Monday, April 12, 2010

Rest Days are So Exhausting

The plan for today? Three easy miles in the morning and a track workout after work. What actually happened? Unintentional rest day. Which has left me curled up on the couch with my blanky. Sophie decided to share her crud with me and I came down with the fever, stuffy head, achy thing in the middle of the night last night. So I scrapped the morning run. And then the real work began:

8 am: Drop Sophie (fever free) off at daycare, go to work. Deal with voicemails and all the weekend trouble makers in jail.
9:15 am: Chiro for the neck. Her words? "Yeah, this is really messed up." Um, thanks.
10 am: Call from daycare at work - Sophie has a 103 temp. Pick up Sophie, bring her home and get her settled in with Dad. Then back to work.
11 am: Race up the stairs at the courthouse for hearings. Then back to the office to return more phone calls and try to find my desk under all the paper.
1:15 pm: Get a crazy lady off the phone and race over to the clinic for Sophie's doctor appointment. Take Sophie home while Dad goes to Walmart to pick up prescription (for ear infection #4 since mid-January).
2:30 pm: Drive 90 mph back to the office for my 2:30 appointment. Who doesn't show up. Thankfully the rest of my appointments showed and I had a productive afternoon.
4:30 pm: Scrap the track workout because (1) my head feels like it's going to explode and (2) I need to take over at home so hubby can go to work.

I know this is the most boring post ever, but laying it all out makes me feel slightly less guilty for skipping the runs. My main goal is make sure I am healthy for my half this weekend. I want that sub-2 hours!

19 comments:

Kristin said...

Hope you feel better soon and good luck on the half! I am a juvie defense attorney and your day sounds very familiar to me (sans sick kid)!

Marlene said...

You make me feel guilty about my lazy rest days! Super Mom! Hope you and Sophie are both feeling all better soon. Rest up for this weekend!

MCM Mama said...

Hope you both feel better soon! Crazy day!

DRog said...

All the weekend troublemakers...hahaha!

Not a big deal missing today since you have barely missed any at all lately?

plus raking the yard should have counted as a workout not a sidenote yesterday!

Running Through Life said...

You need a rest day from the rest day. I hope you get a chance to recover soon!

Carly said...

OMG...what a crazy day! I hope you all feel better soon.

Sarah said...

I wouldn't call today a rest day! Sounds like it was crazy! Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

Katie A. said...

Wow! A mamma's job is never done :) Don't beat yourself up, if anything the rest day was needed to get you better for you half! I see a sub 2 in your future :) Hope Sophie feels better!

Sherri said...

Oh! I am so sorry! Rest up...your body will be super ready when your all better!

onelittletrigirl said...

Sometimes it takes for me to write things down to give myself a break too! You had a busy busy day and something life gets in the way! Hope Sophie is feeling better!

Jeri said...

being sick suuuuuucks? Who does that kid of yours think she is getting you sick!??! jk hope you feel better soon!

April said...

Feel better soon!!! Good luck on you race!!

Heidi said...

You shouldn't feel AT ALL guilty. A hard working Mom with a demanding job, a sick child, and the flu yourself, plus an upcoming half .... you SHOULD be resting.

Also, you can SO sub 2 hours. Hope you get healthy quickly!!! Sending you healing vibes.

Lisbet said...

Wow, one of those days huh? You're allowed to have a rest day when your day ended up looking like that! Good job being super mom!

Jess said...

Holy moly, what a day!

LMC said...

Hi, I stopped by to get to know one of Marcia's other Stiletto award winners. Glad I stopped by, but sorry that you had such a rough day. I hope you and Sophie both feel better soon. Good luck this weekend!

I Run for Fun said...

Oh no! Take care of yourself! Hope you and the little one feel better. You totally deserved that rest day.

Nicole Orriƫns said...

Sometimes life just gets in the way of runs! Especially if you're a mom. I always feel guilty too for missing a run, so I can relate.

And isn't it odd how those involuntary rest days are much more exhausting than running days?

I added you to my link list!

http://www.momshomerun.blogspot.com

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Hope you're both feeling better! Isn't it crazy how rest days become SO busy!!