Like a bag of rocks…

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 LamoraOpens in a new tab. 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.

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Hi There, My name is Walt White and as the name of this blog suggests, I am a Pennsylvania resident. In addition to having numerous hobbies that I discuss on my blog - I’m also the father of three little girls and a pitbull.

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