The day before New Year’s Eve I was full of plans, ideas, energy etc etc for 2016 . On New Year’s Day having spent NYE taking Lemsip tablets and Nurofen (Party Oooon Duuude) I woke up with the worst cold/virus I’ve had for years. A cold by any other name might have been flu, except I didn’t have aches; so I'm told it wasn't flu. Everything else, but no aches. And somewhere in the nose blowing and night sweats and hacking cough, I lost my mojo. All those plans and ideas got thrown out with the soggy tissues. FOUR boxes of the damn things. I could do a review on the softest tissues available (Kleenex ultra balm in case you were wondering).
Let’s start with the running. I finished my physio for my hip just before Christmas and I had planned to start jogging again this month. MrS had gamely agreed to accompany me as he thought he might like to shift some weight and get fit too. He is now 3 weeks ahead of me in the running stakes as I haven’t had the energy to start, just being able to breathe again is a bonus. The good thing about the Not-Quite-Flu-Virus (NQFV) is that I lost my appetite, so when I did step on the scales post-Christmas, the weight gain possibly wasn’t as bad as it could have been and I seem to have sustained the “no chocolate thing” so far too.
I was also going to write a blog plan. Ha, I couldn’t even pick up a pen for the first 3 days of January. So then I lost the impetus, and my nerve, and everything that had seemed like a good writing idea disappeared in the Lemsip haze. So I'm writing this as much to get out of my rut as well as to talk to you. All 3 of you dear readers...
All around me people were starting their “new beginnings” and I was stuck feeling sorry for myself in bed. Normally I don’t do NY resolutions, (see here) but this year it just felt like the right time. Well, it did, before NQFV.
So today, on Blue Monday (really, even Blue Monday is arriving earlier every year now, I thought that was next Monday) I got up and put on my big girl pants and dealt with it. I gave myself a good talking to. I put on a nice outfit for work, instead of jeans, I put some slap on and I walked to work. I’ve been to buy new running socks, I brought all my running gear home from Norfolk yesterday. I have written everything in my planner. I can see gaps in the year that we can fill. I have investigated adult learning (still not sure where I am with that).
Because, really there’s only so long I can wallow in this post-New Year, post-NQFV lethargy.
So I give you this lovely little gif I found on FB today …