I have to admit that as I wrote yesterday’s post I was optimistic that I would have . . . let’s call it COVID-lite. I mean come on, it’s round 2! So many vaccines! Etc.
On the up side, I am fine. Nothing life-threatening is going on.
On the down side, ew! I feel like total garbage. It’s not outside of what I have experienced with other memorably bad colds/flus, but #(%&#$ it still sucks. I had a fever of 103 last night. I can still read and watch TV but I have zero energy to do anything of substance, such as record BLP. Thankfully my wonderful sound team was able to give me some more time so hopefully I’ll be up for recording tomorrow.
The uncertainty is hard for this planner but I am trying to just take things one day at a time to the extent possible. Our nanny still has Genevieve which 100% feels like the right option for logistical reasons (and, understandably our nanny + her husband do not want to get COVID). I am grateful the big kids won’t be home until Sunday evening at which point we should be more functional and less contagious (and yes we will deploy masks at home in some fashion to try to prevent spread).
Anyway. All is okay. PERSPECTIVE. Below, a personal pep talk:
There will be other trips.
I will get my running speed back again. And hey, my training likely won’t be interrupted by COVID in the near future (well, hopefully).
I am in a best-case-scenario recovery position with no kids to take care of (and had planned to be off from work until Monday for vac anyway).
Josh is feeling a lot better (not 100% but way better than me) and can help a little.
Grocery/restaurant delivery is a thing!
Downloadable books/streaming TV/movies is a thing, and I still have a handful of Ted Lasso episodes left to enjoy.
Okay off to rest. My plans for today are to basically do nothing.
An n=1 study of COVID on resting heart rate: