Unbelievably, one day after I publish a post about feeling good and looking forward to racing Columbia, I wake-up feeling not so good. I awoke at 4:10 am feeling fatigue and a little achy. I persevered and made my way to the gym for my morning 3500 yd swim. Although, everything about me was moving more slowly. I kept second guessing whether I should've have even gotten out of bed. I did my 800 yd warm-up followed by 4x50 yd intervals. My stroke felt good, and I thought about continuing. But, I could feel my body telling me that if I did, I would pay for it later. So, after 1000 yds, I got out of the pool and went home.
Laura asked why I was back so soon. I told her I wasn't feeling well. At this point, it was about 5:50 am and between then and 6:30 I had gotten considerably worse and called off work. I scheduled a doctor's appointment and went back to sleep.
At the doctor's office, the nurse took my temperature, 101.2. I expected that based on how I'd been feeling. The doctor examined me and concluded I probably have pneumonia. Yep, freakin' pneumonia. How about that for two steps back!
So, no Columbia this weekend. I'm already feeling significantly better today. The fever is gone, but I have to get this taken care of if I want any shot at being my best at Eagleman on June 8. I'm doing my best to stay positive. My body has told me once again, that I need more rest. I will make sure I get it this weekend and then go from there. Stay tuned!