Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Me:1. Virus: 0.

I'm pretty sure that's the last I'll be seeing of this particular round of whatever illness is plaguing my office. This is pretty much the same bug I was up against back in December, which also didn't get much further than forcing me to take the Dreaded bus before I shooed it away with massive amounts of vitamins, water, and a few homeopathic remedies I keep in my arsenal. Come to think of it, something was also sneaking up on me almost exactly a month ago but it, also, got the beatdown without throwing me off the bike. I've been fortunate to have not gotten truly sick in quite some time, my abscessed tooth notwithstanding.

Arguably, keeping myself physically active through the typically lethargic winter months has helped my immune system. In general, I try to practice what I preach when it comes to keeping the bugs at bay. I try not to over-train. I wear balaclavas to keep my EIA in check (it gets worse with cold and arid environments) and all that jazz.

Last night brought with it an earlier bed-time than normal and increased water intake -- and I usually drink ample amounts of water anyways. I prepared all my stuff (instead of goofing off) while my wife was getting ready for work, and pretty much showered (with a bit of Jala Neti thrown in for good measure) then crashed right as she walked out the door. Oddly enough, I woke up 10 minutes before my alarm went off because of this, netting me about 5 hours and 50 minutes of sleep. More than usual, and almost as much as I can really afford to get in a night with my current schedule.

I had a nice, easy ride to the bus this morning with no residual issues related to the bug I fought off. Go me!

Random Tunage:
Des'ree - Dreams Can Come True
Peter Cetera - Restless Heart

1 comment:

Warren T said...

I wonder how much $ winter cyclists save by not having to buy Mucinex?

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