How I Brought in the New Year {flu friday}

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2014 has not started out the way I had hoped.


I woke up around 3am on New Year’s Eve with a sore throat. No matter, I thought, it’s just scratchy. I also had body aches, but I had gone to BodyPUMP two days in a row and really increased the weight, so I tried attributing it to that, ignoring the fact that a friend had confirmed flu and I had seen her all weekend. By the time I woke up at 7, I couldn’t ignore it anymore, and just kept thinking about how NP described the flu to me. I knew I had it and called her. I ended up getting on Tamiflu quickly and beating the worst of it (I even found a Tamiflu coupon! who knew) but I still spent two days doing nothing but laying down and drinking water and Vernor’s (and eating everything in sight – when I’m sick, I get much hungrier than normal. I’ve always been this way, it’s strange). At least I had a full day of Michigan sports on New Year’s. My roommates saw a new side of me during the Winter Classic. I threw things. It was not cute.

I was excited to start a run streak, to go to classes on my days off that I don’t ever get a chance to go to because of work, and do a major grocery shop to get my food right before Tink and Dietbet. Alas, it was not to be. But it’s okay! I will feel better soon and be back in the gym and while I may not have a 31 day active streak for January, 2014 can’t possibly get any worse than it started… right? 😉