Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Plans, plans, plans

After a few pretty awful days I am finally feeling better. Not 100%, not even 80%, but I hope I am getting there slowly. Apparently I had a virus (possibly even swine flu) and that is why my antibiotics were not working properly. I still have blocked nose, I cough and also sound nothing like me but I feel soooo much better than I did over the weekend.

I had a chat with a good friend who is also a doctor about how soon I can get back to training but she told me to wait until I feel better because my immune system is lower than normal right now and I could pick something up again if I start training too soon. So I am waiting.... I am hoping to do some light training this weekend. I have not trained properly for almost 5 full weeks. It has all been on and off with the last two weeks being particularly bad so I am terrified of getting back to training. Don't get me wrong, I simply cannot wait to do it, but at the same time I am terrified of seeing that my fitness has gone downhill. And it has, and I HATE it. But as long as I am healthy I am going to work my butt off to get to where I was (and pass that) soon. So, for the weekend, I hope to do an easy 1 hour spin on the bike and an easy run and then get back to Jen's training programme on Monday.

On a slightly different note, Shaun has found out today that he probably won't deploy until the first week of April, which is great news because I get to spend more time with him. But to me that screamed NO OCEANSIDE straight away. But.... There may be a way around it and we won't really know for sure until some time in March but I hope our plan works. And that is for Shaun to come to Cali with me at the end of March. Apparently he needs to be in the UK at least 5 days before they deploy so it is completely workable. We will do our best to make it work but we are completely at the mercy of the Army. AGAIN.!!!! Everyone, fingers crossed.

And staying on the Army topic, we have another dinner night at the Officers' Mess this Friday. To be perfectly honest I do not feel like going at all. It means that I have to rush from work, get home, get ready, rush to the Mess, chat to the people I have to even though I do not particularly want to (does that sound bad???) etc, etc. I know that in the end we will have good time but right now I feel that I would rather be in my PJs in front of my TV on that Friday night. But it is the last party before the battalion deploys so it IS important to be there.

12 comments:

D said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Fingers crossed here! I even promise to eat your crap chocolate if you can come!! :D

Lisa T said...

CALI!

Heidi Austin said...

don't you love those officer events? i'm not a fan either... especially because i can never stand most of the other wives! lol is that bad? anyway sorry to hear your other half is leaving :(

hope you feel better soon!

Beth said...

Oh I'm so with you Angelina - I am not a huge fan of parties where I'm not going to know people well. PJs are much preferred!! :) Anyway, hope you are able to get back to some light training here soon. Take it easy though and feel better soon!! And whatever happens with Oceanside, it will all be good!

jessithompson said...

I can completely relate to a big sigh and wishes just to be in your PJs chillin'... sounds soooo good!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I feel EXACTLY the same about those party thingys. :) The good news is that its the last one until he gets back...so there IS a light at the end of the tunnel!

Feel better! I know exactly what you mean about the training and being ill. Just take it easy and listen to your body! I'm thinking of you! :)

Well - Nathaniel and I would be over the moon if you AND Shaun came to SoCal for Oceanside. At that point Nathaniel (deploying mid-April) will know where in A. he'll be. The (current) rumor is that he'll be with a bunch of Brits. So... that would be SUPER! But the both of us would enjoy another late-night conversation with the two of you! :)

Cheers!!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Glad you are starting to feel better. And I'm thrilled there's a chance I'll get to meet you in person in Cali!

TriGirl Kate O said...

Definitely let the body heal! You could always use the "I've been horribly sick and don't want to get anyone else sick so I can't stay long" excuse at the party...

Thanks for the bday wishes! I'll keep my fingers crossed for Oceanside.

BreeWee said...

WAIT! you have to wait, only choice you have..... no go till 110% or you dig in a darn hole. Go get the cocowater and all it your workout.

Hope you get better soon and dont worr about missing a few workouts, its okay. HUGS!

捷運 said...

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Mer! said...

I know that feeling all too well "the mercy of *enter any military branch*"....and "mandatory fun" parties....especially when you're not feeling well!!!

I would LOVE to meet you guys if you come to Oceanside...i'll be out cheering friends and Amanda on so it would be SO awesome to meet you!!

However...I also know those pre-deployment "wonderings"....so i'll have my fingers crossed for you in terms of FEELING BETTER and being able to race.

Sometimes i've found, I actually race better with ridiculous amounts of time off.....hope you are on the mend very soon!!!

Charisa said...

Hope you continue to feel better. My fingers are crossed. If it doesn't work for Oceanside maybe you can come out another time just to train and have fun :)