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I have man flu......:o(

((((((((((((((((((I HAVE MAN FLU)))))))))))))))))))

Have tried training through it, but we all know that's not the right thing to do.



  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    I share your pain. Got a throat infection to top it off.

    No training this week and my first sprint a week on sat.

    This one has really floored me...thinking of pulling out now.

    Best advice, stay away from training and get a good recovery.

  • clarkey30clarkey30 Posts: 270
    Stay away from the light big guy!!!!!
  • treefrogtreefrog Posts: 1,242
    I had a raspy throat yesterday, I tok the day off training, had an early night and got on with it today!
  • CPT333CPT333 Posts: 56
    The agonizing truth about MAN-FLU.

    1. Man-Flu is more painful than childbirth. This is an irrefutable

    scientific fact*.

    *(Based on a survey of over 100,000 men.)

    2. Man-Flu is not 'just a cold'. It is a condition so severe that the

    germs from a single Man-Flu sneeze could wipe out entire tribes of

    people living in the rainforest. And probably loads of monkeys too.

    3. Women do not contract Man-Flu. At worst they suffer from what is

    medically recognised as a 'Mild Girly Sniffle' - which, if a man caught,

    he would still be able to run, throw a ball, tear the phone book in half

    and compete in all other kinds of manly activities.

    4. Men do not 'moan' when they have Man-Flu. They emit involuntary

    groans of agony that are entirely in proportion to the unbearable pain

    they are in.

    5. Full recovery from Man-Flu will take place much quicker if their

    simple requests for care, sympathy and regular cups of tea are met. Is

    that really so much to ask? Florence Nightingale would have done it

    6. More men die each year from MFN (Man-Flu Neglect) than lots and lots

    of other things. (Like rabbit attacks or choking on toast).

    7. Men suffering from Man-Flu want nothing more than to get out of bed

    and come to work, but they are too selfless to risk spreading this awful

    condition amongst their friends and colleagues. In this sense, they are

    the greatest heroes this country has ever known.

    8. In 1982 scientists managed to simulate the agonising symptoms of full

    blown Man-Flu in a female chimp. She became so ill that her head

    literally fell off.

    9. Man-Flu germs are more powerful than He-Man, The Thundercats and The

    A-Team combined. They are too strong for weak, nasty tasting 'lady

    medicines' like Lemsip, so don't bother trying to force them on a victim

    of Man-Flu.

    10. While it may seem like a Man-Flu sufferer is just lying around

    enjoying 'Diagnosis Murder' it is a commonly recognised medical fact

    that the exact pitch and frequency of Dick Van Dyke's voice has

    remarkable soothing powers.

    Every minute in this country one man is struck down by Man-Flu. Women,

    all we ask is that each of you offers them a cup of tea, some kind words

    and your undivided attention and care. Then maybe, just maybe, we'll

    beat this monstrous disease together.

    Be Strong, Men! Together we can survive........

  • clarkey30clarkey30 Posts: 270
    That last post is easilly one of the funniest things ive read!

    And completely true!!!!!
  • meakiemeakie Posts: 124
    Gary I feel your pain, I have a chest infection and am out of training this week [:(]

    I am well bored/gutted/annoyed cos i was really getting into my training..

    boo hoo

    I am resting however and I know I am writing this at gone midnite but thats cos i am sleeping so much during the day I am wide awake at nite!


    hey, I know we all need a good recovery n all, serious question now.. how long should I be avoiding the gym/the running/the pool?? As a runner I know I shouldnt do any running if I have anything from the neck down ( you've all heard that rule yeah?) but just wondered with the rest. Dont wanna sound like a bimbo but I am itching to get going again. My first tri in May and I am peeved to be sat at home watching rubbish telly all day.. maaaan..

    I dont wanna set my training back tho by getting back to it too soon.

    I had a feeling my immune system shut itself down and made me sick cos I was training too much as it was..

    any advice? ( other than man flu jokes, cos I am female!)

  • DocmartinDocmartin Posts: 17

    man flu IS a serious condition.....
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