Friday, January 18, 2008

Flocke

Call it boring and that I don’t have much to say today, unless it’s to p*#s and moan about the stupid head cold I’ve had develop (OK, I’ve been good about not complaining till now as it’s day 3 and already I’m sick of it!). Tuesday it was coming on, I felt it and started taking Cold Eze (well, Zinc, Target’s brand) and Halls Vitamin C Defense with Echinacea…hoping against hope it’s on the down swing now. Worst has been Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, one side of my head just felt the need to sneeze all day, and I had watery eyes (a co-worker asked me if I had the after lunch sleepiness as my eyes looked so bad, fun). I think it’s in part my desk area at work. My office mate also sneezes a lot and says he never sneezes at home. And yesterday while I was miserable at my desk, I was in my boss’ office and during that time I felt fine (could also be that he gave me a Sudafed to help at that time as well, but I know when I get up and walk I’m better too) I really think air quality by us is bad and I’m going to report that to our EH&S people and see what they can do.

Anyway, this head cold makes me question whether or not 1) I’ll be able to run at all tomorrow, plan was to do 10 and I’m just not sure I’m up to it in my condition 2) running in the cold might not be wise and 10 on the treadmill or track just isn’t appealing when it’s 11 laps to a mile (I have done that before, so we’ll see). I haven’t been to the gym now in two days. I’m debating if I should go tonight, I want to, but at the same time am feeling tired and like maybe I should rest one more day…I also have a happy hour I’ve been invited to, however, I’m not sure I feel up to it. I would probably leave today at 3 or 3:30, happy hour isn’t till 5, if I go to the gym then I have to shower and get myself ready to go to the HH and not sure I have the energy to do that. Otherwise I just stay at work longer, not appealing with air conditions etc, or I go run errands to kill time but with -7 temps, -14 with wind chill, not so sure I want to do that…we are under wind child advisories till 6 pm tomorrow…Big thing is I’m going to see a band tomorrow. I really want to do that, so thinking if I stay in tonight, relax, veg and recover, maybe I’ll feel better yet and be able to enjoy the band…hmm…maybe I should plan to drink fuzzy navels tomorrow…orange juice good for you right??

Now, the topic of today’s blog. Flocke is German for Flake, and this is the name that was voted to this adorable little bear cub that was born in Germany and has been raised by keepers for fear that his momma would reject him and he’d die…he’s 5 weeks old…talk about adorable. I want a baby polar bear!!




7 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

The polar bear pictures are SOOO cute!1

Nicole said...

So cute - I just want to snuggle it.

Annette said...

It sounds like it's cold enough there to raise a polar bear! :)

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Carly said...

Cute Pictures. I am a follow runner in minneapolis....I also hate the cold!

Kurt said...

I think you need your own petty polar bear. Could eat idiot males for you when they annoy you also. Besides living in a M state it would fit right in with that blasted freezing cold you all have!

Carly said...

That should say FELLOW Runner. LOL

Runner Leana said...

Oh, he is adorable!