Down With The Sickness

Get up, come on get down with the sickness

Get up, come on get down with the sickness

Get up, come on get down with the sickness

Open up your hate, and let it flow into me

Get up, come on get down with the sickness

The best of intentions do not survive an upper respiratory infection. I crashed on Tuesday, went to the doctor on Wednesday, and am just now beginning to feel human again. And able to breathe freely, which is a wonderful thing.

So, yeah. Winter.

Clearly, no exercise happened this week. As for next week? Well, we’ll see how I’m feeling come Monday. I want to get back to it, but I also don’t want to overdo things and relapse.


Taking It Easy

Wow, that was an awful week. I made it in to work on Friday, started dragging again on Saturday, slept 12 or 13 hours on Sunday, and ended up taking Monday off because I was dragging hard Sunday evening.

Naturally enough, I was feeling fine by midday on Monday.

So, here’s where I’m at. I’m just recovering fro being awfully sick, so I’m not pushing myself. The 5K training is off the table until next Monday. Heck, I’m not even going to push myself to hit my 5.5 mile walking goal until then. I’ll walk on my usual daily schedule (sans hitting the treadmill each morning) and if I happen to hit that goal I’ll be fine with it. But it’s not mandatory.

Hitting my calorie goal is still mandatory, though.

Also, after talking to my wife, my exercise goals beyond walking are on hold until November 6. (Well, I say “talking”, but it was more like “arguing until I realized she had a really, really good point”…) See, I’m studying for the third(and final) level of my Certified Equity Professional certification, and that is a lot of work. Exercise and weight loss needs to be a secondary goal for the next eight weeks. So I’ll still be walking for stress relief, and doing some stretches, and watching what I eat. But the rest of my energy goes to studying.

Man. I can’t wait for this to be over.

Better. A Little, Anyway

After spending most of Monday morning unable to breathe and most of Tuesday asleep, I’m… better. Not a lot, mind you. But better. Better enough that I dragged myself into work at least, but just bad enough that I wish I felt better. Or that I felt worse enough to justify taking more time off.

Anyway, I’m more or less back among the living. Exercise and walking – let alone the 5K training I started last week – are off the table for the rest of the week, though. I can breathe, and I can function, and not much more.

But, hey. Not having an appetite makes it easier to hit my calorie goals! As bright sides go, that’s pretty dim. But I’ll take it right now. Anything to feel better, right?

Well. Doesn’t This Just Suck?

I did really well last week. Hit and exceeded all of my walking goals. Mostly hit my calorie budget. That sort of thing. The sort of thing that makes you excited about the new week, especially since you lost 5 pounds.

So, naturally, I’m sick today. Congestion, aches, drainage, and a possible fever. Isn’t that just ducky?

Time for OJ and sleep. Exercise can wait.

Street cleaning

It seems I never actually fully recovered from my bronchitis, which goes a long way towards explaining why I felt so under the weather the past several days. I was under the weather. So I got myself to my regular doctor yesterday, and he hooked me up. Hopefully, I’ll cick it this time.

Actually, if I don’t, then I’ve got chest x-rays in my future. He doesn’t think it’s pneumonia from the way I sound when I breathe, but if it doesn’t clear up then he wants to make sure.

Of course, I asked what the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia was. Here’s how he explained it. Imagine your lungs are like a subdivision with one major road on and lots of culdesacs.  Bronchitis is like a heavy snowfall that blocks the main road, makes driving difficult, and has to be plowed. Pneumonia is when all that snow melts and floods the culdesacs.  So, yeah. I’ll take the bronchitis.