Archives for: August 2008, 23
Taekwondo is going well. My feet and ankles have been sore this week after years of using them only for walking on. All kinds of little muscles are sore. A couple months ago I could hardly flex my toes, but that is changing. I love having a workout with definite goals, where I can see my progress and learn how to do new things.
I had a little sore throat before my last class, but went anyway, as it's not uncommon for me to have a morning sore throat that goes away. I was able to keep up with the class just fine, and was in for many sore muscles from it. Then my whole body got sore on top of all the sore muscles, and by Friday I was having spells of feeling very horrible. I was taking everything from the supplement cabinet that I could think might work, but it wasn't helping that much. So I went in to the doctor and she was very impressed my the looks of my throat, and I quickly found out I have strep throat. I'd been meaning to go in for a while for mild, though painless, symptoms of a UTI, and sure enough, I had that too. So I'm taking a strong round antibiotics now, to cover both infections. This was the first UTI I've had since 1999! Back then they were exceedingly painful, even with only a trace of infection, so this one took me by surprise.
I get strep every couple of years, and it always hits me harder than any flu ever does. Even though my sore throat wasn't all that terrible yet, my body felt absolutely lousy. Today my sore throat is worse, and I can see now that it looks sick, whereas before it just looked a little red. My body, however, feels quite a bit better. It's a good thing that I have lots of polyflora, I'll need it.
Last week I finally, officially, irrevocably, weaned my youngest. He'll be three in November, and was only nursing once a day, but now that is done. So I ordered some new supplements, the Genotype Gatherer formulas. I never took the time to find out if I could take them while breastfeeding, I just took the more conservative option and waited. I'm excited to start taking those once they arrive. My gatherer traits have become more obvious to me over the last few months, so I'm looking forward to balancing them out.