Remember how I went on and on about how wonderful spring is… well, I forgot the one major downfall of this season. I forgot, until it slammed me in the face, kinda literally. Allergies. Spring is allergy season for me, and this year was bad. Really bad. I had to up from Claritin to Claritin D, add Flonase and use the neti pot and eye drops daily. I even got desperate enough to try some interesting remedies including oil pulling, which is definitely not for me. (Some people swear by it- to each their own.) Even with all of this I had about two weeks were I was still barely functioning, terrible sinus pressure, headaches, cough, runny nose, thousands of sneezes- the works. I was miserable. The folks at work kept saying I should just go home, but when you are allergic to air- there is just no escaping it. So, I sat and sneezed in my office for 9 hours a day which was a nice change of scenery from sneezing at home. The only thing I couldn’t power through was running. I just couldn’t go out there, with my cough and my terrible sinus headache, and run. Especially on the windy days. I just couldn’t do it.
So I had a little hiatus. Then I started to get it under control and I finally made it out on Saturday. I went for an easy four and it wasn’t too bad. I have a lingering cough and I can tell it will take a week or so to get back into it. But it is time. Lace ’em up.