This week was cut short due to illness.
Mon – 3 miles on the treadmill. My friends also joined and it was good that we were able to get 3 treadmills next to each other. You know that never happens lol
Tues – began feeling like I was relapsing. Woke up with my left eye slightly shut. Took that as I needed a rest day so I did.
Wed – awoke with my left eye fully sealed shut and used a warm compress to release it. My throat was even more scratchy and it hurt to swallow. So I headed to urgent care
The remainder of the week has had me in bed. Diagnosis was pink eye (probably picked up at gym and I have to be more diligent at wiping down machines and scrubbing my hands etc before touching myself. Also bring a small bag I can out next to treadmill with my towel and not use the area on machine). Pharyngitis explains the very sore throat and oh goody my respiratory infection wasn’t fully cleared.
So another dose of antibiotics, eye drops to clear the pink eye and bed rest. I’m never a good patient but I listened and I haven’t done anything. Literally bed to kitchen or bathroom and back in bed. Quarantined to my bedroom and not being able to play with princess J has sucked. She opens my bedroom door and stands at the door and says hello. She asks if I’m still sick and when I say yes she says ok feel better closes the door and heads back to playing. I miss my morning snuggles with her. That all changed today. She came in my room and technically it was ok. She climbed in bed and snuggled with me. I kissed her forehead and she says I miss you Mommy. I’m glad you are better. I love you. Man listen it took everything in me to not break down into the most emotional cry ever lol.
Today I will prepare myself to return to work tomorrow. This week is all about getting back into the groove and NOT doing too much. I’m not cleared to exercise again until Jan 19th. At first I was upset like wait my training but then I realized training plans can be adjusted. I will be OK.
My devotionals over the last 4 days have all been directed at me learning to say NO, finding my center and refocusing on my overall health. It was so crazy that I got a little paranoid but it all became clear when I had a conversation with Lil Debbie and I thought whoa OK God I hear you and I’m listening and taking the action you are prescribing.
My theme for the year is Rebrand & Rebuild and demolition has begun. I may need multiple hard hats. Just hope they come in fashionable colors.