Over the past couple of days, I’ve had a dull ache in my shoulders and neck. It wasn’t all that pronounced, but I did notice it and I attributed it, naturally, to stress. (Although it’s weird that I should do that, considering that my shoulders and neck have never before ached from stress.) In the back of my mind, I considered that perhaps I was getting sick.

I think that’s the case.

Throughout the day today, it has become more pronounced, as have the symptoms associated with a head-cold of some kind. Nuts! Our flu shots aren’t scheduled until late this month, so hopefully it is just a cold, but I hate being sick at all. I was planning on getting back to the gym on Monday. Hopefully I can still do that.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.