It feels sooooo good to be almost human again :-) I was feeling better yesterday, but I was wiped out from work by the end of the day. I had even gone to the mall at lunch with Barb. It took a lot out of me though.
While we were there we had to pick up lunch for her. I had brought a peanut butter and banana sandwich, but I now had my appetite back and I needed some calories to build my strength. Well that and I really REALLY wanted a milkshake for my throat. I missed my fudgsicles. I ate 3 of them on Thursday and I didn't do any talking. Yesterday I was answering the phone all morning and my throat was sore. Nothing could stand between me and a strawberry milkshake at that point. So I decided to get a grilled chicken sandwich too.
I ate my peanut butter sandwich a little later in the afternoon. I'm glad I did too, because I was sitting in some serious traffic. It took me 90 minutes to make it to dinner...which was only 20 miles away. I was late and missed them :-(
I did make it over to Target to visit with the kids for a little bit. I had a couple of things I needed to pick up, but I was having a hard time walking around. I was getting foggy. I grabbed my bananas and protein bars and it was time to go home.
I did not set my alarm for this morning. I would get to the gym at some point, but sleep was key. So when I woke up I got a shower and just kind of layed around. I was feeling better, but I really haven't eaten all week and I was very plainly weak. My body has not had the nutrition and fuel that it needs to move. What should I do? I don't want to overdue it and end up sick again.
I decided that I would go to the gym. If I only lasted 10 minutes I would leave. But, I could be okay. I would play it by ear.
So I rolled in and got a treadmill. I'm walking it today. I have not been to the gym in a week (oh the horror). Honestly, a slow walk was hard to adjust to early on. I did eventually up the speed, but the light walk was a strain on my body. My lungs were fine, but my body was tight.
I stayed on for a full hour. I was pretty impressed. I was not ready for a run or even my fast walk, but I was encouraged by this. I also washed my hands before and after. And I practically spray washed the machine when I was done.
My reward for this hard work? Two coins in the massage chair...ahhh. My back was so sore from the coughing this week. It was a nice feeling.
So I had to get home for some scheduled overtime. But, I also needed to eat. I ran to Wawa and got a turkey hoagie on whole wheat with Spinach, cucumber, and tomato. Yum. Good choice.
After overtime it was time to really reward myself. I mentioned that I crave burgers when I start to feel better. Well, I had made plans to meet a friend at Five Guys for a burger. I get the little cheeseburger (one patty) with A-1. And we split the fries (with vinegar). Good stuff.
Have a wonderful night Bleeps. I'll be sitting here watching the race and patiently waiting for Tony Stewart to call me...It's gonna happen one day. I know it!
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