So you may have noticed it’s been very quiet around here the last few weeks. I got sick enough to miss my first day of work in about 5 years in January but managed to shake that off in a few days. Well apparently that was just getting me ready for the real deal in February… round two of this flu took me down, hard. I haven’t been sick like this in years, it sucked. Shivering (me! indoors at room temperature no less!), intense sore throat, a little sleep deprivation, coughing, random aches and pains, the occasional hallucination, etc – what’s not to enjoy? I’ve shaken off most of the major symptoms but I still have a bit of a death rattle left in my chest. Fun right? It totally derailed my swimming for about 3 weeks. I’ve been avoiding the ocean seeing as 50 degree water would have probably pushed me over the edge into pneumonia city, and just this week I’ve gone back to the pool for a few short swims with a lot of kicking keeping my head above water. I’m getting very very very antsy, I need my cold water fix! I’m hoping this weekend to venture back in the ocean. I’ve been visiting it a lot from the shore and it’s time I finally get back to doing what I love to do. Hopefully there’s not a third round of the Rob D. Plague of 2012!

Anyways, for those of you that depend on me for vicarious salt and sunshine whilst snowed in and/or landlocked I hope to be back to the water and breaking cameras again shortly :) I went to the beach for lunch today and was legitimately tempted to crawl down a cliff face to float in the kelp in the sunshine so it’s doubtful I’ll be able to hold out much longer regardless of how I’m feeling… they say “the cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” I might try that out since it’s cheaper than my co-pay, haha

2 Responses to “Reemerging From a Full Stop Courtesy of the Flu”

  1. I’ve come to the conclusion February = ‘flu month for swimmers. You could set a calender by it.

  2. Rob D says:

    I’m normally pretty robust, but damn, this year is kicking my ass! I thought I was better and started making moves backwards over the weekend… hopefully it’s a short lived set back because now that the time has changed it’s open water training go time!