There are many things that suck about having a cold. Among my chief complaints are the lack of appetite and disinterest in booze, both of which are unfortunate conditions for someone who likes to eat and drink.
Then, of course, you’ve got the constant sniffling, snuffling and dribbling of snot all over everything in your path. And the related trail of disgusting damp tissues.
But my least favorite part of having a cold what it does to my nose. (Or, “mah dose,” as it sounds right now.) It turns bright red and raw from those repeated Kleenex assaults. Then I put lotion on it to try to soothe it and it gets all shiny.
Normally, I actually rather like my nose. It’s a Swedish nose. Rather bulbous and slightly upturned at the tip, it’s often referred to as a ski-jump nose, and most people of Swedish descent have them. (Seriously, I have run in to people on the street and been like….are we related? Oh, nope, but your grandparents were Holms or Larssons, too.)
Anyway, it may not be petite, but I like it.
Except when it fills with mucous.
Dear cold, I am done with you. I have a half-marathon on Saturday and I don’t want to have to carry tissues on the course.
Also, you’re making my nose look like maraschino cherry.
Today’s EAT: Since I can’t taste much at the moment, the only thing that has sounded good has been salty potato chips.
I had my Wavy Lays with a side of sandwich – turkey, provolone. greens and cranberry chutney.
(The bag of Wavy Lays claims that 11 chips is a serving, which is pretty hilarious. I’ve crushed nearly the entire bag in two days.)
Today’s DRINK: Quil. Day and night. I miss beer…
Today’s RUN: A super mellow four miles. And I felt a little better after an easy run today. I’m all for resting up when I’m sick, but I do actually think that getting some fresh air can speed up the get-well process!
Today’s QUESTION: Do you love or hate your nose?