Today was my first day back at work after 3 solid days of a horrid cold - in fact my loving co-workers commented that perhaps I had come back too soon (I think more out of concern that I may still infect them, more than genuine concern!) At my workplace however day 4 is the pivotal day. As soon as you reach day 4 and beyond off sick you'd better have a Doctor's note, and I am darned if I am going to see my family doctor for a common cold! (Plus his waiting room is full of sick people!!! Ewwwww!) So come hell or high water I was going back to work today!
It was hard dragging my butt out of bed for 4:15 am (especially seeing as the clocks went forward this weekend) but I made it through (spreading germs freely) and even hit the gym after work for the first time in 4 days. I was shocked however how drained I felt - that cold really knocked the snot out of me (ahem...punny). During my free weight routine my muscles were screaming and I was drenched with sweat within 5 minutes of the start of my cardio routine, instead of midway through as usual. I hope I've sweat the last of those cold germs right out of my system once and for all! Either way I feel great right now, but I am sure I will be early to bed tonight!
My friend at work, who wrote my workout routine, has just passed her testing and been hired as a part time personal trainer at a local gym (not mine). I keep telling her how great it will be to have my own free personal trainer - hehehe - yes, I know she will get her revenge - ordering an extra set of lunges or squats ...or some other evil scheme.