I Really Hate Not Being 100%

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Image courtesy of renjith krishnan/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

I have a viral infection. My symptoms: ear ache, sore throat, post nasal drip, fever and a swollen taste bud (really!?!). I’ve battled this infection for the last 6 days with only Ibuprofen. The worst seems to be over so no antibiotics for me. Just Claritin-D, Motrin for the fever, a dash of salt water for gargling and rest.

I decided not to do the strength workout today. I want to knock out the fever. Besides, my legs could use the recovery time from the last few walks. My exercise will be limited to my daily walks with the dogs.

Instead, I’ll use today to pick up a few items I need for my daily walks – an iPhone armband, a water bottle, socks and possibly a heart rate monitor. I would like to get a 2nd pair of shoes, but that can wait until next month.

With any luck, I’ll have this knocked out of me before my 5K this weekend.

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