Well, the alpine start to climbing didn’t happen this morning because, without really knowing it, I turned the alarm off and went back to sleep. I guess I must not have been feeling up to it! I got up about an hour and 15 minutes later and had some trouble getting my body temperature to settle down. I have a bit of a fever, I think. I was burning up for about a half an hour and now I’m freezing! So, what to do about climbing today… I’ll have to cerebrate on that. I think that I got a little too exhausted yesterday and took a step backwards in terms of getting over this sickness of mine. I’m not sure whether I should take the day and recover some more or go get some time on the wall at the climbing gym and potentially set myself back in terms of getting well. I know I’m not contagious anymore, and I’m not producing any odd-colored bodily fluids (mucus is clear), so I don’t think I’d spread this bug to anybody if I went and climbed. The problem is my energy levels. I’m exhausted and I just woke up! I’m not comfortable with the fact that my body can’t really regulate its temperature very well this morning, either. I talked to my doctor yesterday and he said that when he had this bug, it really took it out of him! He’s a high-energy fellow, and I saw how exhausting it was for him just to go from his chair to his desk – just to walk from the bathroom to his office – when he had it. He was exhausted just sitting in his chair during our sessions! He was so sick! He was really congested with the rough cough that I have, too. I know I have a similar, if not the same, bug and I really feel the weakness and the lack of energy. This bug really takes it out of you!!! I’ll see how I feel a little later this morning. I might take today and recuperate some more. If I find myself having a little energy later, that might be something to store up and work from instead of expending it and ending up worse off than I am now. This is a tough illness to get over!!! I’m still congested with a cough and the lack of energy worries me. If I don’t have any energy, that must mean that all of my energy is going toward fighting this bug off!!! I really, really want to get some EEG data while I’m climbing, though!!! I’m really excited about that and I want to go and do it ASAP! Can it wait? Well, probably. I don’t want to wait, though! I want to get some data to compare to what I have already! I need climbing data!!! Such a conundrum! I’ll have to cerebrate on that some more… To climb today, or not to climb today…THAT is the question!!!
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