Sick

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I woke up yesterday feeling bad. And it got worse. I finally have to admit that I’m sick. It all started a couple days ago when I was on a longer ride and a bug flew into my ear. I wasn’t exactly positive whether it left. The rest of the ride the thing felt like it was still in there. When I got home, my throat on that side was scratchy and sore-ish. I really didn’t have any way to see if the buy was there. I gently tried to rinse my ear out, but nothing came out. Then, the big storm came through and I wasn’t feeling that well when I woke up at 3 am.

Flash forward to now and I’m totally clogged up. A super head cold, sinus infection or something. It felt like allergies initially, plus the bug, now I have to concede that I’m just sick. It’s a drag.

I was planning on going down to Oklahoma City and racing today and tomorrow. But, I’d think that those races aren’t happening. I don’t know if you watched the weather channel yesterday, but that town got walloped for hours yesterday by a giant thunderstorm. Tornadoes, heavy rain, hail, you name it, they got it. And it kept going for hours. Just heard from Facebook that the OKC Pro-Am is happening. Man, that is impressive.

I did go to the doctor and get some sub lingual drops for allergies. I tried these years ago and they didn’t work, but I’m game for trying just about anything at this point. I’m pretty positive that allergies play a big part on whether I can train and race bikes at my best, so I need to try to keep on top of them.

I thinking about driving to Emporia to watch the finish of the Dirty Kanza 200 mile gravel race. I think someone will ride less than 12 hours this year, so I’d have to leave early afternoon. I know a ton of people riding, many from out of state, so it would be fun. I’ll just have to remember not to shake anyone’s hands.

Riding-wise, I felt like shit yesterday. I’m just going to go out and ride an hour and a half, everyday, easy, until I feel better. It has never worked out that resting or just sitting around helps me feel better any quicker. Hopefully it will pass quick and I can have something for Tulsa Tough next weekend.

Allergy drops for the first couple weeks.  It is diluted and then gets stronger as you use more.

Allergy drops for the first couple weeks. It is diluted and then gets stronger as you use more.

I'd been eating a bunch of honey recently.  I think it is false advertising on the bottom of the container.

I’d been eating a bunch of honey recently. I think it is false advertising on the bottom of the container.

This is the radar over OKC most of the even/night yesterday.

This is the radar over OKC most of the even/night yesterday.

This pile of hail was still in my front yard at noon yesterday.

This pile of hail was still in my front yard at noon yesterday.

I took this photo in Oklahoma,  driving back from Austin a few weeks ago.

I took this photo in Oklahoma, driving back from Austin a few weeks ago.

This was on the Weather Channel last night.  Guess they didn't get out of the way of the tornado.

This was on the Weather Channel last night. Guess they didn’t get out of the way of the tornado.

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7 thoughts on “Sick

  1. Joey Mesa

    The races in OKC are a go. Wouldn’t you know it, the weather is pretty much perfect in OKC now.

  2. Chris Gruver

    I’ve heard that the honey may need to be local from your area and possibly taken ahead Of the allergy season be good. I’m visiting West Texas this week where I have some mold allergy or something Historically so I’m taking the Butterburr and stinging nettle along which has helped Before.

  3. mike crum

    get that bug out of your ear.. it’ll mess you up.. the way you feel.. your balance.. everything.

  4. mark

    Yep, the honey trick does work, but it has to be local honey from the same flowers you have allergies to. Farmers markets always have it.

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