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Sick of Being Sick

Yep, I am one of those people who gets sick when the weather changes and yes, the weather has changed.  In fact, we’ve had to cover our plants at night.

Yes, the sheets are covering the front yard and adding quite the beautiful flower decor, don’t you think?  After having record high temps for the month of March we have been having freeze warnings the last 3 nights.  So needless to say, we had to pick some flowers.

The tulips are now on my counter.  They are all in bloom and I didn’t want them to freeze so while I was sick in bed on Tuesday night, Hubby and Chickie picked them for me.  What a nice surprise to wake up to on Wednesday morning.

Since I’ve been sick there has been a lot of this in my life:

Green tea and cough drops.  I started with a sore throat and it just went down hill from there.  In fact, I took Tuesday afternoon off and came home and slept for 3 hours.  Sore throat, runny nose, ears were plugged.  It’s been great to be sick, the best part was the 3 hour nap I squeezed on Tuesday.

So while I haven’t been up to par at least one thing did get done:

Check that out, I got new tires on my vehicle.  Remember the blow out a couple weeks ago, yep, I finally got the spare off and received 4 brand new tires.  After 63,000 miles I was due for new tires.

Well before I got sick I did get some exercise in:

Yep, that is 3.1 miles in 32 minutes.  Yeah me.  It’s a good thing because I have finally signed up for a 5K race on Mother’s Day Weekend.  One of my goals this year was to do a 5K by my 40th birthday plus I have a goal to do it under 30 minutes.  I must start training.  I must admit, I am actually really excited for this.


BEST BODY BOOTCAMPSince I have been sick I have been doing my bootcamp but I haven’t pushed myself like I did before.  Just a little is better than nothing.

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Iowa Caucus I get to the Iowa Caucus let’s talk exercise.  Since I took yesterday off today I needed to double up on my exercise.  So I did Zumba which was on the Wii.  Have you done this workout yet?  It kills you.  I did it for an hour and ended up burning 573 calories.  Then I jumped up on the treadmill and did 3.1 miles in 35:40 minutes.

I am so proud of myself.  It was hard but it was worth the push.  I feel like a million bucks, majorly sweaty, but I can’t believe how great the endorphines are from exercising.  Must remember this when I don’t want to exercise.  It is amazing how great you feel after a great workout.

Now on to the caucus.  Of course I live in Iowa.  So we have had nothing but political ads every other commercial.  I get tired of the negativity.  I just wish they would stick to the positive and deal with it.

Image: (From left) Mitt Romney, Ron Paul & Rick Santorum (© Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images; Kevin Winter/NBC Universal/Getty Images; Ed Andrieski/AP)

Who will win???  Will there be an upset or not.  Will the right one win tonight?  Don’t know but it will definitely be an interesting race this year.

Off to watch the Biggest Loser.  Have a great night.

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