I woke up this morning with the worst feeling in the world: a stuffy nose! I have a cold, and I am battling hard. I will NOT be sick on Christmas.
So I spent my day on the couch in full recovery mode. It’s an off-day on my running schedule so it was a decent day to be sick I guess. Although I’m not opposed to running with a cold because it usually helps clear things up.
Breakfast was a smoothie in a bowl:
My morning was spent on the couch feeling pretty darn miserable. Stuffy nose paired with some pretty nasty sinus pressure made for a not-so-great morning. I took a nap around 10:30 because I didn’t know what else to do.
Luckily Allen came to the rescue with some sick supplies! Gatorade, chicken broth and tea. I had a mug of the Celestial Seasonings Echinacea Complete Care tea because I was pretty desperate. It really did make me feel better. I don’t know what it was but I felt like the tea was working in my chest and my nose long after I took a sip. I definitely think the eucalyptus helped.
After some tea, I had some lunch. I wasn’t too hungry, but I threw this together:
After lunch, I spent some more quality couch time and then had a snack. These photos are courtesy of Allen the snack-maker:
Dinner was at California Pizza Kitchen. I had some chicken potstickers and a really yummy roasted peach salad. Should’ve ordered the dressing on the side because it was over-dressed, but other than that it was really good.
Had one of these for dessert:
I am going to force myself to drink some more of the echinacea tea and maybe some more Gatorade before bed. Tomorrow is a Christmas shopping trip with mom!