be wrong.  That’s not such a good idea.

You might think it would be a good idea to try and work at your standing desk right after being knocked out by some stomach virus for a few days.

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Bed desk > Standing desk

You would be wrong.  That’s not such a good idea.

You might think it would be a good idea to buy a bunch of vegetables with the hopes of eating it in the next day or two even though you can still barely stomach brown rice cakes and baby carrots.

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Immediately regret all the vegetables!

You would be wrong.  That’s not such a good idea.

The moral of the story?  I didn’t have many good ideas in the past few days and I’m still trying to listen to what my body is telling me.  It’s ok if I can’t eat as many green things or exercise as much as I’m used to when my health clearly isn’t at 100%.  I shouldn’t feel bad or like a failure.  When you’re sick you need to forget all your reason and do what feels best because that will get you healthier faster.

And for goodness sake, DON’T take a walk down to the lake just to “get some fresh air” when there isn’t a bathroom in the near vicinity.

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At least I got a workout sprinting back to my apartment….

That’s not such a good idea.

Monday Funday

Ok, so Monday isn’t really all that fun but maybe if we say it enough it will be true.  Probably not, but let’s pretend.

Last weekend my husband, Adam, came down with a cold/cough/sore throat and was out of the game for a few days.  We took him to the doctor, got him some meds, and he is on the mend.  I thought I had escaped whatever bug he had but Friday morning I woke up with a tickle in my throat and by Saturday my nose was running like a faucet.  Yesterday my head was all congested and I just wanted to be able to breathe through my nose.  Luckily I didn’t get hit as hard as Adam, but still, it’s no fun to have a cold.

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My feeble attempt to try and breathe through my congestion. Also I look HOT

 

So I spent this past weekend trying to take it easy.  Keyword here: trying.  I know that I need to rest to get better faster, but I am really bad at just sitting around.  I like to be accomplishing something at all times, it’s something I’m working on.

In my “resting” state, I spent some time in the kitchen on Saturday coming up with a few new recipes for the blog.  I have a few that need some tweaking, but I did manage to come up with a new soup and it really hit the spot for someone with a cold.

When I did finally manage to sit on the couch, Adam and I binged on House of Cards.  If you have not watched this series, run to your TV/computer and watch all of them now.  The Underwoods are deliciously ruthless and evil and I love them.  It’s one of those situations where you know it’s wrong to cheer for them but you can’t help but hope for them to come out on top.  This season so far (we’re about 6 episodes in) has been pretty good and I can’t wait to see where it ends up.  Also, is it wrong for me to want to be as badass as Claire Underwood?  I mean in one episode the woman threatens a country with war on the toilet in the women’s bathroom at the UN.  That’s ballsy right there.

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In between the awesomeness of House of Cards, I also watched a few episodes of Chopped.  Obviously I love watching cooking shows and Chopped is one of my favorites.  While I was watching I realized as much as I love to cook and create dishes I would never make it past the appetizer round.  I would get so stressed and would probably just throw up my hands and cry in the corner.  I like to take my time in the kitchen and there is no way I could come up with something edible and creative in 20 minutes.  Oh well, I’m sure someday Food Network would come up with a show where I would have unlimited time, unlimited ingredients, no judges, and I get to make whatever I want, right?

My feeble attempt to try and breathe through y congestion. Also I look HOT

Hopefully this cold goes away soon and I can get back to my normal routine.  But let’s end this post on a high note with a picture of my adorable cats, because who doesn’t love pictures of cats?  Crazy people, that’s who.  Have a happy Monday everyone!

Olaf chilling to the max and Dot allowing him to be near her.

Olaf chilling to the max and Dot allowing him to be near her.

How did you spend your weekend?  What’s your favorite show of the moment?