Last night I got home from Florida after way too many hours in the airplane. I started in Ft. Lauderdale and flew to JFK (natch!) and from there flew to SLC. Almost 7 hours on a plane! Grrrrrr..... Needless to say I'm not feeling my best today. First of all, I have a cold sore, the herp, fever blister or whatever you want to call it. I haven't had one in YEARS! I usually have lots of sunscreen on my lips but in Florida I was constantly sweaty and wet and was not as diligent as I should have been.
It's not so much the ugly but the pain. It runs along my jaw and gives me a headache. I've spent the day putting Tea Tree Oil, Swedish Bitters and Abreva on it. Not to be out done, I'm still carrying a ton of water! I think my skin was removed and I was wrapped in memory foam and then re-skinned. It's just a theory.
I dragged myself to Pilates anyway and I'm glad. The class was good and even though I still felt like a beluga whale I splurged and grabbed me a breve from Coffee Garden and it really did ease the pain.
I didn't spill it or anything!
I also elevated my cankles and iced my heel (which feels pretty darn good).
My socks are dingy. Fact.
It's difficult to see the swelling but these legs don't even look like mine, but they are!
Also decided a couple of NUUN and lots of water would help.
Yep, my Christmas is still up. My tree is fake so I have no pressure to take it down. I figure with as little time I get at home I'll take it down around March. Well, at least by next weekend.
I will have a Ragnar Recap! I had a wonderful time and a great team! It was quite an experience to travel so far and I can't wait to tell you all about it!
Does anyone else get swollen and uncomfortable after a race?
What about after travel?