It finally all caught up to me. I had intended to get the flu shot but I put it off and put it off… and put it off some more… and then it was time to enjoy the holidays with Justin. Next, it was time to host Justin’s farewell party. I’m positive that the change in schedule, combined with the stress inherent preparing to part with my husband/best friend/biggest supporter for six months created the perfect storm. The hole in my immune system was just big enough for one crappy illness!
I found this picture online and I felt as though it very accurately depicted my experience this week. Seriously, I should have bought stock in facial tissue.
Thankfully, I’m on the mend. My husband’s last pre-deployment memories of me will not involve phlegm! YAY! I’m being sure to eat healthily to facilitate a fast recovery. While we were out running some errands the other day, Justin and I discovered this lovely local cafe/restaurant called Fruitive. It’s a Vegan restaurant that serves locally grown fruits and vegetables and it is just what I needed. I ordered one of their “bowls” which includes pureed frozen fruit on the bottom, topped with granola and fresh fruit. It was amazing, nutritious and the cold puree was perfect for my sore throat!
My delicious Antioxidant Berry Bowl from Fruitive
My homemade version of the fruit bowl; I didn’t have such an amazing selection of fresh fruit and this store-bought granola just wasn’t as good as the granola from Fruitive.
I’ve only a few days left with my husband and I should be back to training soon so my next few blog posts should be more about training and racing and less about Tamiflu and social outings. Man, I am going to miss him!