What To Do When You Have A Cold

You can always know when I’m sick – not because I post constant updates about how lethargic I’m feeling. In fact, quite the opposite. Sickness sidelines my writing. I might be home or I might go off and do things because I’ve made a commitment and I want to honor it. I almost never call in sick because I have a little cold – I push through and do whatever I have to do. But somehow, I can’t write. Sickness sidelines my creativity.

I’ve been having a cold. I am still coughing but I’m much better today. So here I am, ready to write again but just barely and sharing what I do when I am laid up with the sniffles. Currently, I am…

Reading: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (Fiction) So far, I’m enjoying the set-up of the book. I read one of Rowell’s books last year (Landline) and didn’t love it but I keep hearing people rave about her writing so I am giving her another chance to wow me. 😀  

 I’m also reading The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas Carr (Non-Fiction) and loving the quotes in this book. I am inclined to agree with his perspective but looking for what else I can learn. 

Writing: Nothing (see why on the above explanation)

Eating: a lot of fruit.  

Yesterday, I cooked and ate actual food again but I’ve been just feeling for fruit for the past few days.

Watching: Netflix. Sometimes, I feel like I’m subscribing for no reason because a couple months might go by without me even opening the Netflix app but then there are other times like this when I spend a day or two in bed and just want to watch TV all day – I mean, it’s not like I can write or anything, right? I watched a documentary/movie called Meet The Patels about a 30 year old Indian man exploring the idea of an arranged marriage. It’s made by the guy and his sister and their real live parents. Anyone else watched this yet?

Wearing: Pastels. It’s Spring weather in NYC. Actually, today the temperature is expected to climb into the 70s so it feels more like summer but I’ll take it. Perfect weather to recuperate.

Running: This morning, I felt strong enough to head out for a run. I only went 1.5 miles and it was slow – no records being broken or anything but it felt good to be back outside and even if I could crank out a mile and a half, it was way more than I had initially felt capable of so I was proud. 

What are you doing currently?

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Awww I hope you continue to feel better. That fruit should help.

    I started watching the Patel but couldn’t get into it. Do you like it?

    1.5 miles is better than 0.00….a run I’d a run…

    Continued healing.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Yeah. Meet the Patels did start off a little weird. The people aren’t actors. They are real. The videography is terrible but I think that’s what made it relatable. It felt like a guy telling a family story.
      I had some close friends from India so the culture fascinates me.
      I think you should try watching it again.

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  2. I hope you feel better soon! I’m going to have to check out that Netflix documentary. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. Awwww….adopt -a-mom needs to bring you some chicken soup. Hope you feel back to 100% soon. I’ll be interested to hear what you think about Attachments. I really liked Eleanor and Park. I do the same thing with Netflicks, then feel the Netflicks wastefulness guilt, and I can’t believe you went for a run. I usually use illness as an excuse! Don’t reply…get back in bed, young lady!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Haha, thanks Mom!
      The run might not have been the best idea but I didn’t want to waste the first warm day of the season.
      I am getting better slowly but surely. Thanks so much.

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  4. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    Having a cold can be so annoying! I should probably do like you and take the opportunity to read a good book! I also try to sleep as much as possible. Get better soon!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Sometimes when I have a cold, I can’t sleep. No energy but can’t sleep. That can be tough.
      Thanks for the good wishes, Janelle.


  5. Sickness totally sidelines my creativity too! I am just to zapped to really muster up the energy to think, haha!

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