Monday, April 18, 2011

sick sick sick sick. booooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i seem to be in a perpetual state of unending sickness.

and every time i think i'm over it, it seems to come back.

i don't know if it's a situation of just 1 long continuous disease into which i repeatedly relapse, or if it's a series of random afflictions that have found me. i don't know if its viral or bacterial. i don't know if it's been happening sequentially or simultaneously.

all i know is that over the course of the past ~2 months (actually, about 10 weeks), i've seemed to alternate weeks of perfect health with weeks of fever, headaches, sweating, chills, stuffy nose, wheezing, coughing, weakness, exhaustion, and sleeping. lots and lots of sleeping.

with lots and lots of snot.

it's been frustrating, really. annoying. it's sent my training schedule to hell (every workout results in me relapsing right back into utter infection). it's completely disrupted my work pattern (every week of illness constricts my radius of activity to my apartment). and it's totally obliterated my personal life (face it: nobody wants to be around somebody who's a walking carrier of prolonged contagion).

so far this past winter, i've managed to avoid any diseases. i chalked up to a flu shot and good health courtesy of my physical fitness. but then February came around and everything just went nuts. i don't think i've ever had a season of sickness like this.

it is, quite frankly, an unbelievable pain in the ass.

and, i have to say, really befuddling. i honestly don't know where all these bugs are coming from. sure, i'm on college campuses where diseases tend to run rampant, but that doesn't explain why this year would be any different from any of the other years i've had at school. sure, i've increased my training load over the winter, but it wasn't any more than any other recent years. sure, i've had to deal with repeated extended exposure to cold, windy, and wet conditions courtesy of several interview trips, the LA marathon, and chaotic spring weather, but that's not anything out of the ordinary. i just don't know where any of this is coming from.

all i can say is that i'm ready for this to be over. summer's coming. i have a lot of traveling and work to do. i really would like to get into some form of physical fitness and resume an active lifestyle. and i just want to get out and meet people and be a part of the world.

and i'd like to start now.

because i'm just really sick of being sick. booooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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