Thursday, December 11, 2008

Welcome to the Coughing Chronicles

I can just feel my thighs spreading.

I haven't worked out (except once with the trainer) this week because of my coughing fits. It's probably a small loss since I think I cough with my whole body. I woke up this morning and when I coughed I bent double because it awakened every sore muscle in my body. I can't tell if the soreness is prompted from coughing for 3 days solid, or the strength training I did on Tuesday. The trainer had me do lunges with one leg up on the stairs behind me while holding weights. She called it a butt lifter. It's effectiveness is enhanced by the fact that I can't sit down now. Ow. It works.

For those of you closely following the "Coughing Chronicles", (I'm renaming my blog, temporarily) and for those of you who are with me in this coughing gig, I am happy to report that I did not cough at all last night. My secret? Vapor rub. You know, like Vicks. Did you know it is a cough suppressant? Says so right on the label! I shmeared that stuff all over my chest and went to bed. I did not, as a new legend suggests, rub it on my feet. I understand that things are absorbed through the feet, but if you're coughing your head off, why, for the love of Mike, would you put Vicks on your feet?! I figure, let's just go straight to the problem--chest and neck! I'll probably rub some on my chest and go to work. I did that yesterday, but put on a V-neck shirt. Depending on your profession, that might not be a great idea. After cutting a couple of heads of hair, I had a hairy chest...

Maybe I should rub some on my butt....

5 comments:

Beadyjan said...

Aww ya need a nice Jans hot toddy - a mug of hot lemonade, a squeeze of lemon juice, a spoonful of honey, a big dash of Pernod and a little dash of blackcurrant juice (Ribena) soothes your cough and by heck it tastes scrummy!

The Bush Family said...

Ummm maybe some icy hot for your butt, not sure about putting Vicks there..lol..but if you try it let me know, cause I got a sore one from lunges too..lol! I hope you get rid of the cough soon :)

InTheFastLane said...

I was in love with my niquil last night. I was afraid to take it the night before. Afraid that if I did I wouldn't be able to get up in the morning to run. But, since I couldn't breath and couldn't get up anyway, I took my chances last night. Ahhh...much better.

hepsmom said...

My sister Vick'ses her little boy's feet. Works like at charm for him! That and honey are virtually all he ever takes.

Dapoppins said...

My mom told me to put that stuff on my feet too.

And I didn't.

Shhhhh. Don't tell.