I don’t have a lot of allergies, but for about three weeks in April, when the hickory trees are in bloom, I feel like hell on a regular basis and it sucks. I don’t normally take much medicine, but I’ve been taking a Claritin every single day. And it’s not working. The only thing that works is rain.
Fortunately, it rained periodically throughout the day and the pollen count has dropped significantly. I still decided to keep my run inside tonight. For one, it still looked stormy out, but mostly because I wanted to have a decent run and prove to myself that this weekend’s 5K would be fine. That would not happen if I was sneezing the entire time.
I did 3 miles on the treadmill in about 30:30 which included a warm-up of walking for three minutes. I mostly ran at a ten minute mile, but threw in a few faster intervals at 9:13 here and there. It wasn’t the easiest run, but I felt confident that while I probably not PR in this race, I can still run it in a decent enough time so that made me feel good.
After getting home, I threw together an easy dinner of Crispy Blackened Tofu and Brussels Sprouts. Simple, but easy. It was either this or frozen pizza and after eating a big bowl of Menchie’s last night, I thought this was the healthier option.
I don’t feel well again. It’s like the rain washed away the pollen…into my head. I feel incredibly stuffed up, but in my sinuses not in my nose. I’ll be happy when all these trees have fully bloomed. April has gone by incredibly fast, but I want May to get here so I can feel better.