Day 109: On Friday morning my friend Jenny and I went for a three-mile walk in Washington Park. I had planned it to be an easy day of working out since the rest of the weekend was going to be packed with high intensity workouts. Unfortunately, I ended up catching a bug that knocked me out the rest of the day on Friday and all day on Saturday. My friendly friday walk was the last amount of big movements I’d be making for the next 48 hours.
Day 110: I read recently that people who consistently workout average one cold a year and people who do not workout consistently average four colds per year. Since I am now characterized as a person who works out frequently, I knew that there was a chance of sickness at some point during this challenge. This was my time. Friday night I could barely swallow and my head was pounding. Saturday morning it became apparent that sweating was going to be a painful challenge.
Thankfully, I have a fiance who held me accountable. We got super bundled up and went for a twenty-minute walk around the lake at Washington Park. He even held my arm the entire time because I felt super weak. Do you remember that entire lazy body feeling you would get when you were a teenager and your parents would ask you to do something and it felt like your muscles couldn’t physically move? That’s what I felt like all day yesterday. Hence the need to lean on someone during a walk.
Day 111: Today I woke up feeling a little better, but still not fantastic. I knew I was going to have to take it easy again. Mike planned out a hike for us at Red Rocks that was 3.3 miles with a 600 foot elevation gain. That sounded doable to me if we took it slow. Fortunately the breath-taking views kept my mind occupied from the pain in my throat. The trail ended up getting really icy in spots, which naturally slowed us down- which made my achy body happy. Overall, it took us 80 minutes and we came straight home to relax right after. I am really hoping that my body decides to continue to heal after small gentle sweats all weekend. Here’s to finding out if workouts can lead to a cure.