Move It Mama Monday! Recovering from stomach flu

I am all off schedule this week, thanks to a bout of stomach flu last week. After spending most of a night hurling my guts into a bucket, I had hoped for a speedy recovery. Alas, that was not to be. I ended up with some sort of follow-up inner ear thing (I don’t really know what to call it) that made me too dizzy to stand upright for more than a few minutes at a time. So it was late Wednesday night before I started to feel better.

Obviously, 3-4 days of being sick pretty much screwed my entire workout schedule. And I didn’t get any exercise in this past weekend due to a family trip. Not that I’m complaining about that. We don’t get to see our family nearly often enough, and we were able to make a bonus trip to see some friends while we were in the area.

So this morning was the first day in a week that I was able to get in a workout, and what a workout it was! I ran for 20 minutes, did 30 minutes of karate practice, and then finished up with another 10 minutes of running. Even though I ran early in the morning while it was still cool out, I was completely drenched before I was half-way finished, and I was really sweaty-gross by the time I got home. Here, see for yourself…

Ain’t I gorgeous? That was taken at 7AM today, right after I finished my run. The t-shirt says, “I need my space,” and I’m pretty sure I stank badly enough by that point that I could have had all the space in the world if I wanted it.

But I’m not complaining. It felt good to get back out and sweat again after so many days sick or traveling. Tomorrow morning, I’m hitting the pool for an early morning water aerobics class. I’m too busy ferrying the kids to summer camp this week for karate classes, but that’s probably just as well. I think I need a week to ease back into the routine before I try to tackle every physical activity on my plate.

Here’s hoping everyone else is enjoying the warm weather and getting in plenty of exercise. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got lots more work to catch up on.

About Cynical Woman

Cartoonist, Artist, Geek, Evil Crafter, Girl Scout Troop Leader and Writer. Also, a zombie. I haven't slept in I don't know how long.
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