I feel SO sick to my stomach. I'm pretty sure if I went running I would throw up all over the treadmill. I think my gym frowns upon such things. My hubby felt queasy all day yesterday, but he was fine today. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow. My race is on Sunday - I need to feel good for it!!
My poor little boy. He was SO obnoxious this weekend - I should have put two and two together. As I was brushing his teeth tonight I was thinking he looked flushed. I checked his temp and it was a low grade fever. I gave him some ibuprofen and asked him if he felt ok. He told me his ear hurt. I looked in his ear and saw lots of blood! WOW that freaked me out. I got a Q tip to clean the outside of his ear - I wanted to see if I could find where the blood was coming from. Turns out there was a little circular sore spot. I touched it with the Q-tip and a big chunk of pus came out. At first I was thinking it was a pimple but that didn't explain the blood BEFORE the pus OR the fever. When I looked at his other ear for contrast, I realized how swollen his other ear was. I guess tomorrow will be a trip to the pediatrician. I feel so guilty - it seemed like we were yelling at him or putting him in time out CONSTANTLY this weekend. I wish I had realized he wasn't feeling well. Poor kiddo! When he was asleep, I put a dab of peroxide on a Q-tip and touched it to the sore. Hopefully that helps a bit. I may try to sneak a dab of neosporin in there before I go to bed.
I'm getting SO excited for my race! Last night I dreamed that I finished it in 40 minutes! WOW what a dream! I honestly have NO idea how fast I'm doing 5k now but I'm pretty sure it's not THAT fast! I'm so excited to be getting into running! I can't wait to get my first race shirt! I hope it fits - it might not fit yet - but it will soon!! This morning when I got on MY scale, it said 263! OMG I almost fainted! I'm sure it's 266 or 267 at Weight Watcher's but that's ok. Just SEEING a 263 feels pretty damned good! I think I'm going to do a dance when I see 259! I have not been in the 250's since I got married!
One problem with getting into running - the fun gear! OH MAN do I wish I had money for some retail therapy! HAHA! I saw these headbands called bondibands... I LOVE them! This one cracked me up!! I will have to save up for one! Maybe I'll get the funny one as well as a plain pink or black one. There was another funny one that said "suck it up buttercup" - but I didn't want to piss someone off! HAHA I also need to invest in some more thorlos. I've tried the wicking socks that are not padded, but I just really like the padding of the thorlos. Maybe when I weigh less, the padding won't be so necessary, but for now - I can tell when I'm wearing thin socks. I only have one pair of thorlos - but they are the thinner coolmax version. I need to get another pair of the wool ones. I swear - if I had a ton of money, I would make my local running store VERY happy! HAHAHA I'm a big window shopper - if you couldn't tell. I can't buy anything because we're broke - but I can DREAM about buying things. :-P
I guess I'm going to head off to bed. Maybe a cup of hot tea will help settle my stomach. Hopefully I will be back on my game tomorrow. Even though I feel like garbage, I feel super guilty for skipping my run tonight.
Thanks for reading!! -Monica