I hate to admit it, but I think I’m still a little sick. I am so beyond over it by now, though, that I refuse to acknowledge it any further! I’m soldiering on!!!
I’m looking for positives to distract me, so here they are, in no particular order:
Yep, last night I got to stay in a swanky hotel in Adams Morgan for this trip, and my room was really comfortable.
Neurotic fun fact: When I stay in a hotel alone and get a room with 2 beds, it totally wigs me out for a few minutes. I mean, 2 beds?!?! What’s a girl to do? Which bed to sleep in? I get ridiculously stressed out about this. And then I calm the eff down because I realize I’m being ridiculous. But seriously, happens every time.
One of the perks of traveling for work is getting to stay in a nice place. Even though I’d rather be home, having a nice room to crash in doesn’t hurt one bit! It makes me feel oddly pampered, ya know?
Right before I got sick, I took a rest day from running which I definitely needed. But then the whole sickness thing happened, which means that I hadn’t run since last Friday. Waaaay to long to go without running for someone who usually runs 5-6 days a week! Last night, I got my super sweat on with a 5-4-3-2-1 treadmill workout in the hotel’s fitness center (which is nicer than most gyms I’ve been to, BTW).
It looked like this:
5-4-3-2-1 Treadmill Workout
|15-45||Repeat minutes 0-15 twice more|
|50-55||Cool down walk 3.0|
|Total distance:||5.75 miles|
It kicked my booty in the best possible way! After not running for 4 days straight, I was craving it! I huffed and puffed my way through those 7.5 and 8.0 intervals. Legit!
Although Adams Morgan is a super cute area with lots of great dining options, I was too wiped out to do much more than shower and pick up the phone for room service. I really wanted to get out last night, especially since it was such a nice evening, but I just didn’t have the energy.
So I had a $26 club sandwich delivered to my room.
Although not much appeals to me food-wise lately, anything salty sounds pretty good. Fries and bacon???
Hit.the.spot. I haven’t had a good BLT in ages. Since that’s what I was really craving, I ended up taking the cheese and turkey off of my club so I could have what I really wanted. And then I ate all the bread. And the fries. Carb overload much? Hey, if something actually tastes good to me, I’m going with it!
Rather than feeling sorry for myself, it helped a lot to focus on some positives. I talked to my sister last night, and she said it took her a long time to get over this thing, too, so I know I just have to wait it out. Guess it’s part of making progress—rather than getting totally bummed out and frustrated, I’m actually developing some resiliency! Does it suck that I’m still sick? Yep. Is it the end of the world? Absolutely not! People get sick and sometimes it takes some time to get well again. But I’m sure that a week from now, I’ll be good as new! This may seem pretty basic, but for me it’s new. It feels good to bounce back!
How resilient are you? Does bad stuff ruin your day or can you bounce back pretty quickly?