You know what's not conducive to exercising? Heavy breathing and coughing attacks.
I am much, much better. Today for the first time my head isn't very clogged and I think my hearing is back to normal. Sound has been coming through a phlegmy filter for the last week and a half or so. I still have an occasional cough. It gets worse when I do crazy things like get up from my desk and walk around. I still have to sit down and rest after I climb two flights of stairs. My lungs are still recovering, apparently.
So, the upshot is, I have not been to the gym. I didn't swim on Saturday because, really, all I wanted to do was sleep in, take my Mucinex, and be still. I got in 3 1/2 days of work last week and by Friday night I was beat.
Last night I got home late from a work meeting and although I was physically exhausted, I felt really antsy. I'm getting frustrated with not being able to work out, or even go for a decent fast-paced walk, and I'm hoping that's a sign that I'm getting better.
My swimming buddy and I have a plan to swim THIS Saturday. Hopefully my lungs are up to the task.