Monday, February 04, 2013
I do not like speedbumps especially when they are unexpected. It is hard for me to slow down in the car. The same is true for me when I encounter an illness. I NEVER like being sick and it is very disappointing when it happens on vacation. Last week I was so excited to be going to Denver. My husband has a conference to attend but for me it was a retreat (translated I was free to do whatever) I had not planned that my retreat would be a time of resting. On the flight I noticed my throat getting sore, by evening it was very difficult to swallow. I awoke to having a headache along with congestion (my throat no longer was the main issue) We were in Denver for 6 days. I was able to work out daily by using the hotel's treadmill and bike. I was able to connect with friends, and I even had the chance to read a book. I slept in late, took afternoon naps, and went to bed early. In many ways this was an 'ideal' time to be sick since I had the freedom to rest. Since it was the mile high city, I drank constantly (thankfully since I was in the hotel, the bathroom was nearby) I am still not 100% and that is okay. Speedbumps are there for a reason, and being sick is also a fact of life. It is not an excuse to quit exercising or to over eat. I am still not pushing myself hard physically, however I am still making the choice to be active on a daily basis. I enjoyed walking Leo outside in the freshly fallen snow this morning. It is good to be home.