Monday, June 7, 2010
I'm sick. This stupid summer cold came on from out of no where at the end of the week and now here I am, Monday afternoon, still feeling like I was run over by a truck.
Let me tell you people, this isn't pretty. At all. I have yet to master the art of being "sick-cute" as opposed to "sick-gross." I'm a fabulous mix of the dwarfs: Gumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, and the yet to be found dwarf - Icky.
So I think I have the right to complain. The right to moan about my achy muscles, to blow my nose loudly, to sleep half the day. I have a lot to gripe about.
But do you know what one of the most annoying parts of this cold is? I missed boxing.
What? Did I write that correctly? Have the cold meds sent me into a NyQuil-induced drugged-up haze? Nope.
I miss boxing and I'm bummed.
I normally go in once during the weekend to LA Boxing to sweat out the stress of the week. Hit the heavy bag hard and walk away feeling like a weekend warrior. I get on a high horse - gloating in the face of my former "can't be bothered to get off the couch" weekend-self. I start Monday feeling strong, not bloated. Quicker, not exhausted. Ready.
Not this week. Monday is currently laughing at me, all balled up in the corner, and kicking my butt. (Well, to be honest, last week wasn't a gleaming example either. Apparently Memorial day weekend - and alcohol - make for a really, really bad personal training session on Tuesday. It was laughable. Literally. We laughed at my inability to do just about anything last week.) But this is even more reason why I was ready to have a great weekend so that I could return to training on Tuesday in top notch form.
Instead, I spent yesterday in bed, surrounded by tissues.
I miss boxing. I want to get well. I need to get well. So I can go back, put on the gloves, and get back into the groove. Kick some butt. Tell the heavy bag who's boss.
I'm going to drag my butt in there tomorrow if I have to. It may not be pretty, but I know I'll feel so much better for doing it.
Now, please pass the chicken noodle soup.