My horoscope this morning was ‘let your hair down & do something unpredictable’ I certainly have done that this week.
I rarely get sick so when I woke on Tuesday morning with a sore throat I didn’t think anything of it. I had an RDO that day anyway so I was looking forward to a day of training, cleaning the house & resting.
I started to feel that something more sinister was happening when in my pool training session I started to struggle to breathe. My lung capacity was nothing compared to normal & even my coach asked what I was doing in the pool.
My afternoon wind trainer session was painful, but when you’re doing 1 minute maximum strength intervals with 1 minute spinning breaks of course it’s going to hurt. I didn’t think much of it.
I struggled to keep up with Worm when I picked her up from daycare but when your child is as active as mine this is a regular situation & when I popped her to bed at 7.30 I was relieved to be able to relax on the couch again.
Come Wednesday I fronted up at work with no voice & feeling like I’d been hit by a bus, I left at lunch time & leaving Worm in care came home to rest.
Thursday morning I struggled from the get go. It was all my energy to get Worm to care & struggle home. I didn’t leave the lounge from 8am-4pm. The Farmer got home from a week away Thursday night & I was so relieved to allow him to take care of the bedtime & bathtub routine stepping in only when it was time for Worms night time feed.
Friday morning I woke with my temperature still high, my throat was better but my head was still full of snot. I listened to my body and set out for another day of rest.
You know what ‘they’ say. Be careful you wish for – when I wrote the post ‘I Want Time Off‘ I never imagined less than a week later I would be sick on the couch with the flu.
Although I have missed 3 training sessions & have now decided to down grade this Sundays race from 10km to 5km run I am ok with that. I’ve learnt that sometimes it’s ok to stop & allow your body time to recover. This is an important lesson.