Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sick and afflicted

So, last week I picked up a little cold and I was confident that I could just push through and work through it.  I have been mostly successful, but today took me clean out.  I got up for spin, had a wonderful time, went to ethics class - and then I was pretty much done for the day.  Being the ridiculous grad student that I am, I went and found a bathroom that had a couch in one corner (pretty sure they are meant for nursing mothers) and I went to sleep for two hours. I woke up, took a test, went to swim, had a less than impressive workout, and then went home to sleep for two more hours. Half a container of orange juice and one very lazy evening later, I am wondering if I will even be able to sleep tonight. :|

Blergh. I guess that is really all I have to say.

BTW, one of my lanemates in swim today asked if I was ok. When I told him that I was sick he said, "You know, I was thinking about it, you have had a really rough semester. There has been something constantly going on for...for a long time now!"  He was right! Surgery to remove skin cancer, a sprained ankle, and now this crazy cold. I think it has been at least a month straight that something has been trying to get me down.  Luckily, I don't feel at all behind on my training.  I am so glad that I started when I did so I would have some leeway. Heaven knows that life tends to get in the way sometimes! But then it all works out in the end. 5 weeks to Disney!

Do you still workout when you are sick?  It depends for me. I thought it was a good idea this time, but now I am not so sure. I think I will just take it a little bit easier.

Thankful thought for the day:

November is almost over and that means that I am almost done with my second to last semester of grad school! I can't believe I am almost done with this. I honestly never thought I would do it, and once I started, I never thought I would survive! And here I am! Hooray for me!

1 comment:

  1. I have always been told that if you feel sick from the neck up then you can still work out, but I have always erred (sp?) on the side of too much rest. I hate being sick and taking medicine, so I always think... if I just sleep and recharge the battery then I will feel better much quicker. Works for me!
    Feel better soon!