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When Food Poisoning Strikes

When I thought it was my body freaking out over the strenuous levels of Wildflower, I got hit with a pretty bad case of food poisoning. It all started on Tuesday, a beautiful sunny CA day, and me and my coworkers decided to have lunch at Henessy’s at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Ordered a Roast Beef Dip Sandwich. I remember one of the bites, the meat felt a little cold. I’m not really one to complain to the servers, and I just figured it they were busy and it was probably just sitting out in the kitchen waiting for the other food orders to come in. Gradually throughout the day, I was feeling a little nausea, feeling really out of it. I couldn’t concentrate in the meetings I were in, and people noticed. I was sweating, and a little dizzy. I left work a little early so I could take a nap. I took a nap on the couch, and I could feel myself heating up, sweating, but also cold at the same time. At this point, I still thought it was just sickness from the weekend. It didn’t occur to me that I had food poisoning until I was throwing up, and frequently using the restroom in the middle of the night!

I only remember being hit with food poisoning once before, the night before a trip to Portland. That night was probably worse. For the next few days, my stomach was very sensitive and I wasn’t really digesting anything. I felt weak… weak enough to pass on any IronTEAM training. I weighed myself a few days after the incident and saw I lost 6 pounds! Very unhealthy to lose that much so quickly! Still not 100%, I volunteered to do SAG for tomorrow’s practice since my system was still “unstable” for any long rides/runs. Prior to this week, the longest I’ve gone through without any activity has been 3 days, and with the look of things, this time it will be over 5 days, if this keeps up through the weekend. I considered myself on the team’s “injured list” because I don’t want to force it either. I’ll let time heal me, and I’ll just continue when I’m ready.