Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I have often wondered about how my resolve wanes in times of illness or stress or duress otherwise unclassified. A trainer and friend of mine once shared some wisdom about that with me that made a lot of sense. He described it as a glass of energy that started out full, but it is all we have for any particular time period. The more we have going on, the more that energy gets drained into various directions. As simple as this is, it made a lot of sense to me and had never occurred to me before.

I have been quite sick the last few days, sleeping more than I have been awake, dragging around like the undead, living off of ibuprofen, vitamin C and zinc. My symptoms have been fairly nonspecific, just fever and lots of aches and pains, and a migraine most of the time--with the occasional cough. As I started to think about it, I began to realize it was the same way I felt last year when I ended up in the hospital because I'd been ignoring a pneumonia for 10 days. Sooo, tonight at work we snapped a couple of quick x-rays, and sure enough, there was one sitting in there. That's the bad news. Good news? Antibiotics should make it go away fairly quickly, and I got those started tonight.Needless to say, I haven't had a lot of surplus energy to put in my workouts. I did do the whole body workout yesterday, but I didn't do any cardio after like I've been doing. I did the lower body workout today, but I did decrease the weights some to get through it. Again, no cardio. Tomorrow is supposed to be EEW. In the beginning, they told us EEW could be any of a number of things, including rest days if that's what our bodies need, so tomorrow will be a rest day for me. Hopefully, I'll be feeling well enough to hit some kind of workout on Thursday.I had a splurge meal on Sunday, but otherwise I've kept compliant despite a seriously jacked-up appetite. I'm having to make myself eat because nothing sounds good at all.Ahh, the bumps in the road!

OH! I ALMOST FORGOT! Biggest week ever last week--2.5# down!


  1. That's a bummer....pneumonia year after year. Time for the pneumonia vaccine!
    Hope you feel better quickly-take care, that stuff can really knock a person down.

  2. Congrats on a good week, sorry you had to get sick to do it. Hang in there and never give up. I seriously think you need to shake things up but not sure how. Break the mold. Do something crazy. Make your body say WTF but this is cool. Science can't explain what stress can do to your body. No it doesn't make sense but some things are just that way.
    I pressed a 26lb with my rehab shoulder yesterday! woohoo! Far cry from the 97lbs I did the week before surgery but hey, you gotta start somewhere.
    You know anyone that would run in a relay race from Tampa to Daytona November 19th-20th? I have some friends that need a team member. I would do it but I'll be in HAWAII nanananana

  3. That really sounds bad...wishing you'll get well soon..

    --kizzy vibram

  4. Diana, Yeah, it does suck. I even got that vaccine last year before I got discharged from the hospital.:/ I guess we at least know it's not a Strep pneumoniae pneumonia.:) Catching it early this year instead of letting it incubate for 10 days really made a difference in how sick I got and how well I recovered, though.
    I'm glad you're recovering so well. I know it's been frustrating to be behind where you were. I wish I was off, I'd run a little bit of that relay race (albeit they might not want me b/c I'm so slow). Otherwise, I don't know anyone. Sorry. Hawaii?! Holy jeez, I'm jealous. that's gonna be awesome. You better post lots of pics.
    Thanks for stopping by.:)