Last night I did get a good amount of sleep, besides waking up coughing every now & then throughout the night. My snot production has reduced a bit I've noticed, but the coughing is reeeedonk. Usually that means the cold is on the way out though, so that's good.
On another note, I'm taking the rest of April off from derby. I don't know why, but the last few weeks have been really overwhelming for me. I think it's part of the reason I got sick. I've been so busy with work, getting started with the TBT, trying so balance my social life / family life, trying to balance derby with everything else (even with an injury) - I've been on the verge of tears. I felt like it was time to take a step back. As I told Cat (and our derby forum), sometimes that's what you need to take a step forward. My body is trying to tell me something, so I'm going to listen.
I am, however, not going to neglect my workouts just because I'm missing practices. I have a kickboxing class scheduled for tomorrow morning, and I'm going to fit some yoga into my schedule as well (I think that will help me de-stress, but also work on my strength & stretching).
I am very proud of myself too, as I managed to not eat all of the leftover berry crumble bars from the cookout over the weekend! I brought the rest of them to work, and everybody loved them. Although they did ask if I breathed on them though. ;) Here's a link to the recipe, if you're interested!
Leftover hot & sour soup (about 1 cup)
Brown rice with zucchini, potatoes, onion, and shittake mushroom - with spices & a couple of squirts of Bragg's & hot sauce.
1/3 (the rest of the bottle) of strawberry-flavored Pedialite
2 Riccola cough drops / 1 Pedialite popsicle
Whole wheat Matzo "Pizza" (1 matzo square with marinara sauce, tofu "ricotta", mushrooms & onions sauteed w/ spices & pinch of salt, fresh tomato slices) - the tofu "ricotta" is just tofu mashed up with some nutritional yeast, seasonings, and lemon juice.
Kale Chips (Kale baked in the oven until crispy with spray oil, seasonings, pinch of salt)
Homemade strawberry iced tea w/ agave nectar
25 minute cardio kickboxing workout video (I remember when this video left me gasping for air, and my muscles sore for days - but I must be in much better shape, because it just doesn't do that for me anymore! Ha! I felt like it was a good gradual step though since I've been sick and missed some workout time.)
15 minute yoga video