Returning to Life
- Dec 10th, 2017 at 6:30PM
No sooner had I finished the final workout when I got very sick. It started on the Sunday night. I croaked through my Monday meetings, arriving is SF that evening. Monday night I had the sorest throat in memory. I felt there was no way I could get on a 15-hour flight to Hong Kong Tuesday. At 5am I was on the phone with the emergency travel line changing my flight to Tokyo for Wednesday. After my morning meetings, instead of heading to the airport I headed to the walk-in clinic and 2.5 hours later I had a pup,e of prescriptions to fill.
Before heading back to my hotel, I decided to get something to eat. For the first time in about 20 years, I went into McDonalds and ordered a small chocolate shake. Just what my throat needed. I returned to the hotel, slept for 5 hours, was up for 90 minutes and then slept the night. I almost missed my flight Wednesday due to what my taxi driver described as the worst traffic in his 27 years as a driver (due to an accident) but all was well and I was delighted to be heading home finally.
I am now well on my way to recovery after a very relaxed weekend. Saturday I did my first workout since Day 90. Somehow the K-Life workouts seem more challenging than KB 2 workouts. Just 15 minutes of skipping but wow...I can feel the 5 sets of 18 mini squats today.
Today John M and I participated in a 5.5 km run for charity sponsored by financial services companies in Tokyo. Cheered on Sean K in the 9.5km run that came first. Crazy Sean then did the 5.5km run with his son. Glutton for punishment. It was a lovely day for running, sunny, no wind and about 10-12C or just over 50F.
Sure as clockwork my son contacted me to inquire if I were back and invite himself for dinner. I will cook his favorite- lasagna- and send him home with lots of leftovers.