By Tuesday, whatever my chest cold was morphed into a combined sinus infection, stomach bug, chest congestion crap that made me feel like death - and not even the "warmed over" kind. I slept part of the afternoon after a conference call in the morning. Eating didn't go well and dinner didn't stay down. Made for a lovely Weight Loss Wednesday (lowest number of the year), but I slowly started feeling less pukey on Wednesday afternoon. Getting a little more food in me brought some strength back and I thought about going for a walk, but the cold rain and still feeling sluggish squashed that plan. So today, with there being a bit more sun and me keeping a bit more food down, I started to feel a little antsy. I think that is a good thing. I had kind of worried that this would be my "falling off the wagon".
So this evening, I'm still fighting what feels like concrete setting in my sinuses and a little bit of a chesty cough (as that stuff drains to my lungs and gets coughed back up), but I decided to go for a short walk/run. I walked briskly for 5 min, then ran 1 min/walked 1 min for about another 25 min with a short walk cool down. Went about 2.2 miles. Not great, but not bad for a girl "back from the dead".
Going to take it easy again tomorrow morning. Kids have early release and then parent/teacher conferences in the afternoon. If I feel up to it, maybe I'll do a short bike ride when we get home. Otherwise, that will be on tap for the weekend. It is supposed to warm up a little. It was 50° this evening while I was out. Used my new ear band.
Totally off subject, but I was pretty stoked about this - my daughter found the gold watch I lost several weeks ago! The one my husband gave me as a wedding present 16 years ago. It had fallen down in the side panel pocket of my car door and she was digging for a pack of gum and found it on Saturday. God bless her and her tiny little hands! Still using the cheapo sports watch I bought for walking/running since it has a great stopwatch feature.