I really thought I could make it another year without the flu or any problematic cold/sickness. I refuse to get the flu shot and believe that it is to my advantage to fight off whatever comes my way. Well…I’m a fightin’.
I had a fantastic weekend, of which I spent most of it in bed catching up on lost hours of sleep. It was blissful. I went into work on Tuesday feeling refreshed and energized. Literally hour by hour though these positive feelings were overtaken by a creeping headache, post nasal drip and a sore throat. What?! I just got caught up on sleep! I should be in optimal form right now!
A tell tale sign that I am not feeling well is blatant forgetfullness. I ran into Whole Foods after work to grab some produce only to come out to my locked car…with the keys inside. Thank god for AAA (thanks Mom, best gift ever!). I headed home and literally just continued to feel worse and worse.
Nick was here, which is really all I need when I am not feeling well. Just his presence makes things better. We set the couch up for supreme comfort, pillows all around, made some spicy ginger tea and took in a movie. We chose Drive, which was excellent. He then whipped up some homemade soup for me. A delicious blend of carrots, leeks, butternut squash and bison. That will keep me going for days.
I woke up today feeling so strange. Everything hurt. And I mean everything. My hair, my back, my skin, my fingernails. Ew. I don’t remember the last time I felt anything like this.
Resting all day is killing me. I keep having thoughts of my training and how laying down all day is not going to get me where I need to be. I have to remind myself that by resting I am strengthening my system, allowing it the time it needs to kick this thing in the butt. Hoping for an unbelievably fast recovery here…maybe tomorrow I will be absolutely fine :-). Heres to wishful thinking!