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Dealing With the Unexpected

Posted by Active Belle Mar 26, 2008

I am getting frustrated that things seem to keep getting in the way of the weekend workouts. It makes me nervous as those are pretty important steps in my training and with Wildflower only a month away.

 

The latest? I broke out in Hives last Thursday night and I am pretty sure I got them from using seventh generation's powder laundry detergent.

 

I got it the worst on my chest and stomach so there was no way that I was going to put on a sports bra. And aside from the fact I wanted to scratch my skin off, I was advised to stay out of the sun while taking the medicine the doctors prescribed, so I was house bound the entire weekend--missing yet another major weekend of workouts. 

 

I did however learn a few things:

 

Benedryl works better as an antihistamine when taken orally--forget the gels

 

Xyzal is an even better antihistamine

 

Oatmeal baths make you feel like you are bathing in vomit (and don't actually work that well--stick with a cold compress)

 

Cortozone shots are good

 

The Bourne Ultimatum wasn't all that different from the other two films

 

Seventh Generation powder laundry detergent is no good

 

I might have to walk the hills at Wildflower

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Active Belle

Active Belle

Member since: Nov 19, 2007

Belle is a little active but she wants to get more active. Follow her through videos and blogs as she works with help from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt to prepare for the wildflower triathlon next May.

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