When things don’t go as planned…

Yesterday didn’t go as planned.  I planned on climbing hard.  I planned on going for a good, long walk with a climbing buddy of mine after climbing.  I planned on having ice cream after that with said climbing buddy.  Did any of that happen?  No.  The answer is no, none of that happened.  None of that happened because I just wasn’t feeling well yesterday.  I felt like I was coming down with a bug or something.  I decided that sleep and hydration were the keys to not coming down with a full-blown sickness.  I had sent one black V1 on the Prow Wall and didn’t feel well physically or mentally before, during, or after that.  My nose was running, I had a fever for no good reason, I felt lethargic and fatigued, and I had already taken one nap yesterday before going climbing.  My friend understood and recommended that I go sleep and take care of myself so that I didn’t get sicker.  I was very sorry that I didn’t get to hang out with my buddy, but she understood and forgave me.  She’s a nursing student.  I went home and my husband took me to get something to eat for lunch before I slipped into my coma for the afternoon.  I slept for several hours, watched a movie with my husband (our Tuesday night tradition), and then rolled over and slept the entire night until 0541 hrs this morning (unprecedented).  I took my meds, drank a bottle of water, and had a little snack to go with my meds so that they sat a little better in my stomach.  So far, I’m feeling okay this morning.  So, no, things didn’t go as planned yesterday, but I may have avoided getting a full-blown viral or bacterial infection by sleeping and foregoing ice cream yesterday.  Usually, if I’m able to sleep when I feel a bug coming on, my body is able to fight it off and I don’t get the full-blown version, or any version at all!  I’m crossing my fingers, hoping that this one has been defended against successfully.  I may still take it easy today and rest more than anything just to make sure.  I want to be able to go climbing outdoors this weekend and I won’t be able to do that if I’m sick!  So, when things don’t go as planned, NAP!!! 😴

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