you get worse before you get better

Good news this week!

I’ve apparently recovered surprisingly quickly, so last Tuesday my doctor said I can start doing cardio again (but avoid weights). The bad news was that despite best efforts, my work commitments took me well into the evening–and also, I may be feeling overly cautious.

In terms of prevention, my doctor (a sports medicine guy) didn’t offer a lot of help and chalked it up to a freak accident. Continue your neck exercises. I probably don’t need to see if you feel back to normal in a couple weeks. Well, that’s good, but it doesn’t alleviate my worries.

Now that I’ve been doing these neck stretches, I’ve become so much more aware of my neck. I’m so much more sensitive to how it feels, so it’s hard to say what normal is. Whatever the case, I think I’ve been neglecting it in my training, and I think I need start strengthening it starting yesterday.

On a tangentially-related note, I’ve just been feeling terrible the past few days. Yesterday, I had a pounding headache that kept me up a little last night and woke me up several times throughout the day. All the while, I’ve been feeling nauseous and just different. Part of it is probably the fact that I haven’t gotten to go to the gym in a couple weeks and that makes me grumpy, but I also can’t help but feeling like my body isn’t as resilient as it used to be. At the same time, I think that’s probably just paranoia.

Or caffeine withdrawal. In any case, despite traveling this week, I’m getting back into the fray today because I’m tired of feeling sickly. The only thing I want to feel down about is losing two weeks’ worth of gym membership money.


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