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Monday, July 27, 2015

Back to the gym again

San Francisco did leave me with an awful cold, a mutant strain that caused non-stop sneezing, eye weeping and runny nose. Hard to breath through all the mucous. Really, it's disgusting.

Luckily I decide to try sinus irrigation with simple saline spray. I am relieved instantly, and astonished at the stuff in the sink. This, lots of fluids and rest, and zinc seems to cut it short. Still, it is impossible for me to get to the gym for a week. I am able to do some ab work and stretching during my sick leave. 

Today was 45 minutes on the treadmill, doing a hill program. Worked up a sweat all over and feel good. Proud of myself for not giving up, like I normally would do before BC. With all the treatments ending except Tamoxifen, it's vital that exercise become part of my routine. The stress reduction and health benefits are clear. I do want to be able to walk up that real hill in Maine this year!