The one good thing about getting sick during finals week is that my schedule of classes is altered and it's easier; so, I don't really have to teach at all this week, just administer my exams and read a lot of papers (which, thanks to hard work on Monday and Tuesday, I'm actually pretty much caught up on). This meant that yesterday, when I was really feeling like crap, I was able to get home by noon and spend the rest of the day in one of two spots: couch or bed.
Plus, I got to sleep in this morning, and with all the extra rest, I feel much better. I have a headache, and am still kinda congested, but it's worlds better than how I felt yesterday. This is generally the pattern a virus follows, and I get over them pretty quickly; I just wish my immune system would block them from getting in in the first place. Granted, like any teacher, I'm exposed to a lot of germs simply by the volume of people I come in contact with -- I have 150 students a semester, and they are always sick (sometimes I suspect they are licking their papers that they turn into me!) -- so it's gotta be a losing battle to protect me completely, but c'mon, sometimes I think my ninja immune system is sleeping on the job and just allowing these viruses to slip by.
Today, I have no finals to give, so I am thinking of cleaning up the house, taking Scooter for a walk and then going in to my office this afternoon. And if I'm still feeling well this evening, I'd like to do a short run. We'll see.