It sure was a stressful week this week with being sick and having issues with my foot from being stung by a stingray while I was in Florida. Here’s what happened:
Back Into Work Full Swing
I just got back from Florida at the beginning of the week, so this update comes to you post-vacation and adjusting from beach life to work life. At my job, you have to sometimes pull a 10 to 11 hour shift on Friday and Saturday nights. While I didn’t have to pull that shift on Friday, I did on Saturday. Everything was going well–it was a steady night, which is good in my world. As soon as it slowed down, I immediately felt a fever coming on and dizziness along with a head ache. I thought I was just tired from burning the candle at both ends with working two jobs and keeping up on social appearances. I was in for a little more of a trip when I thought to check my foot–it was pretty bruised all week from being stung in between the toes.
Remember My Fun Trip to Florida?
So a week prior, I had been stung by a stingray in Clearwater Beach. I wasn’t in any pain after initially being stung and treated at the local fire station. The firefighters did say to watch for infection and I suddenly had thought of this at work when I began feeling sick. I took off my boot and sock to notice that my foot went from a decent sized bruise to extremely inflamed and a large red area around the wound–you can read more about the experience by clicking here.
Once I got into a doctor Sunday, they told me to take it easy and prescribed me antibiotics to treat the infection. I am not one to ever take it easy, but I have been good about taking my antibiotics. All in all, I am feeling better aside from this awful cold I have been fighting at the same time! This week was a bit of a rough one for me, so I didn’t accomplish as much of my 25 Things Before 25 tasks as I was hoping.
What I Have Accomplished
I wrote last week that I didn’t complete as many of my 25 Things Before 25 tasks as I had hope in Week 1… Well, the universe was listening and gave me a little reminder to not be so tough on myself. This week I accomplished 8 tasks and had a tough time doing so! Honestly, I am going to just be proud of myself for getting anything done at all with being so sick and working so much. Also, beyond just working away at each individual task, I worked towards my October goals and got a lot of writing done! This week, my focus and ability to participate in activities was compromised, but here is what I did accomplish:
- Completed 4 of my routine workouts (Number 8)
- Got a new set of nails (Number 9)
- Memorized a bible verse (Number 12)
- Tried a new product (Number 18)
- Saw a new movie (Number 22)
My Progress in Perspective
As I mentioned, being sick and having my foot injury definitely got the best of me this week. I took the time to crunch the numbers, and while they aren’t looking wonderful, I am still on track to meet my goals. I am trying not to be too hard on myself because we all need a break now and again; getting sick is kind of a good reminder to slow down sometimes. At the end of Week 2, I have completed 8 new tasks and 22 tasks total of 900. I should be averaging 17-18 a week with 5 to 6 being my routine workouts. As you can see, I have not participated in all of my workouts due to being sick. No one wants to be in the gym next to someone coughing and sneezing everywhere, right? I only went on the days I woke up feeling good enough. I don’t think I have been sick all year, so this is really a shock to me.
Goals for October
Although I have spent the week either in bed or at work, I did make progress towards my October goals that I shared with you all last week. My October goals are:
- Have at least one thing in each category completed by the end of the month, since I have 14 categories with nothing in them after the first week.
- Post 2 or more blogs per week describing these adventures.
- Add videos of my experiences to Instagram!
I did add to 2 more categories, so that leaves only 12 categories with nothing in them after Week 2! I began writing 2 blog posts (they weren’t actually published until Week 3). I also, added videos to my Instagram story which brought a lot of feedback! All in all, I am glad I chipped away at each of these goals so that in the next 21 days I will likely have completed each goal!
Thanks for tuning in to see how Week 2 has gone! Check back for the Week 3 Update next Monday!
I’m off to watch my Packers play Monday Night Football!
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