You know that moment when you sit down to write and you put your fingers on the keyboard and then ….. nothing happens? Yeah. That’s how I just spent my last 5 minutes. Okay, fine. 10 minutes with a little break to get up and refill my water bottle and try to remember what the heck I thought I was going to write about in the first place.

I blame the medicine.

TOL#12 - I Blame the Cold Meds

Yes, I’m presently sick. I’m battling the plague some random sinus thing and my ears feel all full and my eyes are all heavy and my throat hurts and I’m mostly miserable. I tried to do the whole homeopathic route with tea and honey and Emergen-C (my favorite!!) and rest but, it just wasn’t working. I had to turn to over-the-counter meds. Not my favorite. Me and “medicine head” don’t quite get along. Meds make me all scatterbrained and all over the place. Ugh. Thankfully, I don’t get sick often (knock on wood!); however, when I do, I tend to do a pretty decent job. No half-assery over here. Oh no. Can’t have that. So, I actually have my fingers crossed that this is the worst of it. Because, I SO can’t be sick right now.

SURGERY IS FINALLY OFFICIALLY SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 14TH!! Happy Valentine’s Day to me! haha. When the nurse calls to go over pre-op procedures with me, I’m going to ask if they’ll have chocolate for me in the recovery room. I don’t think it’s too much to ask, right?

TOL#12 - I Blame the Cold Meds

Also, I finally got that whole “school business” worked out and I start on February 6th! I’m working towards a degree in Exercise Science and Human Performance through American Military University. WHOOP!!! I’m going to have to work hard to get ahead because there are going to be a few days where I’m going to be all loopy and on pain meds and I don’t want my assignments to reflect a wonky mental state. Haha. Luckily, I’m going to school online so I don’t have to worry about driving. 🙂 Because driving and pain meds don’t mix.


So, have you ever done the Myers-Briggs test? I’ve done it a few times – different places I’ve worked actually required it – and I’ve always had the same results. Which is good to know that I’m me all the time. Anyway, I wrote a long blog post about it back when I blogged as A Hungry Runner but … well, sorry, that’s all gone and I don’t even have a shell of the post to share but I promise it was interesting! Anyway, I’m an INTJ. Which means “Introverted, Intuition, Thinking, Judging” – (per the MBTI Web site) vision oriented; quietly innovative; insightful; conceptual; logical; seeks understanding; critical (oh yeah baby, that’s me. I’m SUPER far into the “J”); decisive; independent; determined; pursues competence, improvement. Yep. All the above. Anyway, my point – I came across this blog post “What It’s Like Being an INTJ Woman” and boy, oh boy, did that really resonate with me! I seriously learned some new things. I always wondered about some of my characteristics – like the whole “hating shopping” business. I just always chalked that up to hating crowds and preferring to hang out with my dad. Didn’t ever cross my mind that it’s a result of my personality trait combination. I mean, of course it is, but you know what I mean. I also always wondered why I never really felt like I fit it with other women. The majority of my friends have always been male. I mean, I’ve made female friends but I never had a BFF nor did the majority of those friendships last. I always blamed that on being military and moving all the time. Maybe it’s not that after all? Anyway, it was interesting. Gives me some insight into myself and maybe I won’t feel like a reject or a doofus so much of the time….. I’m NOT broken, after all. 🙂 So, if you’re an INTJ woman, you should definitely read that blog post. Do it. Learning new things, especially about yourself, is always a good thing.

Also, if you’ve never taken the Myers-Briggs Test, do it. The full one costs money so if you want to pay for that, you go right ahead. You get loads for your money including professional reports, etc, so…it’ll probably be worth it. However, if you don’t have that kind of dough to shell out right now, you can do this free test and get fairly accurate results. And, you might learn something about yourself. Not promoting either – just putting it out there if you’re interested.

Wow, this was a totally random post. Again, I blame the cold meds.


  • Do you know your personality type?
  • Does cold medicine affect you and give you “medicine head?”

As always, a huge thank you to Amanda for letting me Think Out Loud.


  1. Jas @allthatsjas | 29th Jan 17

    Interesting! Ineed to check that out. I see myself in every letter of INTJ, lol. Btw, you look too young to be a nana!

  2. Jas @allthatsjas | 29th Jan 17

    So interesting. I need to check that out. I always thought of myself as extrovert-introvert (self-psychoanalysis, lol) but I can see myself in every letter of INTJ. Btw, you look too young to be a nana! 🙂

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 30th Jan 17

      You definitely should! It’s actually pretty enlightening! And, I think we’re all guilty of a little self-psychoanalysis. haha It’s nice to have some science to back things up, though. And thank you so much! I know I don’t fit the “model” of a nana but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I was a little shocked at first though. It’s all good. Love and children are blessings! 🙂

  3. Christina Nifong | 26th Jan 17

    LOVE Myers Briggs. Yes, I had the same feelings of: Now I get myself after I took the test several years back. I’m an INFJ. But I hate shopping too. 🙂 Feel better soon!

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 26th Jan 17

      Of all the trainings and courses I’ve had to do for various jobs I’ve had, the most beneficial HAS to be the Myers Briggs. It was eye-opening to me and really explained why I respond and react the way I do in certain work and life situations. So helpful! I have many friends that are strong in the “F” – we balance each other well. 🙂 And thank you!

  4. Lisa @ Lisa 3D | 26th Jan 17

    I took the Myers Briggs test a long, long time ago so I don’t really remember my specific letters. I know it was one of the introverted possibilities though, which does not come as a shock since I’m one of the most introverted people I know. Agreed on the cold medicine – DayQuil especially makes me feel weird.

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 26th Jan 17

      Omigosh, Dayquil makes my brain so foggy!! I try to avoid that stuff at all costs! And being an introvert can be exhausting sometimes, can’t it?

  5. Darlene | 26th Jan 17

    I have taken the Myers Briggs test and believe it or not, I’m a INIJ.

    I read that post. Yes, I wear black and gray almost all the time but I do like fashion.

    Good luck with your surgery. I hope you get back to running. I had a meniscus tear a few years ago but I didn’t need surgery. It seemed to heal itself (I hope.)

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 26th Jan 17

      Yay, an INTJ compadre! That was the one thing that didn’t fit with me either. I also enjoy fashion. In fact, when I was out buying athleisure wear for my new job, I lamented that everything was black and gray! Ugh. I like color and fun!
      And thanks. Apparently, I completely tore my meniscus away from the root so that’s why I have to have surgery. Luckily, the doc can put me back together! And from what I understand, most tears actually do heal themselves. Trust me to go above and beyond with an injury. Haha

  6. Chocolaterunsjudy | 26th Jan 17

    Weird. That description sounds a lot like me, too, and I feel like we could be friends in RL. But I love shopping! So there ya go.

    I can’t do cold meds. They make me wired, not sleepy. I do a lot of tea. Soup. Some ibuprofen before bed if I’m having body aches and/or a sore throat.

    Otherwise, it’s lots of rest. Considering I don’t work, I can do it. Of course I always have other things I want to do, but I know when I get that sick rest is really what I need.

    So feel better soon!

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 26th Jan 17

      I think we would be friends in RL. I’ll just sit on the couches while you shop. Haha! And yeah, rest is definitely best. I know I should do it but sometimes, it’s the doing it that’s hard.

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