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Discussion: Lingering on cold/flu

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Jan 10, 2018 12:46 PM # 
Bags:
Chrissy got sick 'again' earlier this week. I will feel great and think I am pretty well over things and then another wave of 'crapped out' feeling hits me...feel tired, achy, and unmotivated. I seem to do okay with working out and most manual labor, but household chores are easier to put off feeling this way.

My brother had the flu version of this and it may have been too much for him...we'll never know.

Hope you get to feeling better. I look forward to you having some good races. Right now all I want is to be able to workout and stay as fit as I can. To run without stopping would be nice by the time it warms up this spring. I would at least like to get in a few good time trials. Not sure I'll ever race again...I'm dealing with all the aches and pains that hold me back but right now it's the weird heart thing that I'm a little afraid to push against too much.

When you say your heart is 'racing' what do you mean by that? Does it hurt or just put you out of breath and is there any pattern to it...such as fast running and non-running. I feel fine except for running/jogging...it is better the past two weeks...strangely enough I moved my watch to the right wrist and that took away a lot of the odd discomfort I felt in my left wrist and even my left chest area...I would have to shake my hand and hold my arm up a few seconds..it did not hurt or feel numb just bothersome is the only way I can describe it.
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Jan 11, 2018 1:30 AM # 
Esko Siren:
My heart flutters out of control and I feel like I'm scared or anxious. I can feel my pulse and it's going super fast. I don't worry about it... it's been happening for years.
It certainly affects my racing though. Maybe I can keep it under control in the marathon as the pace is slower.

Is Chrissy still working?
Jan 11, 2018 1:22 PM # 
Bags:
She has not worked in 20 years. She stopped when James was born and it seemed a good idea...it may have been better if she worked, but I think her chemical imbalance issues would have affected her on the job (keeping it for one thing) unless she had the most perfect job (for her) in the world.

I'll ask the doc about my own situation but all I know to do is do healthy stuff and live...including exercising that includes walk, jog and running. I stopped writing gain in Nov and still have not gone to a race...I'll finish my book someday...I've had all kinds of ideas and actually trashing a lot of them and have had about 100 different ways to end things. I guess I could keep things going but I'm already repetitive in recycling old ideas in a new way anyway which I see lot in the movies and tv series.

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