I’m *almost* recovered after this weekend’s deadly 48 hour stomach virus. Confession – I haven’t left my apartment since Friday morning! Crazy right? I ended up working from home yesterday because I still didn’t feel fully recovered, but I’m almost there! 95%…minor nausea comes and goes, and my body feels slightly weak and shaky. My appetite has returned for the most part but I’m still being very cautious about what I eat because food, any food, makes my stomach feel…off. But a girl gots to eat right?!
Speaking of food – the last two things I ate before getting sick a few hours later were a Quest Bar and two slices of Manna bread. I highly doubt that these were the root cause of the Great Stomach Flu of 2015 but now the very thought of eating Quest Bars or Manna bread makes me queasy. It’s gotten so bad that I even threw away the rest of the bread because I couldn’t stand seeing it every time I opened the freezer. Yuck! Let’s hope this aversion disappears soon because…
…my cabinets are stocked full with Quest Bars!
But you know what’s been really good to my body and I? #1 = Earl Grey tea! I grew up drinking basic black tea, it’s a Russian kitchen staple, and I found myself craving black tea and only black tea these past few days. I swear it’s done wonders for my well-being. #2 = a clean apartment & fresh laundry! I spent yesterday morning cleaning my tiny studio to rid of all germs. This is embarrassing but I even (finally) had the energy to take a shower…my first in waaaaay too many days. So fresh and so clean clean.
Today will be my first run since Thursday and I’m planning on taking it very easy. I have 4 miles scheduled but have no issues cutting the mileage down as needed. Health comes first! Plus, no one wants to see a girl faint while running along the East River.
In other random news, I skipped volunteering at the ED yesterday (because #sickpeople and weak immune system) and got sucked into watching all two hours of The Bachelor. My friend got me into the show for the first time ever last season with Andi, and naturally I can’t help following along with farmer Chris’ journey. I’m so tempted to just Google the winner but I suspect I’ll regret it in the near future if I do.
And with that I’m off to conquer this chilly Tuesday!
Who else has been watching The Bachelor?
Do you have any food aversions?
What is your favorite type of tea? Any other Earl Grey fans out there?