Well, not really. But, I’m happy to report that I think this was indeed a 24 hour bug. I sure am feeling the after effects, though. All of that not eating really wears a girl out! Thanks for your well wishes 🙂
I woke up craving nothing else except pumpkin yogurt and peppermint patties. I’m going to blame Evan for that one- I was two minutes from making them myself, but I thought I should wait until I was feeling better. They’ll have to wait for now 🙂
Instead, I settled on pumpkin yogurt.
I still felt a little sick, but I figured I needed a little energy a few hours later if I was going to take a much needed shower. I saw a peanut butter apple sandwich on Natalie’s blog and thought it sounded good, so I was going to make one with a tortilla. Everything was going well until I ate it and realized I forgot the apple!
It was extra good because I used my cousin’s cashew butter. This stuff is addictive! So much for saving the rest for my mom…
For ‘dinner’, I had a bowl of cereal and a few handfuls of granola.
I say ‘dinner’ because I ate it around 3 to digest before I had to be at work at 5. When you only have two co-workers, getting someone to cover your shift is hard! Which led me to the question… is it right to go to work when you’re sick?
Honestly, if I had someone to cover for me, I wouldn’t have gone in. Even though I’m feeling a little better, I probably could have used the extra few hours of rest, and who knows if I’m contagious or not? Luckily, my co-worker agreed to work for me tomorrow morning, just in case. I only work three hour shifts, so either way, it’s not like I would be out of the house all day, but at least I don’t risk exposing anyone.
When I was feeling sick yesterday, I started to feel bummed that just as I started planning a workout schedule, my plans were thrown out of whack. I definitely don’t feel guilty for taking two days off, though. Actually, I’m pretty positive I’m taking tomorrow off, too. There’s no sense in forcing myself to work out, especially when sitting upright for extended periods of time leaves me lightheaded 🙂
I haven’t read anything about exercising with the stomach flu, because honestly… who would do that?! I have read some great blog posts about exercising with a cold before, though.
Ashley writes about it here, and Caitlin covers it here. The general consensus? If you have a fever, don’t work out! They both mention the ‘above the neck’ rule. If your illness is in your head- sore throat, runny nose, or a headache- light exercise isn’t going to hurt anything. But if your sickness is in your chest- as in having a cough- it’s definitely better to wait it out.
I only had a cold twice last year (that’s got to be a new record for me!) and both of them happened at inopportune times. The first time, I had just started training for a marathon. But rather than freak out about it, I took four days off until I felt better, and I’m pretty positive that had no negative impact on my race 🙂
The second time, I was sick in November, and I was just getting over it when I ran a 10k on Thanksgiving. Thankfully, I was getting better, but I was still hacking up a storm. In retrospect, not the best idea, but hey, I paid for the race! And we all know how cheap I am…
Do you work out when you’re sick? Do you go to work when you’re sick?