Sunday, June 20, 2010

Well, this is embarrassing...

For my own benefit as much as yours, I thought I should do a post to clarify, Yes, I am still here, just struggling a bit.

I've been feeling utterly crummy for three weeks. Nothing in the least bit serious, just a stupid cold that I haven't quite been able to shift. But I felt too guilty to take more than one day off work, and so have been using up my energy just on the daily ins-and-outs of existence. I probably should have spent the last couple of weekends on the sofa, but joining several thousand San Franciscans to watch the USA play England at soccer, plus the unending quest to prettify my home, have just been too tempting.

Three weeks, of course, isn't the end of the world, but before those, there were 16 lazy vacation days, and I wasn't anywhere near wonderful shape before that.

My runs, therefore, have been short and sluggish. This morning's 5 miles were a photo-finish between me and the neighborhood snails. My weight is creeping slowly but undeniably upward (well, brownies are good for morale when you're under the weather, right?).

But this can't go on. I'm a fit, healthy person, not a 10% overweight reluctant exerciser who gets sick at the drop of a hat. If any of you know of a magic pill marked Energy, I'd love to hear about it. I need to get my groove back, and quick!

Photo thanks: Miroslav Sárička


  1. When I'm feeling run down, I have myself some liver and onions for dinner (with lots of bacon and beef gravy). Beetroot is said to be good for endurance. Less alcohol, more water...all that boring stuff. Oh - and lots of sleep!

  2. Thank you Shelley! I have beets in the house right now ;)

  3. Gogi berry juice! Good for the immune system and for... everything, really. Get the powdered berries (at any health food store) so you can make a glass whenever you want.

  4. Have u tried a good massage? Get all the toxins out, then find a pool to weightlessly exercise it out and drink tons of water & eat something that makes you happy...and get a GOOOD nights sleep (at least 10 hours). I hope you feel better soon. BTW, your profile pic is SO CUTE. I was telling my husband about it...cracks me up :)

  5. I often feel out of sorts when I return from a trip back to the UK (post home blues I guess). It takes me a while to get back into the diet and exercise thingy. You will get back on track I am sure. BTW were you at AT&T park for the Eng v USA game?. We certainly topped up our tans that day, phew. Watching the games now, not sure I can last 90 minutes though!. all the best, Kathy. (CasaDolceCasa)

  6. You're all so kind, thank you. I'll certainly look out for the Gogi berries and 10 hours sleep sounds perfect. Shelley, if my Mom could only mail me some liver and bacon, I'd be a happy bunny.

    Kathy, yes, hubby & I did go to AT&T park for the soccer - and fried along with everyone else! Great atmosphere but I'll probably watch this weekend's games from my sofa instead - I have 2 teams to cheer for now!


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