Two weekends ago I went home to visit my Mom and my youngest son (in college . . . where does the time go?!).
I dined on a delicious meal of homemade pizza and had a wonderful evening at my friend’s house. After espousing the statement, “I NEVER get sick,” I knocked on wood. Firm in the belief that I had yet again dodged the cold and flu season for another year I headed back home the next day.
By Wednesday I felt it coming on. I told myself again, “I never get sick!” Thursday morning the bugger was moving all his belongings into my stubbornly optimistic body. I headed to Crossfit determined to divert the tell-tale ill signs into “slightly under the weather.” Friday morning as I was about to do the 14.3 wod for the Open I told the coach that I had to get through Saturday at noon and then I could be sick. I had too much to do. I also believed that by mentally postponing this evil doer I could actually never really give in to it.
By Saturday at noon, feeling accomplished for the week I tanked. I tanked HARD!!! I have been home for 3 days. What have I learned?
1. Knocking on wood as a means to ensure success is dead to me.
2. Honey is the nectar of the Gods. Nothing is helping me feel any better than a spoonful of Honey. Thank you Ms. Poppins.
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3. I should have listened and slowed down last week because I think pushing through made it worse. But, when you are self-employed it is really hard to give yourself a day off.
The way I approached this assault on my body is the same way I approach most things.
I am determined and I believe I can get stuff done. My green visitor is a subtle reminder that sometimes the best laid plans and beliefs fall a little short.
I will not get sick again for at least 3 years
. . . .
knock on wood 🙂
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