|I can't imagine how they got to me!|
What can I say? Last week's posting was great and this week's is absolutely rubbish. My apologies. Let's blame it on the pain. Or discomfort rather. Severe at that.
No, the H didn't come back, I think I have cracked that now. Cycling training and then a shower, followed by a minute long full blast with the 'burn' temperature and I have been doing okay. Let's hope it continues. The swim training this week went absolutely fine as well. I didn't need half as many stops and breaks to do the two laps I need, so I was very pleased with that.
The blueberry picking trip that was planned for Wednesday was moved to Thursday, due to very heavy rains. On Thursday it looked like it was a wash-out for a while as well, but then it cleared and we were fine. I got a load of blueberries and filled three pots with jam. Need to recook two of those, since the pots didn't suck to vacuum properly, but that's a 30 minute job.
The jogging training on Friday got nixed due to my fear of the rain. I feel there is no point in getting ill now, so we cancelled. Turned out, the weather cleared almost immediately after. So, in the evening, with guilt racking through me, I made my way outside and walked a brisk five kilometers. Not quite jogging, but nearly.
|The container in my left hand is full of blueberries|
So, this discomfort. Severe at that. Well, stepping in an ant hill while picking blueberries, is probably not the best idea. They were swarming all over my right leg. But I don't think they were that bothersome. I think the midges were more of a problem and they got me. EVERYWHERE! My left arm has at least 12 vicious looking red bumps. They itch, they itch more, they hurt. My right arm may have a few less, but again: itch and hurt. Both my legs are covered with midge bites and they didn't stop there either: no my face has been gotten as well. Mind you, the ones there at least don't itch and/or hurt.
In fact, the itching and hurting became so bad that last night I covered myself in burn gel and then proceeded to cover that up with large plasters and such. It worked to a degree.
I have now bought (finally) some insect repellent to be used next time I venture out into nature. Plus three more bottles with the burn gel, since the bottle I had was obviously empty!