I find that I wake up with tight muscles during my work week. I do a few sets of sit ups and push ups to get the blood flowing, then hit the shower (sometimes the shower is first). During the first cup of coffee I am feeling pretty good. By the time I ride my bike into work I am alert, awake and ready to tackle the day.
Today my shoulders are tight and there is a muscle\tendon on the outer right side of my lower right leg that feels pulled or strained or something. At certain angles and taking certain steps I can definitively feel pain.
My head cold is trailing off with just a little congestion. I really notice the lack of strength during this cold. I felt fatigue after four hours of moving pallets and stacking Televisions.
I deduced a time-line, I believe I caught this germ around our open house, last Saturday. I had some tummy issues Sunday, but dismissed that as indigestion. By Monday night I was having post nasal drip and the sore throat. Nyquil night was begun. I like Alka seltzer cold, as it masks my symptoms well. After five hours of stocking, I noted we had enough coverage for me to head home sick, which I did.
I spent the rest of Tuesday, most of Wednesday asleep. I woke long enough on Wednesday to assess and call in sick to work. The Second time this year (arrgh!). By Thursday Morning I had slept 40 hours or so and was feeling pretty good.
I made it through my Thursday morning okay, but I was not my usual self. Friday I was better, however I headed south to work on my Brother-in-Laws computer and that took its toll.
My head was muddled enough that reading brought on a pretty good headache. The three hour car drive did not help matters. Still, after a good nap I felt up enough to go skating.
Again, I got fatigued way too fast. Today we are driving up to Portlandia to get my daughter from the airport.
I plan on resting most of the trip and bring along some meds.