December 09, 2002

Cold Today? Why, Yes, I

Cold Today? Why, Yes, I Do

December in Minnesota this year has not thus far been very pleasant. Despite a relative lack of snow, we've been treated to temperatures hovering just around Absolute Zero. It's so cold. . . How cold is it? It's so cold that. . . well, it's just really fucking cold, okay?

Anyway, I have resolutely refused to give up my exercise regimen, which requires between two to four hours of hapkido each week, and at least 10 to 15 miles of running. After all, it takes work to maintain this smoking hot specimen of male hunkiness body with which I've been gifted. Damn I'm just soooo hot.

Well, the hapkido I have no problem with, owing primarily to the fact that it's conducted indoors. The running, however, is conducted outdoors and requires substantial bundling to ward off the piercing cold. I've been pretty good about running my usual five mile jaunt at least twice a week, but the cold air has finally caught up with me, in the form of. . . a cold.

Today I awoke with the familiar dry throat that feels like a rusty sewer pipe, and a hollow cough that reverberates like a hammer hitting a steel barrel. I'm also sporting the obligatory runny nose and ill-timed sneezes. Other than that, let me assure you that I feel fine.

It's funny how much I take being healthy for granted, until I wake from blissful slumber only to feel like a mighty oak that was felled in the night by a bacteria-laden woodsman. Timmmmmbrrrrrrrrrrr! *hack* *hack* *cough* *sneeze* Let me just take a moment to give myself a high five for that brilliantly conjured analogy.

The long and the short of it is that I'm sick, and I'm tired, and I totally don't want to be at work today. Oh, for the toasty warmth of my bed and the shrouding darkness of my basement abode. *sniffle* *sneeze*

Posted by Ryan at December 9, 2002 11:21 AM
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