A series of nasty, pesky health issues (from February through, well, last week) has really put a dent in my fitness and my plans for the season. It looks like my entry into short-track racing may be delayed, and I may have to reassess (and scale back) how many races I can actually attempt this year. Granted, racing is not my life, only a part of it -- but it's a meaningful part and I feel frustrated by the combination of health and weather issues that have combined to keep me from being ready to race.
How do you deal with stuff like this? How do you maintain perspective and keep from snarling at your partner/spouse? How do you deal with your body when you feel like it's plotting against you? What do you do in the meantime that gives you time and space to recover from illness (or, in my case, illnesses)?