It shattered all illusion. Illusion of fitness, that is. Smugness. Oh, I exercise almost daily, I said. I am fit. I'll just take this indoor cycling class because it's dark now after work. I can't go for a walk during the week until Spring. I guess I'll do a couple of these 45 minute cycling workouts for maintenance. Hah! I got so tired tonight at one point I almost fell off the bike - and I wasn't even working as hard as everybody else.
On top of that, I got nauseous from drinking Pine-Sol tasting water. Why, you might ask? Because this morning I pulled my old bike's water bottle off the cobwebbed bike in the garage. It looked kinda moldy, so I thought I would "sanitized" it by soaking it in water with a bit of disinfectant - Pine-Sol. I had no fear; I could rinse it out. Mistake. I think I poisoned myself.
I'm still coughing from the strain on my lungs. I used to do high impact aerobics regularly just, oh, 10 or 15 years ago... hmmmm. The first step back is the hardest.