It breaks my heart to report that my illness coincides with maybe the best summer weather we've had in Jersey all summer. Seventy-five degrees, sunny, windy, no humidity... it's a dream come true.
I cannot be inside on days like this (now we're having our third in a row). Yesterday I decided to take a long walk and sweat out whatever it is that has me in its grip.
Maybe I was just feverish, but Rutgers Gardens looked especially gorgeous.
I walked for more than an hour--which was more than I'd planned to do. I got a little lost, truth be told.
I've walked these trails countless times, so maybe I did have a fever. Also: After Hurricane Sandy, many of the paths were closed off. Even the last time I walked here, months ago, many of the routes I knew were inaccessible due to fallen trees, unclear markers, etc.
It seems to me like much more is open now, and I walked paths I'd been apart from for more than a year. It's comforting to have them back... I just need to budget more time per hike!
Home. Made a kale juice with a garlic clove, cayenne pepper and fresh ginger root. It made me sleep and when I woke up, my brain felt a lot less hazy.
Still recovering today, but feeling hopeful I'll kick this soon.