I am wiped out! I don't believe I've ever had the flu before, and I sure I hope I never get it again. Last Sunday afternoon, I went for a fabulous 5K run through my neighborhood. It felt terrific!! Monday morning I awoke feeling icky...achy, runny nose. But I took some meds and proceeded with my day, mind over matter. I mustered the strength to complete P90X Core Synergistics workout and actually felt okay afterwards. Later in the afternoon, however, I was reduced to a shivering, whimpering mess, seeking out the warmth of the fireplace! It continued...Tuesday, Wednesday (although I tried really hard to "be better" on Wednesday because it was a snow day and I wanted to make it fun for the kids.) By Wednesday night, however, I had severe pain when I coughed and ended up at Urgent Care, diagnosis: influenza A. I was given scripts for tamiflu and an inhaler and was told to REST (hahahaha! rest???!), take motrin and tylenol around the clock, mucinex, gatorade, etc. Thursday and Friday I really did rest - there was nothing else I could do! Saturday I attempted to drive the older two kids to a make up piano lesson...I had hoped to do a little grocery shopping, but I was so shivery and shaky just driving ten minutes across town! I continued to rest...even making "fun food" for the Herd for the Super Bowl was tiring.
Today I was able to get KBH to preschool (and the older two on the bus)...thankfully NJH was quiet and enjoyed some PBS Kids time on the computer. I really can't believe the weakness in my body! I know it's been SEVEN days since I've worked out, and I really want to get right back on track with P90X, but my legs are like jello just walking up the stairs! Hopefully with a little more rest, I will feel like myself again.
I am so very thankful to my hubby who really stepped up when I was sick...running errands, dealing with the kids, even putting dinner in the crock pot and running the dishwasher! I am also thankful for the extra snuggle time with my children. I had time over the last week to sit and observe them - and they're quite adorable! I think God allows sickness so we can rest, and so we can recognize how wonderful "healthy life" is!