I went to a tango festival over the Thanksgiving holiday and seem to have picked up a cold.

I was going to write a piece about being a beginner among experienced participants and all the insecurities it can bring out, but my discomfort is keeping me from concentrating.

So since it’s cold and flu season, I’ll leave you with this:

You can bet there will be honey and whiskey in this, today.

You can bet there will be honey and whiskey in this, today.

Take care of yourself. Eat good food, drink plenty of water, gorge yourself on vegetables. And if you get sick, don’t go to the gym to try to “sweat it out.” You’re just handing out your germs for others to have to deal with.

If you want to sweat it out, go for a run or a bike ride or do burpee intervals at home or outdoors.


Your fellow members and teammates will appreciate it. They don’t want to have to take sick leave from work or home life.

Plus, most coaches don’t get paid sick leave, so it sucks to have to take time off. Also, since we can’t just abandon any classes we own, finding substitute coaches at the last minute is an extra stress.


I will continue to work on the Being a Novice post for next week with the added assistance (distraction?) of DayQuil.