Saturday, September 27, 2008

There should be rules against this

I would like to propose an amendment to the rules of the universe as we currently know them. That amendment would hereby proclaim the following:
  • a human should not be able to get sick immediately preceding a major trip
  • a human should not be able to get sick immediately following a commitment to a new and highly motivated workout plan
  • a human should not be allowed to get sick when it is nice outside (the months of May through October here in Wisconsin)
because any of the above options are just mean. But all three at the same time. Torture, really.

I'm about to leave for what amounts to three weeks of travel....two separate trips....both involving involving a passport. So to say I have a million things to do right now is an understatement. The desire to do nothing but nap and nose-blow is not helping me accomplish anything.

I also just committed to two workouts/week outside the realm of my workout comfort zone (speed and strength)....I'm working on a long term plan for next year's success...I've got races lined up for my return from these trips that I need to be ready for. I'm highly motivated right now. I don't need germs to come along and suck all the energy out of my little plan. Its not fair.

And did I mention it's been absolutely b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l these past few days. And living here on the tundra I know that these may be the last beautiful days until June of 2009 so I want to savor and enjoy them. I want to ride my bike. I want to run outside while I don't have to worry about falling on the ice or what the windchill is. I do not want to be moping around my house with a Kleenex box.

So frustrating. At first I was in denial. I thought it was just allergies. But now I've accepted my fate and am trying to nurse myself back to health. I'm hoping to be good to go for my first strength class tomorrow. Crossing my fingers anyway.


Laura said...

i know you don't feel well, but how dare you utter words like 'tundra' and 'wind chill'... I told you we are NOT allowed to speak of such things until they are actually upon us. Those were reminders I did not need. haha Hope you feel better soon and see you tonight. If it's any consolation I'm not carrying around the kleenex box yet, but I might be headed that way. Must be from reading your emails.. :(

twiceknit said...

Feel better!