The best way to pull yourself out of a funk is to turn on the telly, and watch some of the paralympics currently underway in Beijing.
A dose of the 'flu aint got nothing on what some of these people are living with. Watching them is inspirational, to say the least.
One-legged cyclist? Check.
Swimmer with no arms? Check.
Sprinter with no feet? Check.
Great to seem them competing, great to see them having fun. Damn, but it gives you back some faith in the human spirit.