This week has pretty much sucked. Shoo ran a fever from Monday evening until sometime the middle of last night. His only real symptom other than the fever was crankiness. He pretty much wanted to be held and cuddled 24/7 and he’s not light. He also threw up ibuprofen more than once, so he was warm. Very warm. So I had a very warm 35+ pound little person hanging on me for four days, whining. Did I mention that he didn’t sleep much? And when he did, he wanted to be RIGHT.ON.TOP.OF.ME. Yeah, it’s been a lovely week. (I took him to the dr. yesterday, where he tested negative for the flu and for strep, so it’s apparently just a random virus. Fingers crossed that no one else gets it.)
He seems to be better now. The fever is gone and he’s a lot less whiney, but we’ve cancelled our weekend plans so he can finish recovering. I’m feeling a bit stir crazy as my life basically shrunk to the confines of our house for the last week.
I had originally planned a nine mile run this week. I’m not sure if I’ll manage to accomplish that tomorrow. I have 12 total miles left to get in between now and Sunday, which may mean three four mile runs, two six miles, or I may just not hit my goal this week. Oh well, sometimes being a mom has to come first…
7 thoughts on “Long week = no long run”
Yep – definitely puts the training plan on hold when the little ones manifest their germy existence.Like you said, sometimes being a mom has to come first :)Glad Shoo's starting to feel better.
Hope no one else gets it and you can resume your sanity next week.
sucks when the kids are side, but happy to hear he's feeling better. next week will be better! 😀
I am so glad that he is feeling better. You definitely have your priorities straight. There is plenty of time to run, but only one Mommy.Times like that make me really wonder how working moms do it. When I worked full time, my husband worked from home. There was no way I could have taken 4 days off work for my sick baby. What a blessing it is that you could be there to snuggle with him— as hard as it is sometimes.
Can't you just strap him to your back in some sort of jury-rigged papoose thingy and run with him?Problem solved. You're welcome. Plus, the extra 35 lbs means you get credit for 12 miles after running a mere 10.5! I just made your life simpler. Again, you're welcome.Full disclosure: You will no longer be eligible for that mother of the year award if you do this.Fuller disclosure: Also, if you do this, expect a "friendly visit" from your local child services department.Good luck getting the run in.If you don't, though …NO BEER FOR YOU!1!
I too suffer from crankiness sometimes, but it's rarely accompanied by a fever 😉
Balance and priorities can get in the way of our targets and goals for working out but in the end, it's what's best. Hope you can get out there for something, even a short one. Helps to keep momma sane;)