Monday, August 16, 2010


I got sent home "sick" from work today due to a case of hives and a fever.  I have always had sensitive skin and can react to things fairly often (maybe once every five or six months.)  However, in the last month I have had hives or a hive-like rash five or six times.  One of these hive incidents resulted in me getting diagnosed with my very first drug allergy.  That's right, sulpha based drugs are not my friend.  If I ever get knocked out and you have to take me to the hospital, please tell them not to give me any sulpha drugs as I could get put into the burn unit with all of my skin falling off.  Thanks.  :)

I am technically not cleared to exercise until my doctor's appointment next Monday...BUT my half marathon is thirteen weeks away and I haven't ran since May.  I downloaded the SmartCoach app from the Itunes app store as a training guide.  It told me to run two miles today.  I'm trying to decide if I should follow the doctor's rules or go for a relaxing, endorphin-releasing run.  I have had a constant headache for the last few weeks and have a theory that a run would crush that head pain.

My college semester starts tonight.  Part of me is really excited, while the other part of me is having a hard time redirecting my focus back to school.  I am currently enrolled in three classes and am trying to get into a fourth.  It's a closed online class, and my odds aren't looking so hot.  I'll let you know what I find out.

1 comment:

  1. I've thought about getting one of those medical bracelets that details my antibiotic allergy..just never got around to it I guess.

    I'm a firm believer in doing what your body tells you to do. So, if you think it's telling you to run, then go for it. Maybe just take it slow. You know what you need, and if you think a run would help your headache, I'm inclined to believe you're right. Just my 2 cents.

    How's class going? It's weird for me....I haven't had class with people don't know in a really long time. Keep checking, maybe someone will drop that one you want!