If you’re reading this, then it’s safe to say that I am alive and well today, and have emerged from this week’s sickness with nothing but a lingering cough. And by lingering cough, I mean sometimes it sounds like my throat might literally turn itself inside out. But hey, you win some you lose some.
Also, I sound like Rachael Ray. Which really isn’t a compliment.
Since I obviously haven’t been working out this week, and have no running post to share with you, I wanted to chat about my favorite sick day essentials! My list of feel good items, if you will.
1. Saltine Crackers
And if none are on hand like this week for me, default to…
2. Chewy Chips AHoy Cookies
It’s 99% possible I ate an entire package while sick. It’s also 99% possible I really don’t care.
3. Nyquil or cheap equivalent
Seriously. Just do us all a favor, and knock yourself out If you buy the cheap equivalent brand, PLEASE buy a flavor. The green regular flavor is nasty!
4. Netflix and Hulu Plus
I’m almost all caught up on Parenthood, caught up on Grey’s Anatomy, the women tell all episode of the Bachelor, and finally watched Pitch Perfect.
5. Green tea & honey
6. Ricola cough drops
They work wonders!
7. A cuddly lab
just for safe measure…you’ll need one of these as a body pillow.
8. Grilled cheese & tomato soup
A bland enough meal for your tummy, and warm soup for your throat. Unless your sickness is in your sinuses, in that case you don’t need that extra dairy!
9. Sprite or Gatorade
I like to drink as much water as possible when I’m sick, but sometimes changing it up to Sprite or Gatorade makes a world of difference.
10. Aleve or Ibuprofen
For those aches and pains that just won’t go away. I didn’t have a fever, so I wasn’t worried about taking these.
11. A hot bath with lavender Epsom salt
I’ve been loving hot baths lately, and adding in lavender Epsom bath is like a quick trip to the spa. I didn’t take a bath while I was sick, but really wanted to! Chalk it up to laziness.
12. Orange juice based smoothies
Never a bad idea to add in some extra vitamin C!
13. Gurgling salt water
This may or may not help, but I’d like to think it does. Plus, any old person will swear by it.
Here’s to feeling better and getting back at it this weekend! If I can’t get out and run this weekend I might go crazy!
What are your sick day must-haves?