Yeah, I am BACK. Take that, nasty flu bug.
But before it got better, things actually got worse for a bit…by Friday night I was back to being in rough shape AND I was in tears because I was just is so much discomfort and saw no end in sight. People. It was ugly.
At one point I realized that I had barely eaten a thing that day and knew that had to be contributing to overall feeling of TOTAL CRAP…but I had no appetite…except for ONE THING.
Those golden arches. Soooooo good.
Actually, that’s not entirely true. McDonald’s is seriously skimping on the special sauce on the Big Mac and salt on the fries these days. But for someone fighting the plague, I wasn’t really complaining.
Slowly, over the weekend, I started to feel like a human again and by Sunday evening, I allowed my friend Greg to actually eat dinner with me – but I made sure he was fully aware of the risks involved with being in close contact with me. LOL.
Obviously, my mood was low last week and that’s when you need friends to cheer you up…especially those few friends who you can be completely silly with. I have a VERY good friend like that (sadly, he lives 8 hours from me). We hit a new high of silliness this past weekend when we played the “Be like an Emoji” game. How does one play that you ask?
Yup. Told you it was silly!
Monday was my first day back at work and let me tell you, it was AMAZING to be back there with all my peeps and things to do!! And, I was on such a high that I did some strength training when I got back home.
Single leg squats, dead lifts, clam shells, TRX rows, push-ups, planking
Can you tell that she missed me on my first day back – she did some clamshell glute exercises alongside me!!My coach was away in Cayman Islands last week on holiday so he didn’t know I had been sick until I emailed him this past weekend to fill him in on why I had no training log to send him. This was his response:
I’ve been pretty good at not freaking out about a week off from training but I knew that going into this week when I was starting to feel better that I would start to worry about getting back full into training and, really, I just missing running…I soooo needed him to tell me (remind me) that my number one priority is to get better. That I can afford this time off.
As for Abby, she was needing extra snuggles after my first day back at work…