It hit Ryan first causing a trip to the bathroom to purge every 20 minutes for 5-some odd hours. It was at this point I had to vacate the premises due to my very real and very debilitating phobia of barf. Oh but I didn't get far before I soon found myself in the grips of gut wrenching nausea. My only saving grace was getting the Gravol down and keeping it down early enough.
We've spent an inordinate amount of time in bed. Rolling around in discomfort. Sleeping. Doped up on Gravol. Watching hours of mindless entertainment. Neither of us are the type to be horizontal for such long periods of time. Its been difficult but necessary.
My blood sugars have remained stellar. Why? Because I haven't really eaten anything in days. That'll do it. If only I could go the rest of my life without food I'd be a perfect diabetic!
In all this time we've had to occupy ourselves it has paved the way for some new beginnings. Ryan, started a blog called "An Athlete in Transition"! It's about his transition as an athlete from one sport to another. It will prove to be a good read. We've also had plenty of time to do some reading on how to improve our lives together as athletes. From learning about alkaline diets and the green smoothie revolution to cutting down our grocery bill out of necessity. We learned about making our own energy gels of which the first experiment failed. It tasted somewhat okay but the look was that of something I can't even bring myself to envision. Remember my very real phobia I mentioned above?
It's ironic that this bug has floored us at this time being the new year. There are many new paths we'd like to take to make our bodies healthier and to make us better athletes. I'm sure we will both be documenting our journeys but right now I'm falling over while lying down. Gravol is better than drugs or alcohol any day.