Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wanted: Quick Cold Remedies

I wish this could be a super excited, "I'm pumped for my marathon!" post. But it's not going to be. Instead, it's a plead for any of your amazing-never-before-revealed "How to get rid of a cold in 24 hours" tips. I was feeling a little better yesterday, and I thought that getting some good sleep would help combat this little bump in the road cold that I am experiencing. I've been trying to go to bed early and wake up early so it won't be a shock for the 7 am start to the marathon on Saturday, but when my alarm went off at 6:00 am this morning, I knew I would NOT be getting out of bed. Getting rest to get rid of this cold is more important, so I went back to sleep and woke up at 9:15. Now I just feel kind of...blah. For lack of any better descriptors. Most of it is in my head (literally!), with a runny nose and that "foggy" feeling. My body feels a little tired, but not achy. No fever, and therefore, no swine flu! Just the common cold. My current plan of attack includes:

  • Lots of water
  • Hot showers
  • Hot tea with honey
  • Emergen-C Super Energy Booster drink mix
  • Rest rest rest
Any at home tips to share? I'm hoping this will pass as quickly as it came, but I don't want to take any chances! Although I'm not currently super hungry, I'm still trying to get in my carb-loading fuel. At least this forces me to cut back on my M&M habit.


  1. Cold-eez!!! buy them now, take every two hours or so.

  2. Cold eez are great and my parents swear by zicam! Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Chicken soup? Or is that an old wives tale?

    Here's another one--no sniffling allowed. Any time you have an urge to sniffle, blow it OUT and get that junk out of your body.

  4. Zinc and vitamin C supplements.
    and drink a craaazy ton of water!

    hope you feel better soon!

    (so cool that you also have a twin she into running like you?)

  5. Zicam! and all those other things you mentioned too... hope you feel better SOON!

  6. Totally agree with the cold eez. And chicken soup!!

  7. If there was a quick-fix, I'd know, but since there isn't one, I think you're doing all that you can. Just make sure you dry a lot of water, rest a ton, and don't overexert yourself at work or otherwise. We need to get you healed up quick!

  8. Oh no, what bad timing!! I hope you're able to fight this one off quickly. Just get LOTS of rest and make sure you eat healthy. Feel better!!

  9. Dayquil and Nyquil! They always work for me!

  10. Tons of water & sleep!!!

    Good luck, girl & feel better soon :)

  11. Claritin. I know its allergy medicine, but it is antihistimine, and always helps me. Not the Claritin D -- can make you drowsy.


  12. why can't we come up with a cure for the common cold already ? seriously, that's so unfair! it sounds like you're doing all the right things -- feel better soon!!!