30 March 2015

Spring has sprung - and so have the allergies

Any one else dealing with the constant runny nose and sinus congestion or is it just me? I am so excited that spring is finally here, with the time change and sunnier skies later in the day (I am a night owl in case you haven't figured that out). The warmer temperatures are great for breaking out the beautiful Ink n Burn that's been hiding in my closet all winter.

But the hayfever/cold/sinusitis/bronchitis WHATEVER this is that is driving me CRAZY has GOT to go. Last week I was working from home, and I swear I almost went through an entire box of Kleenex! Now - I'm a "real" runner, so snot rockets are no problem when I'm out on the run (sorry for the TMI). But inside, no way! Post-nasal drip becomes a part of my day, and then the coughing starts.

So I gave in and went to CVS. I swear I spent almost 10 minutes in the allergy aisle trying to figure out which product to bring home. At that point though, I was already in the throes of the season, and I had no time to wait for something to kick in, so I ended up with the Zyrtec quick-dissolve. Now, I want to say right here, this is NOT a sponsored post. And truth be told, I'm not sure these even really helped. I'm still dealing with the sinus pressure, the runny nose, the cough. It's no fun.

But I can't let my training get sidelined by this junk. Last night when I mentioned I was going to go for a run, my roommate asked me, "how do you stay motivated?!" The truth is, some days are harder than others. But I have a goal on the horizon, and I'm not letting a little allergy flare up get in the way of that goal. I'm pushing right up to Cherry Blossom, and with peak blossom predicted for that weekend, I also need to be prepared to deal with the conditions that may be meeting me in DC!

So, what's your go-to allergy remedy?

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