Sunday, 9 February 2014

Struggling Back Towards Health

My karate teacher likes to hold Bruce Lee up as an example.  Not just of fist-flying and kick-wielding vengeance but also of the dangers of turning your body into a finely tuned machine.  Lee's body was so finely tuned that taking a simple over-the-counter painkiller killed him.

I think there's probably something equivalent at the other end of the spectrum.  When a person is constantly under stress and operating at the edge of capacity, it doesn't take much to knock them down and keep them down.

A simple cold/flu has managed to keep me brain-fogged and bed-ridden for four days.  I'm still not anywhere near full capacity.

Not as dramatic as Bruce Lee perhaps, but then I also can't knock someone through a wall with a one inch punch.

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