Monday, January 23, 2012
So, I did pretty well for a couple of weeks, rowing every day, mixing up my distances, getting in morning rows befoer work, and then boom - it all falls apart. Started with the very deep blister (can you say raw meat) in the crease of a finger. Just as that healed up, I picked up an intestinal bug that left me shivering under a blanket on the bathroom floor (didn't want to get too far from the jon, if you know what I mean). Several days of hight temps, and a week of rumbling guts and I won't even get in to the prodigious ammounts of gas . . . Missed 3 days of work.
Anyway, kept in contact with my Dr. (he didn't want me to come to his office - I wonder why? - NOT), who said this just had to "run it's course" and to keep hydrated. Keeping hydrated can be difficult when everything you choke down comes flying back out one end of you body or the other.
But it's Monday. Though I feel weak and still a bit achey, I feel SOOOOO much better. And Saturday, my NewGrip rowing gloves showed up in the mail. Well, they're not really gloves, more like pads strapped to your hands by the wrist. I intend to try them out tonight.
So I've lost over a week, and feel like I've failed my rowing team. All I can do is get back at it and try to finish out the challenge strong. There's still 8 more days.
Thanks for droppin' in, and don't worry, The Doc says it's not catchy anymore . . . .
PS; These next few days are CRITICAL for me. Getting back into it after any time off has always been my downfall.