Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Allergies suck

...and I'm not even talking about food allergies. It's peak "weed" pollen season here according to weather.com. I wish they were more specific about which weeds. The Allegra I had been taking wasn't working as well and didn't keep my eyes from itching. I ran out of it about a week ago, but was out of town and not bothered by allergens. Now I'm back, and last night my eyes started itching like crazy again after the wind kicked up. I used some Visine, took some Claritin (which doesn't usu help much, but I figured any was better than none) and turned the air purifier on medium all night. After a while I stopped sneezing, and my eyes stopped itching. But I have felt so sleepy all day. I'd like to try some Zyrtec to see if that will work. Usually the Allegra suffices, but it's more than met its match this time.

I'm missing my weekly hill hike tonight. I usually drop my son of at scouts and then go, but they needed my husband to help out at scouts tonight, so I'm home with the younger kids. My left elbow started hurting suddenly the other day, on the top between the bones. I did a pull-up yesterday or Saturday, which made it hurt a little more. So now I don't know if I should do push-ups or not; I haven't been since last Wed when I did a 100 push-ups in 6 weeks workout. I've been looking for my kettlebell to do some cross-training (hopefully it won't hurt my elbow more), but I can't find it. Someone cleaned up the living room and moved it. I could restart the Kratos.dk workouts; I may have reached the limit of how far I can go in that program b/c I only have 1 KB, and last I saw you needed 2 for the workout.

Saturday night I went running and had barely left the house when I saw 2 coyotes cross my path ahead a bit. The second one kept looking at me as it trotted past, and I kept thinking "I'm too big for you." It's small, but some, comfort to know that coyotes are much more likely to run away than dogs. I don't like meeting unleashed dogs when I'm out. Deer in the headlights--that's me. I've been threated 3 times over ~12 years by dogs. The second one acted all friendly until I told it "Go home!" That was weird. The other two were growling as they ran up behind me, so I knew from the start they didn't like me.  There was one dog once that trotted up behind me as I was out walking. It kept pace with me for quite a while except when I ran across the road to introduce itself to a couple of dalmations being walked. I got some dirty looks from the dalmation owners. I tried to tell them it wasn't my dog, but the dog made me look like a liar. Eventually I ditched it when it stopped to smell something interesting (I ducked into a building and waited for it to go past). Poor mangy dog.

I could so sleep right now.

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