If you’ve ever had an autoimmune disease, then you might be familiar with what happens after any events that might cause stress: you can have a flare! I really tried to have this weekend be a low-key affair..but I may need to take more action to reduce stress in the future.
I woke up with what felt like a head cold, sore throat, ear ache, aching joints, swollen limbs….yadayadayada! Seriously, though, sometimes I wish I didn’t have the physical reactions that I do. My goal now is to REST.
BUT even so, we had such a great time this weekend visiting with family and friends and celebrating my sons birth-day!! Can’t believe how great!
Anyway, I started the morning off with a cooling breakfast: protein smoothie, watermelon and a hard boiled egg.
That gave me energy enough to get through my 1.2 mile swim this morning amidst a real diving search for gold…
It turns out it was a search for a small gold filling: an older gentleman must have taken over 100 dives into the lap lane beside mine at the pool. After swimming more than 80 lengths I never once saw the glimmer of gold from the mouth of a fellow swimmer-turned diver, who was hell-bent on finding the filling that apparently fell from his mouth during his swim. Here’s hoping it all works out!
Anyway, I have to say that I felt quite sluggish doing my laps and I was retracing the past week trying to come up with an explanation. With Celiacs disease, this can be a crap shoot!
It was very muggy this afternoon and even so, I was able to get some work and practicing done. Thank goodness for my hubby, who was extra supportive today and hung out with the little guy (whose official b-day is tomorrow!!)…yay!