Wednesday, August 04, 2010

30 days of yoga: Day 25 - unclean, UNCLEEEEEEAN!

About a week into my 30 day challenge I went to see Inception with Best Mate Jo. Upon picking her up I asked, like a polite gentleman, how she was. Her reply, or rather what I could make out through the snot and croaking throat, horrified me. I spent the next 10 minutes smooshed up against my driver's side window, and briefly wondered whether I could get away with making her sit elsewhere in the cinema to avoid the risk of contamination.

If you were wondering, I loved the movie, though.

The following day was spent sitting around the house being incredibly paranoid and wondering if I was feeling a tad feverish or could detect the early stages of a sore throat. Having invested a considerable amount of time in the challenge, and £130 to cover my month long unlimited pass, I was understandably nervous. Fortunately, nothing transpired as a result of an evening spent with the unclean.

Fast forward to today, day 25 of my epic challenge. With the finish line in sight I'm feeling pretty chipper … until two colleagues came in sounding like death warmed up and insisted on getting within contamination range while making a cup of tea. If I'd had any holy water on me I would've showered them in it and started chanting random things in Klingon Latin. Cue the return of my paranoia and, disturbingly, a headache.

This is it, I thought, I'm stumbling on the final straight. I nevertheless went to class, fearing - although the idea was repulsive to me - that I might have to leave if I began to feel too rough. But then a miraculous thing happened! The combination of the extreme heat and excessive sweating made my headache disappear - and I went on to ace the class.

So I've now got five days left in which to evade the diseased, after which time I'll happily submit to a lurgy and bed rest. Well, maybe not 'happily,' but the idea of lolling about in bed for a few days actually is quite appealing.


Inexplicable DeVice said...

If anyone with the lurgy does try to speak to you, you should reply: SoHvaD pagh vIjatlh, tera'ngan!

Tim said...

I'm glad to say I have NO IDEA what that means.

CyberPete said...

Good for you!

You yogi you. If you wore a bear costume we could call you yogi bear.

Next stop Yellowstone

Tara said...

Yeah, the headache was probably brought on by the stress and paranoia of being around the sickies, and probably the heat and humidity.

Glad you liked "Inception"! I liked it too. One of the guys that was in some of the beginning scenes was played by Lucas Haas, the little kid from "Witness".

Joanna Cake said...

Echinacea! The best preventative..

Tim said...

Cyberpete - Maybe I could polish off a pic-er-nic basket?

Tara - The name Lucas Haas rang bells but I couldn't remember where from! Thanks for that!!

Joanna Cake - YES! I've used that before - good stuff!!