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Monday, June 7, 2010

Recovery Mode, just not the running kind

No no, I'm not in recovery mode.  Well, I am since I spend the majority of the day in bed sick Sunday but that was after I ran my 3.5 miles (29:19).

I should back up a bit. 

Remember s'ghetti girl was sick all day Saturday.  So that meant I was nearly knee deep in barf  sickness all day.  Of course I knew I was a bit run down from all the 27 days of running but I was hopeful that I would make it through just fine.  In fact I knew that given my superior conditioning, I would easily handle mounds of germ filled yuck-ness and come out healthy - yeah, right!
By Saturday evening I was feeling a bit touchy in the stomach.  I figured it was fatigue and general gross out from being a mommy to a sick one while trying to entertain a healthy one and manage her visiting friend. 
So after the bestest friend #1 was picked up, LBM and I went outside to play in the rain - of all things!

LBM trying out his hydration system.

He couldn't decided between plain water or enriched fluids

We practiced running hills up and down the road in front of our house.  We had loads of fun while staying within ear shot of s'ghetti girl if she woke up and needed us.

Did I mention I LOVE my sweaty band that I won! 
LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  Thanks Katye!

That brings me back to Sunday morning when I decided to use my 3.5 miles to see if I was just sick or injured.  I can run when I am just sick but not when I am injured.  (play football much?)

Do you use something to know if you are "just sick" or "injured"?

I got the run in but felt pretty bad after I stopped running.  In fact I felt good while running it wasn't until after that I thought I was going to meet the ground one way or the other so I spend about half of the day in bed sleeping but still got miles in for my 30 days of running.
I'm sneaking like that!
I woke up this morning after a night of sleeping the whole night through. 
Yes, LBM slept all night long! 
I feel so much better and s'ghetti girls says she is almost 100% again.  Yippe!
So of course, I ran.

Day 29!
3.5 miles (27:27)

What wonderful things filled your weekend?


  1. I'm glad she's feeling better and that your sickness was a short one! Nice job getting your runs in...you're one tough momma!

  2. I laughed out loud about your caption re: LBM's hydration system and water VS enriched fluids. You crack me up!

    Glad you are feeling better and STILL RUNNING!

  3. u r a lean, mean, running machine!

    glad your feeling better. nice job on ur run!

  4. Yay for feeling better! Keep up the good work! Happy day 30!

  5. what a cutie! glad you are feeling better :)

  6. So happy to hear you were only down for the count a very short time!! You are almost to 30!! Will you take day 31 off?

  7. glad your both feeling better!!! You Run Mamma!

  8. So glad the sleep helped and that LBM slept for you too!
    I use running as my way to tell if I am sick or not. Sometimes getting the blood pumping is what makes me feel better or it lets me know to take it easy.
    Glad you S'ghetti girl is getting better too and wow 30 days!!
    I am going to be doing some mileage experiments this month. Should be interesting!
    I am finding that if I run a longer distance one day that the next day I NEED to run at least a few miles to work out the kinks from the long run.

  9. I'm glad that you're both feeling better! It's wonderful that LBM slept through the night...the perfect night for that.

  10. A night of sleep? I'm so, so jealous.

    Glad everyone is on the mend.