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January 27, 2021

COVID Diaries

Maybe it’s helpful, maybe it’s not, maybe you care, maybe you don’t.

What I know is that tracking performance helps performance and whilst you may be struggling to link “performance” and “COVID” that’s ok and perhaps a conversation for another time.

This is an account of what’s gone and is going down. It helps me and I hope at some stage it can help someone else. (My magic potion is at the bottom)

Day 12
First alarm clock in almost 2 weeks, of course I woke up 20 minutes before it! Class.
Back on the turbo trainer for the first time. Win!

Sleep: 9 hours
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 36
Exercise: 1 hour bike turbo. Legs were good. Happy days.

Day 11
New PR, woke up and got up before 7!! Winning. And did a workout with more than just my bodyweight. This is allllllll good news right! Then at 11am boooooom the headache from hell comes to play, 2 hours and I am out of it. Wild.
Sleep: 10 hours
Hydration: 5 liters, consistent, will also ditch tracking this.
Food: As you have seen its been 100% for a few days now so no need to track this anymore
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 33
Exercise: 40 mins. Used weight for the first time in 10 days

Day 10
Woke up feeling great then after 10 mins had the most insane headache, 20 mins later 80% better. She is a wild ride this puppy. Two podcasts and an interview to do today. Home life is pretty ok guys.

Sleep: 11 hours night
Hydration: 5 liters
Food: appetite 100%
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 37…..consistent you could say!
Exercise: 32 mins, tabata core work, loved it.

 

Day 9
A new week here in Dubai and a few days to go in isolation. I have been 80% for a couple of days now. I am searching for the final 20%, it will come but this guy seems to want to take time!!

Sleep: 11 hours night
Hydration: 5 liters – easy
Food: appetite 100%
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 37
Exercise: 30 mins, super happy

Day 8
Another banging sleep. Day 8 and I feel 8/10. This is good. Broke sweat in my workout and it felt good. More acai, more sun time, more winning.

Sleep: 11.5 hours night, 1 hour in the day
Hydration: 5 liters
Food: appetite 100%
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 37
Exercise: 34 mins, broke sweat, it was good

 

Day 7
No headache, this is good! Bit achy still but feel there may be change in the air. Maybe it was due to my just shy of 12 hours sleep, or the fact that I got loads of client programming done yesterday.
Emirates have stopped flights to London, care, zero!
It’s Friday, there was Acai and a few hours sun in the garden and of course a BBQ.

Sleep: 11.5 hours night, 2 hours day
Hydration: 5 liters – This is easy now
Food: appetite 100%
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 33
Exercise: 30 mins, even did some hollow rocks.

Day 6
No real headache but lower right back pain remains, odd. Am I 7/10 or 8/10? Tough one, will leave it unanswered. Holly not feeling great, test for her, here we go. Goal today….client programs, feel like I can give them my focus, lets hope I can and don’t end up writing absolute carnage.

Sleep: 10.5 hours
Hydration: 5 liters
Food: appetite 100%
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, paracetamol at night, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 34 (correlating with a good big sleep)
Exercise: 23 mins, felt way better than yesterday
Puzzle update: 85% complete, slowing down as waiting for another to arrive

Day 5
Wanted 8/10, didn’t get it, that’s part of the process. Moved for 20 mins on my yoga mat, felt great. Today was challenging as far as mental focus goes. Gave 2 interviews and a motivational talk to over 300 people online.
Sleep: 10 hours
Hydration: 5L water
Food: appetite 100% 3 meals
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, paracetamol at night, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: 40
Exercise: 20 mins
Puzzle is going well, 30% completed.

Day 4
Woke up 7/10, goal for tomorrow is 8/10, we get this by finishing today 7/10. The headache and I are clearly going to be friends for a few days yet. Jigsaw puzzle arrived, playing it for too long makes me stiff. 4 hours of calls and 3 hours of programming could have been too much for the day!
Sleep: 8.5 hours
Hydration: 4.5L water
Food: appetite 90% 3 meals
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, paracetamol at night, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: Figured we start monitoring this: 37

Day 3:
Woke up at 3:30am and fever is gone! Winning! An hour in the sun at lunchtime was nice, back pain has decided to leave me alone. Headache is like a fly that won’t go, just slightly annoying.
Sleep: 9 hours at night
Hydration: 4.5L water
Food: Appetite 90%, 3 meals
Medication: 3 x 200ml special potion, paracetamol at night, good green stuff.
Waking pulse: Figured we start monitoring this: 37

Day 2:
May have gone down stairs at 3am to check if my COVID test result had been sent. It hadn’t, however when I woke up it was there, Positive! Headache and fever remain, lower back is stiff, is this due to sitting / sleeping all day? Who knows, the desire to do anything else is limited.
Time to bulletproof my immune system, the magic potion gets made, halfway through I feint in the kitchen, weird one but life!
Sleep: 10 hours at night, 2 hours afternoon nap
Hydration: 2.5L water
Food: Appetite 80%, 3 meals
Medication: 2 x 200ml special potion, paracetamol at night.


Day 1:
Woke not feeling 100%. Realized after a few hours that what I was feeling was not “normal”…headache and body tired so went for a COVID test.
Headache maintains through the day, fever starts in the afternoon, don’t have a temperature gauge, don’t really need one to know I’m hot, is this an ultra? Lets go on feel!
Sleep: 7 hours broken at night, 1 hour morning, 2 hours afternoon, 90 mins post dinner
Hydration: Struggle to drink 1.5l
Food: Appetite 60%, 3 meals
Medication: Nil

 

Special Potion:
1 liter lemon juice
100grams fresh turmeric
150 grams fresh ginger
60ml apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Manuka Honey
2 tsp cinamon
1 tsp cayenne pepper
10ml Oregano Oil
Blend all
Serving size 200ml x 3 times per day

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Ruby January 27, 2021 AT 08 amReply

Hope you be 100% fine very soon

    admin February 1, 2021 AT 02 pmReply

    Thanks Ruby

Akhil Surendran January 27, 2021 AT 06 pmReply

Wish you a speedy recovery Marcus!

    admin February 1, 2021 AT 02 pmReply

    Thank you Akhil

Mossadiq Ali January 27, 2021 AT 06 pmReply

Feel better my friend. I am still awaiting that call to run with you in the desert and talk life.

    admin February 1, 2021 AT 02 pmReply

    I am also waiting for this great day!