February 1, 2013

It has been 8 years since I have had anything close to the flu.  I was in my 3rd year of college and was hit hard with a 48 hour bug.  It was the first time I had been seriously sick since I moved out of my parents house.  It was awful.  I remember calling my mother asking her if she would come take care of me, and she laughed at me saying get some 7up and crackers and sleep it off.  

This time around was a little bit different.  Having a husband comes in handy from time to time.  He took good care of me.  And it was a much less dramatic sickness, without all the puking, just feeling like I could for almost 3 days straight.  I’m doing a bit better today, less nausea but still sort of weak and tired. 

Needless to say, I’m out of routine right now.  I was just coming off an 8 day streak of gym trips, and I’m starting to wonder if I was pushing a bit too hard.  I’m going to ease back into workouts, perhaps with a low intensity treadmill walk tomorrow morning.  That is, of course, depending on how I feel in the morning.

I’m taking this as a sign that I need to slow it down a bit.  Since my current approach wasn’t  really producing steady results, I may need to change things up anyways.  Sometimes you just need to take a cue from your body and give it the rest it needs.