All It Takes is a Sick Day

Busy busy busy. I feel that’s all I can tell people when they ask me how I’m doing. That answer just saves time when I don’t want to go into detail.

Going into detail:

– My office moved recently, so my commute is about an hour one way.

– I am in the market to purchase a new car, so that includes research, test driving, comparing, budgeting, and more research.

– My house is the home base for my husband’s band. This means practice, gear storage, recording, mixing, writing, jamming, all the above. Thankfully his band mates are my mates and don’t make fun of me when I’m in my pjs wandering the house during practice and look goofy.

– Traveling!!! I want to go out and see places. We have been out of state twice in the last month.

– Pets. They are our babies and need love and attention.

– Fitness. I’ve gotten into it in a big, bad way. I joined the gym at work and run at home. I work out 5-7 times a week for 30-90 minutes each workout.

– Personal projects. I love doing projects and always have stuff going on.

– Cooking/housework/personal life. I try, really hard.

– The random fire that needs to be put out. Being an adult means things are never boring. As much as you need them to be sometimes.

So in general, if I’m not working on something, I feel that I’m wasting time. This has become a problem, because I apparently don’t take time to relax. That changed today. I woke up at 5 am with the sorest throat I’ve ever had. It hurt so bad to swallow that the pain would extend to my ears. When my ears are affected by any illness inspired symptom, I know I’m in pretty bad shape. It’s my own warning sign. At 8 I took my temperature. I naturally run a couple degrees cooler than the average 98.6, so having a temperature above that of any kind is rare for me. Today was going to be a productive day full of adventur around Fort Worth. Instead I had a fever, sore throat, and an achy body. I stayed in bed, drank my weight in fluids, depended on IB Profin, and drank even more orange juice (my go to remedy for sore throats). As I felt better on and off, I wanted to go for a run or workout or do anything productive. Don’t worry, I didn’t. I needed to chill, relax, and get better. Looking back on the day, I’d say it was a wonderful day. Yes, I felt miserable, but I relaxed and didn’t feel bad about it (well, I felt like a lazy bum at first, but eventually got over that). Yes I could have worked more on my fitness, cooked a new meal, worked on a project, or a hundred other things, but my body was like “dude, we are done”.

My day did include

– Hours of Hulu with SNL and Face Off.

– Naps

– Cuddles from my cat

– Seriously, so much orange juice

– Mission Impossible 2, 3, and Ghost Protocol.

So I guess it took a personal sick day to get me to realize that taking a break and relaxing is just as wonderful as being super productive. Also, my body better get well asap cause I have a hankering for a good run (good for me, I’m not a runner. More of a jogger gasping for air. But every minute I run means I’m getting that much better for when the zombies come and chase us all around.).

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