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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.
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    Glad that you are feeling better. Sounds like you were able to rest though and allow your body to heal. You are making amazing progress. Keep it up!
    1893 days ago
    Glad you're feeling better, but sorry you were sick on your trip. It sounds like you handled it really well! emoticon
    1901 days ago
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