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? 😉

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  • Reply Chelle Rae

    I worked out at the gym for years, but now I work out in my basement. I don’t miss the January flood at the gym at all! It was so annoying. Now, the only person I compete with for a treadmill is my husband. So much better! Also, I’ve got the worst cold right now and it’s keeping me from running. Hope you feel better soon and can get back to your routine!

    January 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm
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