Strep Attack

You guys. Sickness has hit this household HARD.

I’m surprised I even have anything to write about at all for this weekend. While a majority of it was spent immobilized on the couch, but I did manage to get out for a little bit. Apologies in advance if none of this makes sense.

This was my weekend:


It’s instinctual for me to smile for photos even though I felt horrible. As you will also see in pictures, I wore the same outfit the entire weekend (ok, since Thursday).

Let’s rewind to Thursday. I had been coughing during the day, so Neil forced me to go to urgent care after my last training appointment. Although my strep test came back negative, she said my throat definitely looked “streppy” and that we had better treat it anyway since I had already been living with a diseased husband for several days.

For some reason I decided to sit in the only double wide chair in the entire place.


I headed home with antibiotics and actually had to cancel my morning training sessions and have someone cover my classes on Friday in an attempt to rest.

Also, finished the second season of Kimmy Schmidt the day it came out. #winning

Saturday I was scheduled to teach, and everything felt fine except for my throat, so I figured I’d go in. We were also having special vitamin shots that day, so why not get a big needle in my butt to pump me up and bring me back to health?

Sweat IVMe

I made it through one class and realized about 10 min in that even though I had a microphone, I still had to be loud and energetic into said microphone, which tore up my throat. Luckily, one of our interns helped me through my second class.

I also decided this was a good idea. P.S. If you stay here too long it’s a little difficult to get out.

Sweat Yoga

Once I finished, I wanted to spend some time outside since it was BEAUTIFUL this weekend in Chicago. I walked up to Real Good Juice Co. since I found out that you can make any of their smoothies into a bowl.

Real Good Juice Co

I ended up taking the train home because the weather seemed to have the opposite effect on my sickness and suddenly I wanted nothing to do with sunlight.

Neil is actually out of town, so I was left to fend my disease on my own. I decided to do so by watching more of The Walking Dead. Alright guys, you were right. It DOES finally get better…in season FIVE. If you have the patience to make it through the four other seasons, more power to you.

Season 5 was the first time that I started caring about the people, mostly because they took some time to go into backstories. The story lines and the way it was shot improved a lot and it reminded me of why I loved Lost so much. Ok, enough about that.

I woke up Sunday morning feeling a little better, so I cleaned up a bit and went through all the medications we have that are expired since we don’t get sick very often. Does this happen to anyone else? We get sick, stock up, then by the time we get sick again all the medicine is expired!


Sunday’s symptoms consisted of sneezing, coughing, and an incessantly runny nose. I had made brunch plans with Susie, so I peeled myself off the couch and headed out.

Spring is here!

Spring Chicago

We met up at Kanela Breakfast Club where she got a very sensible egg white omelet and I got this monstrosity. I also really wanted some cream cheese frosting, so I ended up getting some on the side. The sad thing is that I ate the whole thing and didn’t feel full or hungry. I have no idea what’s going on with my body right now.

Kanela Breakfast Club Streeterville

It was great to catch up with her since she will be moving soon (!!) a little further away. Plus, we hadn’t seen each other in almost two months!

I took random pictures on the walk back to show you I did leave the house.



I thought that my epic waffle would make me fall asleep since that’s what usually happens when I ingest large amounts of carbs and sugar, but I wasn’t able to sleep. Instead, I finished all of season 5 of Walking Dead.

By then it was 8 pm, so I drank some Theraflu, read a book, and passed out. I’m hoping this weekend was the worst of it since I have to get back in the swing of things!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


  • What did you do this weekend?
  • When was the last time you were sick?
  • What’s the best thing you ate?


  1. April 18, 2016 / 6:00 am

    So glad that I got to see you. And I’m not moving far! plus, you are a great excuse to come back down and visit favorite places 😀 I hope you feel better!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      I know! New food adventures!

    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      It’s finally getting better today!

  2. Ashley
    April 18, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Hope that you’re feeling better soon!!

    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thank you!

  3. April 18, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Strep is the worst! I used to get it once a year as a kid and it sucked!
    I find when I’m sick my body never knows if it’s full or hungry, so I kind of eat and kind of don’t and it’s all sorts of weirdness.
    I hope you’re feeling better!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      I know. I’m not used to it at all!

  4. April 18, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I can’t tell if I’m full/hungry when I’m sick either. I’m glad TWD finally got better for you. This last season really toyed with my emotions. Sending lots of healthy vibes your way!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      Yeah, now I have to find a way to watch season 6!

  5. Brooke
    April 18, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    That waffle looks amazing. Where did you get it and what was the name of it? Would love to try to recreate at home!

    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      It was a Nutella s’mores waffle at kanela breakfast club

  6. April 18, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    hahahah, i dont know why i find that double-wide chair so funny… maybe it’s cause you took a picture of it. Hope you’re feeling a lot better now! The last time i was sick was a few weeks ago – definitely caught a cold on the plane. No fun!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      I know! Haha yeah I sat down and was like uhh what is this giant chair?

    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      Those sound great even though I wouldn’t be able to taste them right now haha

  7. April 18, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Ugh, appetite/lack thereof when you’re sick is the worst. You just eat things and never know if they satisfied you or tasted good or anything. Very blah. I hope you’re feeling better today!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      I know! The only thing I had a craving for was plain tortillas. What is that about?

    • erinsinsidejob
      April 19, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks Caitlin! I think I’m finally on the mend!

  8. April 19, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Woah, girl you were brave to go into class! 🙂 I hope you feel better soon. Strep isn’t fun, but God heals our bodies. <3
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    • erinsinsidejob
      April 21, 2016 / 8:03 am

      Yeah, it’s just taking a long time with this one! 🙂

  9. April 19, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    So you’re not feeling the best! Get well soon <3

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee
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    • erinsinsidejob
      April 21, 2016 / 8:03 am

      Thanks edye!

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