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FEELS GOOD MAN *wheeze*

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

So, I've been sick since Thanksgiving; I work retail, I am on the front lines of Creeping Crud. All I have to do is hear a small child give one wet, hacking, barking cough and I'm done. When it comes to lung-based illnesses I am a supermagnet. I caught cold, which morphed into bronchitis, which I didn't have treated for almost a month because I had other things to do like plan a funeral... Thanks, dad. *cough* Anyway, I got antibiotics (which technically are useless but hey, at least I wasn't allergic!) and a shiny new inhaler... and I got better! Unfortunately, that was when Jonathan succumbed. He knocked back the Dayquil and sweated it back out... and guess who has it again? *sigh* So I'm back to sneezing, wheezing, and coughing up interesting specimens of phlegm...

But I threw all that to the wind and went downstairs to play on my equipment! I had to wait until i got some more snap clips in as the Bowflex did not have any among its various bits and bobs, but now I have them and... other than the sliding seat needing some oil things are AWESOME. Rowed, did some leg presses, and got to try out the elliptical today... and boy, am I out of shape. *lol* But... BUT... my lungs feel great! I was really trying to maintain an even, steady breathing rhythm with my movements, and somewhere in there I opened up my lungs and I haven't coughed a bit... sneezed, yes, but... my lungs feel like they did before I got sick. I know it's temporary, and tomorrow I'll be feeling like hell again, but I'll definitely be looking forward to getting back on the machines and stretching my lungs out again. :)

And, since I was listening to some great music, I decided to screw about with my weighted hula hoop and I actually managed to keep it going for about half a minute, which is a shocker as I really have no hips with which to keep it up. *LOL*

By the way, I suck at planks. *grin* Someday I won't, but today I do.

Now, if SP didn't have that copyright rule under the blog entry thingie forbidding me from posting anything that's not mine, I'd SO embed a clip of that Halls commercial with the big dudes in the sauna yelling, "BREATHE! BREATHE, MY PASTY FRIEND, HAHAHA!" So, do me a solid and use your imagination and pretend I put it here, okay?
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  • SPARKNB
    I used to be a teacher in a big open classroom (team taught 100 kids; I was one of the STEM teachers) and the second week of school (in AUG!) I would get whatever the kids brought back from their summers off. Sucks. Congrats on the bowflex! emoticon Not great at plank yet either. emoticon
    165 days ago
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