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Post Sickness. Poison Ivy. Running fun.

Post Sickness.

It has been a rough two weeks lately. I guess I can't really say that it's been rough, but not the most fun. I had been sick w/congestion, snot, and a cough for a week and a half. It really hindered my workouts as I talked about a couple posts ago. I really haven't done much the last two weeks - maybe a workout here or there, but I just didn't have the energy.

Poison Ivy.

I finally got over whatever it was that was bothering me. I have been hunting (deer season here in Missouri) the last few days and it hadn't really been productive. One of the days I was hunting - I was in a deer stand 16 foot high in a tree and kept getting poked with a stick when I looked left. Come to find out yesterday, that stick was either poison ivy or poison oak. I woke up yesterday and had quite the break-out on my ear and back of my head. My ear is swollen, and all poison ivy like. Not fun.

Running fun.

I have not ran in a while until today. I hate not being able to run, but I really couldn't do much of it lately. Today, despite my poison ivy bothering me [and I didn't know if I should or not, but I did], I went for a run. It was a cold 2.23 miles, but I enjoyed it. It was fun to run again. I could tell though after today's run that I'm going to have to start going to the YMCA to run or use the treadmill at home. I'm not a fan of running inside but I'm also not a fan of sitting and being lazy :)

Do you have any Poison Ivy treatments or remedies???


Cassie said...

ick ick ick... I wish you had something to tell you to help, but I don't! I hope it gets better soon!

Stronger.Faster. said...

Oh man! Well Im glad you are out running again :)

Matthew said...

I used a variety of stuff. Benadryl (sp?) did nothing for me. I finally went to the doctor. He gave me some Prednisone, Zyrtec, and Kenalog Cream. The Cream is amazing, I use it on random bug bites now too!

So Over Fat said...

I'm a city girl and never even seen poison oak/ivy, but I know how I swell when bitten by a mosquito so I can only imagine what it's like. Hat's off to you for running anyway, good sir!