Wednesday, May 16, 2007

So now I know what taking care of a little baby is like...

Ok so not really. My cold is pretty much gone except for one major part. By about 9pm I start getting this uncontrollable cough where every 15 minutes I'm hacking away.

This goes on AAAaaaalllll night. I get a couple hours here and there where the cough stays at bay, but other wise I wake up, hack away for half an hour then dose off again. This has been going on since Friday. So I'm seriously fried. Any downtime I have, I try to nap, but I haven't had a lot of that either. ugh. So I'm hitting the Wed night worlds tonight but might end up riding with the slower bunch. We'll see how long I can hang with the fast guys. I just want to be healthy again so i can ride hard and not be such a wuss at the races. grrrrrr....

8 comments:

fredcube said...

Secret of the pros, munson: Get some Vick's vapor rub and smear it on your upper lip. Then go to sleep.

munsoned said...

Actually I've tried going to sleep sucking on a Halls extra stregth lozenge and I still woke up many a time. The cough is weird because it's more like a tickle in the throat or tensing up that causes the cough. I'm not coughing to get rid of phlegm, I'm just hacking away out of reaction.

Maybe I'll try the vapor rub. Hell I've ran out of remedies so I'll try anything now to get a full nights sleep.

bryan said...

Are you sure it's just a cold, and not something more serious ... like ebola? Hanta?

Here's a remedy. Drink heavily.

munsoned said...

I thought about the drinking aspect. That would surely put me out. Just one margarita and I'd be in slumberland. Just ask Fred's daughter (nothing bad, just a funny situation during a post-race celebration meal).

fredcube said...

Look, I can't feel my face. Hey guys, I can't feel my face. Yeah, Jolene still laughs about that one. Thanks though, Mike. She's still afraid to drink because of it.

bryan said...

I'm good for two beers before I start speaking in tongues. Nothing like very low body fat and next to no tolerance for alcohol. It's cheaper that way, at least.

Peter said...

(If I was allowed to drink, of course) I'd hafta drink about 6 beers before I was semi-drunk. And IF I was allowed to drink, it would take about 4 BIG cadillac margaritas before I was speaking in tongues. I bet (I would) be able to drink a lot because I'm native American. I hear they can drink like fish without feeling any effects. That or their kidneys and liver shut down off the wiff of a whiskey bottle.

Fredcube, tell us more about Mike's numb face story. Please.

"Walter, there's gotta be a reason why your undies are in a bag..."

Shim said...

I think the post above is why the drinking age is still 21, In Peter's case maybe we should petition to get it bumped up to 31. There are just some guys who can't handle their mud. As for Munson, I've seen you drink, you should be banned for life, there is no place in the drinking community for a guy who naps on the tables at the Underwood. Maybe meth is more your speed.