I’ve been sick for over a week now, and I still have a persistent deep cough. Frustration!

I was doing well and chugging orange juice like I was a sponsor for Tropicana, so most of my symptoms have gone away.

(And in case you’re wondering, Googling “is it safe to exercise with a cough?” over and over does not change the search results. I tried.)

I have asthma, and regular exercise has been a great way to strengthen my lungs. But once I’m stuck with a cold, I feel like it’s forever before I can work out again. I jogged to the dining hall and it felt like an awfully far distance. I told myself to stop being so stubborn and to listen to my body (ignoring my body has brought me trouble many times before).

Even though I can’t be exercising right now, I’m still trying to be mindful and healthy. I cram my meals with whole grains and orange juice. I’ve been researching new treadmill workouts to try (love this one from FITNESS!)

On the bright side, I have plenty of time to enjoy all the goodies from the 2012 Student Communications Career Conference! It was a wonderful experience thanks to the New York Women in Communications Foundation.


Do you have any get-quicker-faster tips?

I try to sleep so much that my roommate tells me I resemble Rip Van Winkle.

Class registration just ended! What’s the coolest class you’ve ever had?

I’m super excited for my Evolution of Women’s Magazines class next semester!

Back Into the Swing of Things

My concussion over the summer certainly put my fitness goal out of whack. I waited a long time to start running again. I felt rather unlike myself.

Now that I’m back in the swing of things, I love it. I’m running again (slowly), biking, and enjoying the elliptical. I’ve missed writing, too, and it’s nice to be back.

I’ve been trying to read more lately, so the other day I read Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Hoole. It’s a Kerouac-inspired road trip about two girls trying to find proof of God’s love…and their list of where to look includes church, old people, drugs and sex. It’s an intriguing, thought-provoking read.

Kindle + gym = mind + body workout! It’s all about balance for me this month.

Do you read when you go to the gym?

I would always try to balance magazines on the ledge of machines, but they end up falling (I keep trying, though!). The Kindle is a nice addition.