Sunday, January 9, 2011


I am trapped inside. It is allergy season here, and it has hit hard. I am currently on major meds, over the counter, prescription, and natural supplements just to function. I went to my allergist this week, and the pollen counts are high, very high, and it looks like this is going to be a rough season. Uhhhh. I really hate this time of year because I feel trapped. I am trapped inside and I go out as little as possible.
Yesterday I was stupid, stupid, stupid. It was beautiful, and I went to the park to do my long run for the week. 30 minutes into the run, my eyes were blood shot, and they were watering so bad it looked like I was crying, my nose was stuffed, and I started wheezing. I stopped after 30 minutes and went home. Because of my 30 minute run outside, I ended up suffering for the rest of the day. Last night, I woke up around 3 A.M. and had trouble breathing. I was up until 5, monitoring my breath, and trying to remain calm. Everything ended up being ok, but this time of year is hard.
So, while I will be trapped inside for the next few months, I will remember the great outdoors that I love. Here are a few pictures from a hike we took with P's parents a few weeks ago. This is at Enchanted Rock, a state park about an hour West of here.


Anonymous said...

okay, that sucks. really. BUT. you will get through this season. You will survive. I know you will. If you ran a full marathon, you can do anything!!

Anonymous said...

back to the treadmill, o and wash your hands queen

Brooke said...

i'm sorry :( running outside is such a good RX for stress relief and...well...pretty much everything. allergies suck

(and you just reminded me I have to get my shot tomorrow)