Tai Chi Y3D195: Breathless

I’ve not talked about this much, but part of the reason for so many abbreviated practices in the last few days has nothing to do with accidie, and everything to do with illness.  For about a month now, I’ve been fighting off a ‘cold’ that started with headaches, moved into post-nasal drip and has finished up with a nice solid throat-cough which has gone on… and on… and on… and on… My doc finally put me on antibiotics, which helped not a whit, and may have temporarily made things worse.  So, it’s viral, probably, and maybe it’s this viral thing that put several kids on respirators in the midwest. Almost impossible to know, I guess, without a bunch of tests.  Also, no fever, nor much in the way of symptoms that would keep me home in bed.

Today I did sixty push-ups, and two qi gong forms, and the tai chi form that I’ve been doing for two and a half years. And I feel good.  I don’t feel well, but I feel like I’m at 80% of “well” instead of 60% of “well”. This is progress, and I’ll take it for now.

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One comment

  1. Bummer, Andrew. Kudos for still doing the work. I know a few adults here in the Midwest (me included) who have been suffering from something that seems to vary between allergies and something contagious, depending on the day. In my case it affects my sinus and therefore ear and therefore balance, so I do the work carefully.

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