…more on the cyclops in a moment. I’m just going to glance right over the rest of
craptastic Monday since we last talked & let you know by far the best part of that day aside from the kick-booty morning workout, was this dinner. Amazingness in a Bowl…BAM!
That my friends is
magic grilled salmon, steamed kale & peppers, a baked sweet potato & some EVOO & Sriracha (Duh!). It hit the spot for dinner the other night
Enter the cyclops portion of this post (this might be gross to some extent so feel free to quit reading
forever) — Yesterday morning I woke-up with a stuck shut right eye. When I finally stumbled to the bathroom & was able to partially open my eye, it began dumping oozing liquid, lovely huh? Jon happened to walk in at that point & helped the situation by exclaiming “Oh sick, what’s WRONG with your eye?!?”. He is claiming sleep induced rudeness & says he doesn’t remember saying anything. I don’t believe him ever for a second! After a few Clear Eyes drops, it seemed to improve, & since I was already up I took things to the treadmill for Sprints. Somehow the eye stayed sane throughout a sprint workout & some NASM review. Love the “Quit Slackin’ & Make $hit Happen” mantra!
It was when I got home from the gym that things started to go downhill quickly. My lovely eye decided to alternate between twitching, oozing liquid & just looking plain frightening! Not sure what’s scarier, my red eye or me close-up with no make-up, you choose!
Luckily work was ok with me hoofing it to Urgent Care to get things squared away. After 20-minutes, $60 & a doctor who was convinced I was a nurse (don’t ask!), I had a prescription for antibiotic drops.
At that point I was about done with the day. Luckily things started to look up a tad as I convinced everyone I needed to work from home as not to spread germs. Plus I didn’t want to have to bust out with an eye-patch & explain that all damn day!
I ended up alternating work with washing every last item of material I may have touched in the past 24-hours to calm my
germaphobe boyfriends nerves stop the spread of the dreaded plague. Last night for dinner we had chicken crockpot tacos which never fail. I like to turn mine into a mess of a salad & scoop it all up with chips, they’re a great “vessel” for eating salad with! And some wine because I hear the alcohol in wine can kill pink-eye germs not really but let’s pretend!
This morning I woke-up with 2 functional eyes — WOO HOO! Since I’m not contagious & feeling fine aside from a
crackhead looking somewhat reddened eye I headed to the gym for a version of this workout (and before anyone freaks out that I took my pink-eye self to a public place, I’m more than cautious when I’m at the gym on a normal basis wiping down the machines, washing my hands & using hand sanitizer, in fact, probably more cautious that 85% of the gym-goers on a daily basis & was extra cautious this morning) —
I ended up needing some positive self-talk to push myself through the workout, some days are tougher than others! This post from Tina at Best Body Fitness yesterday was spot-on when she wrote “Your Workout Is Up to You“. So true that we are the only ones who can truly determine how hard we work at anything in life really. This is one of the reasons am getting NASM certified, to MOTIVATE & ENCOURAGE others to work their hardest! On that positive note, sayonara!
When was the last time you
wore an eyepatch were sick? Do you often find that you can push yourself harder than you think in your workouts or other tasks? What motivates you? Make it a fab day!