Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Five: Sick Day Favorites

Today I'm linking up with the DC Trifecta (Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC, Mar @ Mar on the Run and Cynthia @ You Signed up for What?!) for the Friday Five. Thanks for hosting ladies! This week's topic is Friday Favorites.


Yesterday was a day off of work for me and I had a cold develop over the course of the day. I felt worse as the day went on, but there were a few things that made me feel just a little bit better. I decided to write about my favorite comforts to have on a sick day.

1. Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea: I love this tea anytime. I tend to drink it more often during the winter. I feel like it does wonders for me when I'm sick. Usually after a few cups of this tea I start feeling better.

2. Water: I try to drink a good amount of water on a daily basis, but I know when I'm sick I need to force fluids even more so that my body can flush out whatever is attacking my system.

3. Soup: A sick day necessity! Two of my favorites are Wolfgang Puck's Tomato Basil Bisque and Progresso Chicken and Homestyle Noodle. Yum!

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4. Clementines: These delicious little fruits are the perfect snack. I keep them on hand all winter long and tend to buy the large 5 lb bag that Costco sells. For some reason I just kept eating these yesterday. It doesn't hurt that each one has 60% daily value of Vitamin C!



5. Puffs Plus Tissues: When I have a runny nose it tends to get rubbed raw very quickly if I use regular tissues. Puffs Plus are like wiping your nose with a soft material so your skin doesn't get irritated.

This is honestly the sweet spot of training where if I was going to get sick between now and January it is probably the best time to get it over with. I just completed my long runs over the weekend plus a 45 minute run. I don't have another long run for 9 more days. Let's hope this gets out of my system before then and I can stay healthy for the rest of this training cycle!

What is one of your sick day favorites?

That's all for now!

14 comments:

  1. Chicken soup for sure, though now I have to make my own. (used to love hot & sour soup for a cold but can't eat it anymore) When I was a kid and home sick, my mom would make chicken soup, toast and (so grownup) tea for me.

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    1. My Grammy would make me Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup and cinnamon sugar toast on sick days :)

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  2. Feel better soon! I actually use/eat all five of those (though a different flavor tea) nearly every day, and I'm not sick, ha ha!

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    1. Thank you! They're definitely good everyday foods too.

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  3. We are not sick but have been going through clementines like crazy! I love how easy they are to peel! Feel better soon!

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  4. I love clementines. Progressive has the yummiest soup called Chicken Corn Chowder. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to look out for that one, sounds yummy!

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  5. I hope you're feeling better! I had a tazo tea on my list too, I just found their chocolate chai and it's delicious! :)

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    1. Thanks, I believe I am finally on the upward swing :)

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  6. That tea looks delicious - I'll have to give it a try!

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    1. It's definitely my favorite and I like quite a few different kinds of tea!

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  7. I hope you are feeling better! The tea sounds wonderful! Jenny @ Run Jenny Run

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    1. Thank you, I think I'm finally rebounding :)

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