As I was walking home from work yesterday, it occurred to me that the Abercrombie & Fitch on Fifth Avenue might actually have opened. I walked down to 57th St. only to find that the space is still boxed in a really sexy A&F ad, so I turned around again and started to walk home. This time though, I thought that it might be cool to walk home through Central Park. So I did. When I was in about 67th St. my throat started itching like crazy. I kept on walking, but by the time I got home I had drank a liter of water and had the sore throat from hell.
…meanwhile, I felt fine so I went out to dinner with Kristhina. We went for pizza and ice cream to celebrate the return of 8 of my lost pounds. OH MY GOD! I don’t know what was in that ice cream, but if my throat was sore before, it was killing me then. So I went to sleep.
In the middle of the night I woke up just about ready to cough out my liver. I wanted to make myself some honey with lemon, but you know how it is, I had honey but no lemons so I ended up drinking some echinacea with Naked Juice . I tried to get back to sleep but I couldn’t. It just sucked.
This morning, my cough was still there in extra strength so on my way to work, I went to the store and bought some Ricola. It hasn’t worked at all. The damn cough is still there. I don’t want to have to buy actual medication, but if I’m not better by tomorrow, Robitussin here I come.
In any case, I’ve been thinking that maybe this cough business may have a reason for being aside that of torturing the living hell out of my existence. After giving it a lot of thought, I’ve decided to quit smoking AGAIN. Cold turkey. No patch, no nothing. World, wish me luck.
I also decided that I should get back into running. It’s occurred to me that I miss it a lot and I’m also very disappointed with myself because I don’t push myself as much as I used to. Eight months ago, I had a reason to not want to run but that's not the case now. Today, in an effort to make a change, I signed up for Nike’s Run Hit Wonder and have every intention to begin running tomorrow morning.
I feel better already :)
This summer, I am going to reinvent myself. The thought of this is quite comforting.
Now if only this cough would go away!