Wednesday, March 04, 2015

When the Plan Goes Awry

This week has been a bit tricky. Going on several days of being home with a moderately sick eight year old has got me a little, well, stir crazy. Eloise has what I refer to as the "Mystery Fever", which is to say she has a fever and the accompanying run-down feeling that goes with it, but no other symptoms. Annoying. Giving her acetaminophen or ibuprofen helps her feel 100% fine, but as soon as it wears off, she's back to feeling run-down again. 

Luckily she has been feeling good enough to get a lot of school work done, including her entire science fair project. Solar system, FTW!

What is the solar system?

Being a mom, and a stay-at-home-mom, at that, means family is always my absolute #1 priority. Sick kids mean I am at home on nurse/mom duty. However, it gives me some anxiety about my current #2 priority, which is training. All of my weekday workouts happen when my girls are at school, so when they're not at school, well, it gets a little complicated. Being a creature of habit, it is hard to reach outside of the normal schedule and find other times to workout. I ended up taking Monday off, which was fine after the difficult long run on Sunday. Tuesday I ventured to the gym at night to do something I haven't done in, geez, well over a year!, which is run on the treadmill. And you know what? It wasn't so bad! I messed with the speed and incline a bunch and that helped make it more interesting. I also broke it up with three miles on the treadmill, a strength workout, then two more miles on the treadmill. Needless to say, the last two were the most boring. Tonight will hold some crossing training of some sort and fingers are crossed my mid-length run tomorrow will be on as scheduled.

Random hilarious shot of our kitties. 
Opal, the gray one, was cleaning Oscar, the orange one, mid-yawn.

Looking forward to the weekend, when Tara and I will run the Lake Sammamish Half then tack on seven more miles at Cougar Mountain. It is going to be so much fun to catch up with her! I am happy about all of the flat miles, too. This week will hold significantly less elevation gain than the past few and that is A-OK with me. My body was feeling it and I will take the odd week of training to take things down a notch.

1 comment:

  1. Awww, cats! They are so cute! Sorry your daughter isn't feeling well, but it sounds like you got through some very big tasks.


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