Have you ever had something that you needed to do that you couldn't? I did today. Today it was sleep. On Monday and Tuesday I left work early because I was not feeling well, I couldn't keep my eyes open. Yesterday, I got home an hour early and planned to take a forty-five minute nap and ended up sleeping for two hours. Today I am home and can't fall asleep as hard as I try.
Having felt odd since Sunday night I woke up this morning with a tender throat, I went to the pool for a 200m swim and then came home to get ready for work. I debated if I should take the day off and rest but was hedging. I worried that my work and my wife would think I was just skipping for the sake of avoiding work. It is openly known by my wife and some of my coworkers that I do not enjoy work (those same coworkers detest the job as well).
I decided to go to the urgent care, partially to see if I was sick, but mostly to prove to my wife and work that I was not just calling out to avoid work. I was seen by a physician and assess. He then informed me that I am on the tail end of the flu and I have strep throat. He then told me I needed to take a few days off work.
After I left I called CB. She seemed stunned. She then explained that she was so shocked over how well I was handling it considering Sunday I went for a 47 mile ride followed by a recovery swim, Monday I went for a swim and lifted, and yesterday I did a brick. I explained to her that clearly this is the regular flu, not the man flu.
Today I rented The American and Salt. I recommended Salt for a good action movie. It didn't go the way I thought it would but it was good none the less. I found The American slow and anti-climactic. I have also almost watched half of the Sopranos box set.