01 October, 2014

Flu shots

Generally, I avoid them.  I don't know when is the last time that I've actually had the flu.  Oh I get colds, bad colds.  But flu?  However, since I am now enjoying my second cold since July, I am most definitely getting a flu shot this year.  Absolutely.

It took me a while to get home, but after a late bus and a quick stop at the store for necessities, I was in bed and asleep (again) by 3 and slept for two solid hours.  Then I got up and got a few things sorted out in the kitchen.  I was feeling better!  Yay!  I had picked up comfort food at the store - chicken pot pies.  Something easy to heat up and warm and nice.  I had some hot whiskey, watched some silly TV and went to bed early.  I slept pretty well except having to get up once to take more cough medicine.  And here I am today, on time and ready to go.  And it's Wednesday, so there's knitting to look forward to at lunchtime.  I'll be a little late, but no matter.  I should be able to get 40 minutes in at the least.

I was hoping to be able to start back up running this week, but that went down the drain.  I'll have to shoot for next week then.  And start off slow since it's been since the first cold that I've run - actually since my trip in July!  Twelve weeks.  I suspect it'll take me at least two weeks to get my wind back up.  That's fine.  I know I'll feel much better once I can get running again.  Things won't be so busy at work either, for at least a few weeks.

Have you noticed how dark it is in the morning now?  I am looking forward to turning the clocks, but it won't be until the end of the month.  I almost turned the porch light on to walk Tink this morning.  I guess I'd better find a flashlight to take with us soon. 

1 comment:

Alejandra Goll said...

It's hilarious when it comes to flu shots. Your blog reminded me of my friend, a professional Hockey player. He insists that he can undergo major surgeries, but the thought of needles, or even getting something as benign as a flu shot gives him goosebumps. Good luck to you and hopefully you will recover quickly to go for that run.

Alejandra Goll @ U.S. HealthWorks - Tacoma