My stomach wasn't feeling well but it wasn't bad enough to keep me home, so I went to the gym. My run was pretty tough. My sinuses were driving me nuts and and it took the first mile to get into the groove. The guy on the treadmill next to me was pounding away and had a bit of an odor emanating from him. Just a tad distracting. Once he got off, another guy got on and couldn't get the TV to start up right away and started punching it like that would help. That's why they break!! Then I felt a little sharpness against one of my toes. Not a good sign. My stomach continued to feel a bit off during the run so I kept telling myself to get to the next mile and see how I felt. Somehow I managed 5 miles. I really don't know how. I stretched a little, did a tiny strength workout and that was it. As I was getting ready to leave I noticed my sock was bloody. Great. It turns out those quick sharp pains were from a toe nail digging into the side of another toe.
Came home, still didn't feel great. I felt weaker as I got ready for work and my stomach was really upset with me. Still, I didn't feel like it should keep me home, so I headed out in the cold to the subway. At Union Square I got off and headed to the downtown train and came back home. There's been a bug going around my office for the past few months, maybe I finally got a version of it. I wasn't going to be able to function at a high level and since I don't have any meetings today or immediate deadlines, I felt it was best to come home, rest up and get better so I can work hard the rest of the week. I hate taking sick days but then again, I hate it when people come into the office when they're sick. Hopefully this will pass quickly. I have a busy week.
Okay, I think I'm ready for a nap.
- Do you resist taking sick days or do you embrace them?
Last night's workout -
Today's workout -
3x10 side arm raise
3x12 bicep curls