So I seem to have almost completely recovered from tonsils surgery and went back to work on Monday. The recovery process was brutal, but having some time off work was beyond needed. I have been far too stressed out over getting a big project done. I got my voice mostly back on the 5th, eight days after the surgery, but it was still regularly giving out on me.
I had my follow-up with the doctor on Tuesday, and he said I'm healing well and can resume normal activities. Good thing since I had restarted karate a week prior and work the day before the appointment. I did wait to run until after the appointment, but that was only because of scheduling conflicts with my running partners.
So I came back to work with a lot on my plate. On Monday and Tuesday, I called it quits after 8 hours, but Wednesday and Thursday were 14-hour days. Friday was 9. That's 53 hours for the week, and I still feel dead from it all. I can't help but feel like I've gone soft. I used to do 55+ for weeks on end back at Deloitte.
I need to remember to cut myself some slack for recovering from surgery. My voice and overall energy levels were not at their peak.
I try to remember that with my running too. Amy, Alicia, Dina and I ran 5 miles this morning, at a 10:15 pace. Way slower than our pre-Christmas pace, and I was not holding the team back, but I was the only one who had been under doctor's orders not to run. But I decided to be grateful for the distance, because Amy and I have a half-marathon in less than a month, and we just need to finish.