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This is what inconsistancy looks like . . . .

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 . . . .
Rick

PS; These next few days are CRITICAL for me. Getting back into it after any time off has always been my downfall.
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NOEILAND 1/24/2012 10:43PM

    That wasn't fun Rick! Nasty virus ... the good thing is ... it's over! Don't think about "downfall", just take it easy, one day at a time until you get the hang of it again... Good luck!

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CODEMAULER 1/24/2012 8:24AM

    You didn't let anyone down, Rick. That's what is great about the Concept2 challenges, that you can participate at any level and frequency.

Just think: if you hadn't been working out, that tummy bug might have kept you out of the boat (figuratively) a lot longer!

We've got a week left. I did an easy run today, to make sure that my back was OK. I'm looking forward to getting back 'in the boat' tomorrow.

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SLAPTHEFATCAT 1/23/2012 4:54PM

    What Trillium said. You can't do much when you're sick.

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TRILLIUM22 1/23/2012 12:13PM

    When your sick, your sick. Just take it easy and ease on back to your training. If you are worried about the Virtual Team Challenge team, it's no big deal. We all just do what is best for us and see how many meters we can row together. I just came by to check on you in case you had lost focus and needed to know someone was worried.

So take it easy when you get back to rowing today. Make it a good experience so you don't dread your next workout.

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KAYZAKCX 1/23/2012 11:48AM

    Doesn't sound like you let down your rowing team. It sounds like the Fickle Finger of Food Posioning put the whammy on you. I have trpuble getting back at it after a down fall, as well. Inertia sets in and it takes worm to overcome. When you do get back, though it'll feel like you've busted through a challenge and give you a sense of accomplishment. Get back as soon as you can and do your best.

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REDSHOES2011 1/23/2012 11:32AM

    When your sick your sick- the ticket to this journey is dedication over years not a week off.. Return when your feeling good again, perhaps look at your nutrition and tank up on vitamins and minerals. A immune system goes to ground if it isn't balanced enough..
Perhaps look at the date of things in the fridge and if eating out be worried about food kept warm over burners and stuff- food posioning can also sound like this round of icky you had..

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DENVERDAN 1/23/2012 11:26AM

    Rick,

Every path has it's puddles. We all fall into them now and then. What matters is getting up, brushing ourselves off and getting back on the path. You can do it!

Glad you're feeling better.

Dan

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DDOORN 1/23/2012 11:14AM

    Bouncing back muscles are some of the HARDEST to train! Gotcha there...GL and keep on SPARKIN' as best you can!

Don

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