I talked to an experience triathlete at work about helping me with a training plan for the Rio Grande Tri and the Live Love Tri. Then I went on vacation and got sick. Not as sick as my husband, who is on day 12 of the flu & literally thought he was dying, but I'm tired and cough way too much. Yesterday/last night I took some Mucinex DM; I didn't notice a lot of difference with the first dose, but the 2nd one worked wonders...ish. It seriously dried out my nose and mouth; it also made me sick to my stomach. Apparently dextromethorphan HBr doesn't agree with me. My body appreciated the rest from hacking every 5 seconds, but I find nausea extremely tiring, especially from midnight to 6am. Despite coming really close once, I didn't actually puke, but I burped all night. I haven't taken a 3rd dose & am starting to get tired again of coughing. Fortunately it hasn't been quite as bad today. The nausea from the Mucinex clued me in to the queasy stomach I was feeling at my parents' house while taking Walgreens Day-quil type medicine; it has the same cough suppressant, just not nearly as much.
My husband was so sick we had to wait 5 extra days before we could drive back home, and then it took us 2 days instead of 1. He is improving--no longer feels like he's dying--and he has an appetite again. I've run once in the last 2 weeks and haven't done anything else workout-wise. While still at my parents' I took the kids to the park most every day to give the grandparents a break, but I came down with a sore throat, the coughing, and less energy. We got back home Thursday afternoon; I unpacked the truck and went grocery shopping. Friday morning I went in to work for a couple of hours, but given all my coughing they were glad I came home. I've pretty much been in bed or on the couch since. Fun fun. Hope we get better SOON!!!