It’s a miracle.
Yesterday when I sat up in bed, I lost my lunch. Well, I guess that would be the previous night’s dinner. But nonetheless, you get the picture. I felt bad lying down, but it got much worse when I was not prone.
I had the flu, and in moments like this I think my stark refusal to have a flu shot may not be a well founded as I think it is. But this was much much worse.
You see, I signed up for 3 race that are pending imminently – the 8k Spring Run Off, the 10K Vancouver Sun Run and the 10K Eastside run. (well, that’s not until September). Anyways, I then decided to start at the beginning of a training regimen because I have been lazy and focused on other things. So, I downloaded a free app – because why pay – and started a 10K training plan. Saturday was Week 1, Run 2. Sunday was Week 1, Run 3. At this point, you are running a little and walking a lot. So much walking that I thought doing some extra ab work and some squats were warranted. Sunday I was a bit stiff, but hey, not too bad.
But then the dreaded day 2 hit. You know – when you can’t move 2 days after working out. And this was in conjunction with the flu - an aching body flu. I managed to stand up and shuffle off to the bathroom with a mind to get into the bathtub to soothe my combined flu aches and day 2 stiffness. As I managed to get the water running, I stood in the tub and realized that I could not sit down.
I could not sit down in the tub. What am I going to do?
I managed to awkwardly get myself on to one knee by hanging weakly on the edge of the tub, and trusting that I couldn’t hurt myself more than I already did. At that point, when I put one knee on the bottom of the tub, I found that my feet hadn’t appropriately warned my knees about the temperature of the water. But there was no going back.
I hoped for the best and threw myself into the tub with the hope the water would break my fall – and it did. It broke it. And splashed the whole bathroom.
And here I am unable to even pick up a towel. I thought these baths were supposed to be relaxing! Now I don’t even know how I am going to get out of this tub. I’ll just laid there a long while.
Fortunately, the hot water soothed my muscles enough that I could bend, and I dragged myself to bed with 3 Advil and went to sleep.
And my day was a repeat of that (just sometimes it was Nyquil instead of Advil).
January 14th, 2014 Extra-Ordinary: Today, it’s like I wasn’t even sick. And I can walk again. Maybe it is really Monday today and it was just a bad dream.