Day FOUR: By Thursday, I was starting to feel less-than-stellar. My son was sick for three days in a row and it had started to effect me. And, my legs were TOAST! I pushed my body slightly beyond limits the first three days. Because I didn't have the energy to run on day 4, I decided an arm day was in order. I headed to the gym to get some weights in. Believe it or not, I was nauseous at the end. My body was screaming for a break so I knew that Friday would be absolute rest.
But, before I left.... the obligatory mirror - gym - selfie took over and I just love this progress.
Day FIVE: If you could have a crime scene for puke, you should have seen my son's room. I've been lucky. I have a 6 and 4 year old and really have never had to clean up much vomit that didn't hit a bucket or the toilet. My luck ended. Bed, pillows, comforter, sheets, floor, clothes, rugs... OH LORD! This day was spent, washing and washing and washing. In between, snuggles and naps and rest. I kept both boys home and we just hung out and tried to get better.
On another totally CRAZY note: A very intoxicated man drove into my neighbors house!!
He drove approximately 65 mph into the house when he couldn't make the corner. He fled the scene but was caught minutes later. Apparently, he had already hit and run another woman and was fleeing the scene. THANK GOODNESS there were no kids in the way. Every single child in the neighborhood was playing outside. The owner of the home was just in his garage when the guy hit is house!!
People are crazy! He deserves to be in jail a long time!!
Day SIX: 11 miles on plan today. I told myself that if my head were in the clouds like the day before, I wouldn't go. Alarm rang at 5:00 am. I laid in bed for 5 minutes with my phone in my hand contemplating texting the girls to tell them I was out.
I remembered an article about when you should and should not run when you're sick. Anything above the neck is OK, anything below it's recommended not to run. Since my sickness was cough and cold I thought..... WWSD. " What - Would - Susan - DO?"
Consequently, I jumped out of bed and got it done! 8:45 per mile on a gorgeous morning! Can't beat it! The picture above is my post-run selfie. The sun was amazing as it rose in the sky! I was happy to be alive and happy to have pushed through!
Thankfully, everyone in our house is on the mend and we can get back to our regular routine and smiles!
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