Damn the Flu
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Yep. Damn it. I never get the flu. Like, really... never!!! But this year... when I'm on a roll with working out and feeling great - it decides to sucker punch me. It started Monday (when I THOUGHT I was hungover, not so much...) and I took off work Tuesday, left work early yesterday, and I am at work today but my body is playing tricks on me and making it miserable.
Of course, with the flu it is hard to keep anything down - if you have an appetite to eat at all. So, when I have had an appetite my food has been good ol' comfort food. No healthier versions here. Could have had soup or something healthier, but that's not what sounded good. Oh well. BUT... I am fearful that I am going to have a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I was doing great with my workouts, I was working hard and feeling great and moving forward. Now I feel like I just fell on my @$$ in the middle of a competition.
I AM glad, however, that I am sick now and will hopefully be good and healthy for our race on 3/3. Man, that is coming up so fast! But I have not done a lot of training. If I can do 6.5 miles I'm sure I can do 9.3, even if I have to walk 3 of those miles.
But this is not the point here. The point is - I need to do something to make sure I am ready to go full force again when I'm feeling better. I also need to know when to go back to it and when to continue resting. But how do I know?? How do I tell if it's exhaustion or if it's laziness when it's 4:30am? I already have a hard enough time getting to the gym that early even when I'm healthy. Do I just wait until Monday and go for it like I hadn't missed this week? I am without the hubby Friday night and Saturday morning... Do I take that as an opportunity to hit the gym both days? Will I be feeling better by then?
The fact that this is on my mind should be reassuring, but I am so scared that my groove will be gone. So, how do I know when I can go back to working out, and how do I make sure I get my groove back??