Friday, July 15, 2016

The Great Zombie Virus of 2016

Also~ Squat Challenge Update!

I really love blogging. I seriously do. And it kills me that I haven't posted anything in almost a month. I have a story and I will tell you what happened.

I was rolling along with my squat challenge. Doing all the squats, going to work, doing author-y stuff, playing derby. And then, boom! I needed to sleep. All. The. Time.

It was weird. I had a slight cough. Nothing concerning or anything that really bothered me at all. Then I had a day off and I wanted to relax on the couch. Only I didn't just relax. I didn't move. And I slept, on and off all day. This is weird for me, I am not a napper! If I say I am taking a nap, more than likely I am laying down reading, or shutting my eyes for 10 minutes because I have a headache. But I can't ever really nap. So here I was, sleeping my day off away.

I thought I had just over-exerted myself. One day of catch up sleep and I would be good! Right? 


It went on like this. For days. My cough got worse, my nose stuffed up. But still it was just a cold with the side effect of needing 20 hours of sleep per day. Not that I have the luxury to sleep that much. My day kind of looked like this. Get up, shower, become exhausted, take 20 minute nap. Get up, eat breakfast, take 10 minute nap. Go to work, function through a fog, come home and nap. 

It was awful! It made me really empathize with anyone who has a chronic illness because I understood how hard it was to function during daily life. I worried something was really seriously wrong so I headed to the clinic. Turns out there is just a virus going around and I had a mild case! A MILD case! That blew my mind! But people have been getting fevers and pneumonia, bronchitis and all this fun stuff. I just had a runny nose and a cough that rattled the windows. 

It threw me for a loop for about two weeks. Sadly, my squat challenge did not get completed in the actual month of June. But it's hard to exercise when you can't keep your eyes open.

I did finish, on July 11th. Just a little late! I had four days to go and it seemed stupid to quit just because it wasn't June anymore.

The last four days were rough! But I made it through all the way up to 250 squats!

I might still do a few every day. Mr. McKay likes to walk past and fondle me while I'm mid squat, it's a perk ;)

I just wanted to let you all know I am not dead! And aside from a lingering cough I have survived The Great Zombie Virus of 2016. I have fun things coming soon. I promise!


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