Oh the irony!
Art was supposed to be the achy, tired, in pain person after the Marathon. However, with advice from his e-mail mentor, Ed (who is the ex-Marathoner husband of my super teacher friend, Gerri) is up and running again. Think Energizer bunny. Ed advised Art to soak his legs in epsom salts at night before bed-time and it really did the trick. Art is feeling great and thinking he might start his regular jogging program again this weekend.
On the other hand, I came down with a ferocious cold the day after. I felt like a ton of bricks fell down on me. I haven't been very sick since I retired some 5 years ago. It's been the most amazing thing not to be sick once a year at least. However, that healthy streak is gone. I used my old remedy Alka Seltzer Cold Plus and chicken soup. This time I got the Alka Seltzer Cold Plus PM. I thought I could use a little sleep aid. I took it at lunch time yesterday thinking it would just let me nap a little. WRONG! It was really strong. I got knocked out for the afternoon. I took it at night and slept right through. On Monday night, Art actually videotaped me snoring. It's the first time he's heard me snore. I never snore. No, really. I never snore. Well, there you have it. I'm as tired as I've ever been, congested, coughing, mild headache and feel a little feverish though there's no fever. Yuuuck!
Then there's the other half of Art's Marathon Support Crew, my brother, Dennis. Dennis was getting up from a kneeling position on Sunday and managed to twist something behind his knee and injured it. He had to stay home from work yesterday. My sister-in-law was with him most of the time because she had a root canal that got infected. Yeeeowch!
So here's Art bouncing about the house and I'm going back to bed.
Oh the irony of it all...