Ready for the list of maladies? Here it comes.
Sunday I started getting a sore throat, and then I didn’t get that much sleep Sunday night, so yesterday I woke up with it much worse. It hurt to swallow, and I just felt achy and tired.
I did some pretty intense weight lifting on Saturday while I was waiting on things in the oven. I didn’t stretch properly, and it was also the first time I had really done weights in a while, but on Sunday my arms were sore, and by Monday, I couldn’t straighten them! They’re easing up now, though it’s still hard to let my arms hang at my side. Note to self: stretch after lifting in the future!
Last night I was an absolute mess. Boyfriend and I wanted to get together both Monday and Tuesday nights, since I have a business trip planned for Wednesday through Friday and then a friend coming to stay till Sunday. However, last night he didn’t get out of work until 2:30! I had gone to bed around 10, leaving my phone on so he could wake me up with a call when he finished, but when he called…oy. My head was throbbing, my throat was burning, and my nose was stuffy. A good night’s sleep helped resolve the headache and the throat, but I’ve spent the day in bed (ah, the joys of working from home) building a mountain of tissues on the floor. I really should get up and move the garbage can over here…
Anyway, tonight is the Biggest Loser on TV, and I’m dying to go watch. But going to watch means going to the gym, and two hours on the elliptical? I don’t know. They say that as long as your symptoms are above the neck (which they are right now, minus the sore biceps) you’re fine to work out. Still, something (read: all your comments for the last few weeks) tells me that a little R&R might be necessary.
I originally thought my plan not to sign up for cable in my apartment was great. I can watch shows on the network websites using my computer and my S-Video cable if I really want to, but in order to watch things live, I’m forced to go work out. Good motivation, I thought. Now I’m sorely (pun intended) disappointed. Silly sickness.