by Danica on January 22, 2013

nasty cough.  chest pain.  wheezing.  sore neck, sides, and back.  headache.  tired.

yep, I’m sick.

We’re back at school today and let me tell you, it’s really difficult to be a fun/excited-to-learn teacher when all you want to do is lay down and sleep.

I took a rest day from working out on Sunday (I planned it that way because I knew we would be doing some traveling), but earlier in the week I could tell my body was needing more rest.  I really didn’t “listen” to it, and in retrospect, I’m pretty sure I pushed too hard with my workouts.  Ugh.  Sometimes I just get a little too caught up in the mileage and time spent in the gym that I forget the importance of rest days…I know it all has to do with that struggle of feeling like enough.

Yesterday, after being practically out of breath just from walking up the stairs, I knew it needed to be another rest day, especially since my chest/lungs hurt so badly.  In the evening, my legs were getting restless though so I decided to do some yoga.  After 25 minutes, my lungs felt like they were going to explode so I called it quits.  Thank goodness I didn’t try to hit the gym like my mind wanted me to.

This morning I did go to the gym and walked for 50 minutes.  And that was tough.

Bleh.  Sorry that this is so whiny with way too much complaining.  I shouldn’t blame myself for getting sick, but this definitely reminded me to keep a full day of rest in my workout schedule.  It’s important for physical and mental health.

I just wanted to stop in and share what’s going on…I’m probably going to take the rest of the week off from blogging because I have a lot going on with work and need to rest so that this cold/sickness thing goes away asap.

Take good care of yourselves … I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) January 22, 2013 at 9:21 am

Aw, I’m so sorry you’re sick! Relax, REST and take care of you. Feel better!!


2 Mark Buss January 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

Rest and relax this week, you deserve it! I get to ruin on the beach in St.Petersburg this afternoon!


3 Melinda January 22, 2013 at 10:45 am

You will maybe have to take the week off work :( Sounds like flu to me. Take care sweetie!


4 Kat January 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

I am sorry you are not feeling well. It is in fact difficult to be an “awesome, let’s have fun, be motivated” kind of teacher when you are sick – I remember those tough times when I was a teacher. Hope you feel better soon.


5 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

oh no!!! hope you feel better!!!!!!!!


6 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy January 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Hope you feel better! Take more rest days if you need them!


7 Angela January 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I had that earlier this month, it’s awful! Rest up and feel better!


8 Jessie January 23, 2013 at 2:43 am

Sorry to hear that your under the weather girl. Get lots of REST <3


9 Brandi January 23, 2013 at 5:10 am

Danica! Hope you feel better real soon :).


10 Anna @AnnaTheApple January 23, 2013 at 6:37 am

Ahh being sick sucks. Feel better soon and let your body rest!


11 Amanda January 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Don’t be afraid to take a few days off! You sound really sick and there’s no point in pushing yourself to go to the gym when you feel like that.


12 Amanda January 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Take lots of naps and drink more water than your bladder can hold! Feel better :)


13 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples January 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm

hope you feel better! ♥ rest days are always hard – i feel so guilty, even though i’m always telling other people how important they are!


14 TorontoRunner January 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

heyy :)
I’m sorry you’re sick, sounds bad :( glad you took another rest day and really listened to your body!


15 Brittany January 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Ugh I hate being sick. I had a week long sick dance in December and fingers crossed that was it!! Feel better!


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