This weekend was not too eventful for me. Last week we had talked about going for a hike, but then I got sick. I started to feel weird on Wednesday night… chills, fatigue and was very dizzy. These symptoms did not go away until Sunday! I am one of those people that you know are sick when they aren’t moving. I am a girl always on the move, never stopping. When all I wanted to do was sit on the couch and watch TV (while drinking ginger-ale and eating saltine crackers) I knew something was up.
We did end up going up north to New Hampshire, but it ended up being very low key. My parents have a place up there and it’s great to go and spend time with them, and of course we always bring our dog, Oliver. If there was any weekend to be snowed in, doing nothing while feeling ‘out of sorts’, this was the weekend.
New Hampshire was a winter wonderland. It started snowing on Saturday morning and was still snowing Sunday when we were leaving.
Here are some pictures around the yard… I just had to get some fresh air.
By Sunday I started to feel pretty much normal. I decided to go for a 5 mile run, knowing that this could either hurt or help me, I was willing to take a chance. It was a slower than normal pace, I wanted to take it easy for my health, plus the roads were icy from the storm. Whether it was the fresh crisp air or just getting my blood flowing, I really think it helped! I finished the run feeling better than I did when I started (victory!). The rest of the day was spent doing errands, watching football and relaxing. By Monday I was finally feeling like myself again.
I hated being sick, but I think my muscles and my body needed a break. I think it was my body’s way of saying, Slow down!