Today I did something that I haven’t done in a long while. I called out of work.
It all started last night. About an hour after dinner I began to develop a headache. It wasn’t anything overly painful, just one of those nagging headaches that doesn’t seem to go away.
I went about my usual nightly routine and headed down to my basement to complete another night of Insanity. My thought was that as I exercised, my body would release endorphins which would eliminate the headache.
Each and every jump throughout the Pure Cardio routine delivered a jolt of pain to my head. As the headache worsened, I began to feel like I had a bag of rocks in my stomach. Between the headache, stomachache, and a complete lack of energy, my workout was abysmal.
I struggled through the remainder of the routine and quickly made my way to bed. When my alarm sounded at 4:00am, I didn’t feel much better. The thought of driving all the way into work, sitting at a desk all day, then driving all the way back home was not appealing. So, I did something I haven’t done in quite some time, I called out sick.
I’ve spent my entire day basically doing nothing. As I write this, at nearly 6:00pm, I’m still wearing the clothes I threw on when I woke up this morning. The one and only thing I wanted to accomplish today was to relax outside with a cigar. I couldn’t muster up the energy to make that happen, which says a lot about the way I feel.
The only thing I have managed to do all day is read. I’ve been working on The Lies of Locke Lamora for the past couple of weeks. The books started off amazingly (the best prologue I’ve ever read) but got a little slow after about 100 pages. The slower section of storyline has been slow-going (with me reading a chapter here and there instead of a few per sitting).
Today I busted through the slow section and the action has been non-stop. I’ve barely been able to tear myself away from the book. I’ve got about 100 pages left and there is a good chance I’ll be just about finished with it before the night is through.
Tonight I am scheduled for 42 Minutes of Insanity: Plyometric Cardio Circuit. I’m determined to see this program through and do not intend to miss a day if I can help it. It may be a grueling night but I will get my time in, one way or another.