Sorry for the dreary post but I’m down hard with the flu. Ah yes, you seasonal bit of dirt in my eye.
I did get the flu shot, about 2 weeks ago but the tricky thing is you need 2 weeks to get the immunity. Dagnabbit!
So I look scary and feel worse. It’s been fever and chill, coughing and sneezing, the whole nine yards.
So no run Thursday and likely not today. I’m lightheaded and woozie. I’m at mild risk of complications from the flu due to asthma. I’m one of those asthmatics who makes tenacious mucus. Oh ya. That is way gross but important to know because it means having a hard time clearing my lungs. That can lead to pneumonia. Bad stuff that.
So I’m trying to reconcile my strong drive to be productive with the fact I’ve been sitting at home making tenacious mucus since Thursday at lunch.
I know taking a break when I’m this sick is important. It just sucks. I started a new health coaching program this week and have been tracking my activity. (More on that program next week!)
Now my activity numbers are low for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I’m feeling defensive for no reason. My abs hurt from the coughing. Wha!
It’s not serious. I know. It’s just the flu and by next week I’ll be right as rain.
When you are sick do you push through with workouts or take a break? I’d love to hear what you do a mind why.
Stay fit & fiesty friends.