My body finally said "Enough is enough." I stayed home from work today, falling victim officially to what could be either a cold or an upper respiratory infection. Usually, when I stay home from work I sleep for a few hours and then rally to work remotely throughout the day. Not this time. All I could manage was to drink soup and tea in between three rounds of two-hour naps.
Coach Gerardo told me to take a couple days off from training. As much as I don't want to, I know I must. I'm hopeful my conditioning will allow me to bounce back quickly, but whatever I have at the moment feels particularly nasty. It caught me with my immune system compromised heading into a taper. Based on what I've heard from my friends at work who may have had the same bug, I might anticipate up to a two-week recovery process.
All I can do is take it one day at a time now, and try to give my body what it needs. I suppose it's the least I can do given what I put it through on an almost daily basis.
54 days and counting.