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The flu?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On the Friday before last, I woke up in the middle of the night and my throat was hurting very badly. I felt terrible, but I got some water and tried to go back to sleep. All that day I had no energy and felt awful. I even fell asleep during the day when the kids were in school, and I never do that. I am just not the type of person to nap, unless I feel really bad. The next day I was signed up to do a 5k. Needless to say, I wasn't able to run it, and that bummed me out. I was so excited to go and pick up my shirt and everything.

I ran a fever off and on for a day and my body hurt. I was sneezing and my head hurt SO bad, for days. Then a few days later I got a cough and the chest congestion was awful. I started to feel better the end of last week as far as the cough and sneezing, but I felt very fatigued. Any time I'd get up to do something for a while, like cook and wash dishes, I'd start to feel exhausted. So, I don't know for sure that I had the flu, but it seems like it. It figures that I didn't get sick with a cold for nearly a year and then I got really sick. I had some sort of cold or allergy issue and didn't feel well the couple weeks before this flu and I had gained 2 pounds around that time from just not working out and logging my food and eating whatever was easy.

Right now I am 176, so only up a pound from where I was a few weeks ago. Considering I went over a week and didn't work out, I am happy with that. I did eat pretty well though because I wanted to get better. For some reason all I wanted to eat was oatmeal, english muffins, fruit and yogurt. I felt so awful that I mostly just sat on the couch and watched tv or read. I didn't feel up to doing anything for too long because my head just hurt constantly from the congestion.

Yesterday I worked out and decided to do a Jillian yoga dvd. It's challenging, but I didn't think it would make me start coughing, which I am still doing a little bit. I really want to run, but I am worried it'll irritate my lungs since I still have a bit of a cough, so today I did a kettlebell workout. It felt good to workout again, even though afterward I just felt so tired.

I'm really hoping to run soon and as much as I can the next few weeks. I am signed up for a 10k in a few weeks and want to do well. I haven't run as much lately just because of doing Body Revolution. I completed one month and did all the workouts, and I am not sure when I will start month 2. My husband and I are going to Las Vegas at the end of next week, so that is going to throw things off. I am thinking I might just wait and start Body Revolution until after I run the 10k. I need to get in some long runs and trying to do that and the BR all at once is just too much.

Anyway, sorry I haven't been around much. I was having a hard time just keeping up with the kids and laundry and all that. I hope you're all doing well. :)
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