Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Confined to Home

Today I have been bound to my house. Maryn was still sick during the night and didn't sleep much. I can attest to that, since I was battling for space with her, in a twin bed. Jenny thankfully offered to drive the kids to school today so I wouldn't have to wake Maryn. After her being awake from 230 until about 430 she was snoozing when I would have had to leave to drop the other kids off. I had all intentions of crawling back in my bed, but I started cleaning up breakfast, doing laundry. sweeping the floors, and before I knew it my VT would be arriving in less than 15 minutes. I jumped in the shower, to freshen up a bit. I hated for them to see me in my jammies and looking so rough. I put on sweats and a little makeup so I looked a little better for them. Maryn woke up just a few minutes before they got here and seemed a bit happier than she was when I last chatted with her around 430 a.m.!!

It was a quick visit, the ones I love the most. Maryn watched a movie while I mopped floors, cleaned bathrooms, and dusted. She fell asleep way too early, so I being the mean Mom I am, decided to vacuum to see if I could stir her into conciousness. It worked. She kept sayin gshe was hungry and I couldn't find anything here they she wanted. Jenny called and saifd she was out and asked if I needed anything. I quickly said, "my daily drug", some children's motrin, a sprite, and something for Maryn to eat. She brought back my stuff and some chicken noodle soup for Maryn, from ChickfilA. Of couse by that time, Maryn wasn't into eating. She was only ASKING for a nap. I laid her down, finished cleaning up some things, and then I stretched out acroos my bed. Before I knew it I was out. I woke up a few times, making sure I wasn't sleeping through the bus.

Jenny called and asked if she could go running with me after the kids got home. I said, of course. Nothing better than a friend to chat with, moan to, and to help me get through the torture of a 3 mile run. I was a bit down after not getting to exercise this morning. I have come somewhat reliant on my daily "kick start". So when I miss, for what ever reason, I get into a slump. So this afternoon was a much needed kick start, only 8 hours late.

Against Greg's wishes, I am going to tell you what I did about thirty minutes after I got done running with Jen. First, remember I am planning on running a 4 mile race on Saturday. When I got home, Greg was here. I told him to change is clothes and to go running. It acted like he didn't want to go since he had just gotten home. I told him I would go with him and we could chat without the girls. He said your crazy. You can't go run 3 more miles. I convinced him I could do it, but he may have to run slower than he normally does. We took off and immediately I was questioning my decision. We ran. moaned, huffed, jogged, our way around our route. I couldn't believe it. I jsut ran more than I have ever ran and at somewhat of a normal pace. It took Jen & I about 25 minutes to run and Greg and I did it in about 26 minutes. Greg definitely ran my pace. He could have finished in less than 24 minutes, but he stuck with me. As you are probably thinking, I'm CRAZY!! I realize that now. My legs hurt, my back hurts, my feet hurt. YES, I'm dying!!

Today was a bit of a lonely, day knowing I was confined to home. I am glad I got some things cleaned up that otherwise wouldn't have gotten done if I would have been running errands. Maryn seems to be feeling a bit better. I fianlly got her to eat some chicken nuggets and hopefully they will stay put.

Here's to a better day tomorrow!


Jenny said...

Okay you are nuts girl! You aren't even going to want to go with me in the morning if Maryn is better.

At least now you know you CAN do 4 miles. Hello you just did 6 within 1 hour. I hope you all have a good nights sleep. You definitely need it!

Kelly A. said...

Not nuts at all. Sick kids will drive you to it!

Anne said...

I'm highly impressed with your runs. I am starting a training program, basically learning to run from scratch, and I can't even imagine running 3 miles...let alone three miles times 2! That's awesome!

Angela said...

I'm totally impressed with your running abilities! You rock! And sorry to hear about Maryn. I can't wait for summertime when most of the sickies are behind us! Your new page looks beautiful...and I feel honored to be listed twice on your friends :)!

I think you should skip the 4-mile race and go for a half marathon!

Kari said...

You're crazy!!
Good luck on your run this Saturday!!

Kathy said...

You and Jenny are two peas in a pod. I can't beleive how crazy the two of you are about you excercising. I just barely started going back to the gym and when it warms up alittle i will start back on the bike.

I hope Maren gets better the poor little girl. I hate it when my kids are sick. I feel bad for them and i also hate being a prisoner in my own home. I have to be able to go get my daily fix at sonic also. I can't go a day with out my diet coke with lime. Just ask Jenny.

I hope tomorrow is a better day for all of you.