Losing weight is so much work. Yet I continue.

I just woke up at 6:30am…to go running.

Weight loss is going great. I like this diet/fitness plan.

I suck at getting up in the morning. I suck even more at getting up in the morning to go running. But that is what I’ve been told to do by my buddy, who is a personal trainer and made a summer fitness plan for me.

Today is the first day of my fitness plan. And I am up. And groggy, and in a bad mood.

Bah humbug.

I finally went to the doctor today for my symptoms which include nasal congestion, ear congestion (including not being able to hear very well) and a persistent cough. I told the doctor that I had the flu or a bad cold about a month ago. After taking a look at things, he said that he suspected that I got another cold about a week and a half or two weeks ago. Wonderful luck, just wonderful.

Anyway, he prescribed the following medicines to me: cough syrup, which may make me drowsy, a decongestant pill, which may also make me drowsy, and an inhaler (to clear out my lungs). I am actually really looking forward to starting these medicines. I am tired of always having to blow my nose, I am tired of the coughing, and I am tired of not being able to hear very well with this damn ear congestion. I think I’ll wait until I get home to take this stuff though, what with all the drowsiness.

All in all, with health insurance (Kaiser Permanente), the visit cost me $25 for the doctor visit, $30 for the medicines and $10 for the chest X-ray.

Oh the good news is, though, that the doctor said my achilles tendon is just fine, even though it is a bit sore. He said I could run on it, but I should wait until my other symptoms clear up to go running. So about another two weeks for that.