Sick! What to Do?

There’s no way to avoid the unavoidable topic of discussion: I have a bad cold and the swim is tomorrow.

I started sniffling some the day before yesterday, probably because of the swift weather changes around here (it was sunny and warm, then started raining hard) and yesterday was in bed at my rental all day sniffling and sneezing. Felt feverish and my nose was constantly dripping. This morning I woke up with the dreaded throat tickle (probably nasal drip from the night’s sleep), and now I don’t know what to do.

On one hand: it’s only 6 miles, it’ll be over in 4 hours at most, and I’ll be in my warm bed right away.

On the other hand: I’m no spring chicken and I could catch something serious if I fool around with this.



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