It’s winter. People are more likely to get sick now. Add on to that that I work at a Children’s Hospital. Yup, the germs are having a party all around me. People kept talking about how there was something really nasty going around and I smugly though to myself last Friday, “Yeah, well I take good care of myself…and so I am feeling FABULOUS”. Fast forward to today where I am on day two of dying on my couch.
This is probably the 4th sick day I have ever taken so I got a few of these types of texts from co-workers yesterday as news spread that Jane was home…SICK.
Abby thinks she has won the jackpot and that her prize is that she gets to spend her days sprawled on me.
But, I had a good weekend before I got sick so let me rewind to happier times. No field hockey again on Saturday so that morning my dad and I headed up to the cottage to shovel off the roof since another almost 2 feet of snow had fallen since we were last up.
Because there had been no thaws/freezing rain since we were last up, we were shoveling pure powder off the roof which is really weird for here…and a bit more work because we can’t really do the “cake cutting” as well – the pieces break apart before you make it to the edge of the roof.
Saturday night one of my neighbours was having a party…
Had a REALLY good night…probably too good a night. Didn’t go to sleep until 2:30 aaaaaaand with way too much wine in me. So when I woke up Sunday morning feeling like crap, I just attributed it to over partying and still ran 10 miles. THAT was my biggest mistake. I was hacking up a lung during my run and by the time I went to bed Sunday night, I knew I was in trouble.
Oh well, getting sick happens. Frustrating because my running is going so well and so I can’t help but freak out a bit…buuuuuut, a) there is no way I could run right now (I can barely climb the stairs in my house) and b) my body needs to rest right now. I’ll be healthy again and will get back to where I was.
Getting rid of my blowtorch lungs is my main focus right now…that and watching lots of trash daytime TV in between frequent naps! LOL