Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dropping Like Flies

Cold and flu season is certainly upon us, everyone seems to be getting sick. KiwiBird mention being afflicted. My daughter has a terrible flu, and even spent an evening in the ER getting IV fluids trying to lower her fever and hydrate her. Her college is threatening to shut down for a few days since the flu is now epidemic there. It's that time of year when I really hope that flu shot comes through for me.

With only a month left to the EC, I can't afford to be sick and weak. It's always a bit of a conundrum. Do I continue my training at it's current level, risking exertion which could lower my resistance, or do I cut back so my body can fight off whatever comes around?

Working at a University, with so many students and world travelers really puts me at risk. Generally I'm pretty healthy, picking up 1 really minor cold a year, but when a big one comes around, I'm flat on my back (payback for early years of cigarette smoking).

It's just that time of year.


Kristen said...

Love the photo! Depicts just how I feel...

bonnie said...

Ugh. Me too. I'd hoped to get in a paddle, a pool session & a little time with my guy last weekend & instead it was read, eat, sleep, eat, read, sleep.

Oh yes. And blog.

And sniffle.

Michael said...

On its back, feet in the air... You're right, that fly doesn't look well at all. I'd call someone if he/she were mine.

Silbs said...

Sick? You want sick? Invite my grandson and his day-care viruses over to your house!