How is it already Monday again?
Not the most relaxing weekend we’ve ever had. I feel like I’m in a fog…how is it already Monday again? Where did the weekend go?
A few +/- to recap the weekend that didn’t feel like a weekend…
+ Got my car inspected, had breakfast, ran errands and got our flu shots all before noon on Saturday.
+ Saturday was gorgeous. We had lunch at Zoe’s Kitchen after our crazy morning and we got to sit outside. Not many more chances for that this year.
- I had an anxiety attack after taking Katie to get her flu vaccine on Friday. I’m a serious germaphobe and something about being in her pediatrician’s office surrounded by so. many. germs set me off. I’m not looking forward to winter.
+ Katie rode her bike for a couple hours on Saturday. I still need to map it but I’d guess we walked/she rode at least 2 miles. Family exercise for the win.
- She’s still waking multiple times a night just to cuddle (her words). I’m so tired of it. She’ll be 5 in a few weeks. What gives?
+ She slept through last night! And we got to do some extra cuddling this morning because Steve has a work meeting and had to go in early.
- We’ve both got the sniffles. It doesn’t feel like a cold, more just the fluctuating temps lately (60s/70s one day, 80 the next) but I always worry that postnasal drip will lead to a cough.
- Too tired to exercise this morning. I’ll walk to get her from school later but that may be all I do today. Oh well.
+ Got some Spanx-esque tummy smoother undies at Target this weekend. Now I feel 100 times better about our Disney trip. I have to wear shorts all week since it’ll be in the 80s and I was feeling so self-conscious about my stomach. I’ll never be photographed as much as I will be that week so I wanted to feel good about myself and now I do.
- Work is calling…back to it.
10K run yesterday = can barely walk today
Good grief! It’s been awhile since I’ve run more than 4 miles and my legs hurt something fierce right now. After I eat I need to stretch before they seize up completely and I can’t get out of my desk chair.
6.20 miles, 1:08:32, 11:04 pace
So, I did a thing. I ran a 10K this morning!!
I’ve had running clothes laid out since, oh, last Tuesday night. Yesterday I told myself to quit it with the excuses and just get out there.
This morning was crisp and cool so I figured I’d do 4 miles. While I wouldn’t call this a completely effortless run, it was damn close. So close that around mile 3 I figured I’d try for a 10K. We’re running a 10K race on Thanksgiving morning and I wanted to see what I could expect as far as my time. I figured around 1:15, so I was pleasantly surprised to come in under that this morning.
I feel AMAZING right now. This run was just what I needed. That smile above is my deliriously happy smile. I was grinning like a fool when I finished.
Running/walking goal: 147.2/300
I need somewhere to type this out and this is the best forum. No need to reply or like, I’m doing this more for me, so I can get this off my chest.
2014 has sucked. Not in a big, momentous way; in small, little ways. Little annoyances that have piled one on top of the other until they’ve smothered me. I feel like everything is a challenge. A chore. Nothing is easy. Things tend to work out in the end but it’s always an ordeal.
The latest issue is getting Katie vaccinated for the flu. We’ve done the flu mist since she was 2 (so the last 3 years) because it’s easier and more effective.
In February she was diagnosed with illness-induced asthma, which means her airways are more sensitive than most. This is why she used to have prolonged coughs whenever she had a cold. She has an inhaler that we use whenever she’s sick.
I want her vaccinated before we go to Disney next month since it’s such a germ fest. I’ve been calling her pediatrician’s office for months to get an appointment. They finally got the vaccines in and I made an appointment for Friday.
I get a call today that their shipment of shots hadn’t arrived and Katie can’t get the mist. This was news to me so I asked why. They said because she has asthma she can’t get the mist. But she DOESN’T have asthma. It’s not the same thing. At all. I argued with the nurse and she was going to have the doctor call me tonight. I waited all night for the call, which never came. We did get some private caller calls, which I didn’t answer. You guessed it, the doctor was the private caller. He never left a message and by the time he did the office was closed. The good news is that he’s passing this off to the doctor who diagnosed her in the first place. Maybe I’ll have more luck with her tomorrow but ugh. I just want to vaccinate my kid!
Bottom line: the mist is more effective for her age group. She’s had it before without issue. The shot takes 6 WEEKS to become fully effective and we leave in less than 3. And they don’t have the shot to give her anyway. There’s a small chance she’ll have an issue but if she gets sick she’ll definitely have an issue. For the love of god, just give me the damn mist!
I’m done with 2014. DONE. I know people have big problems, real life or death problems, but I am so sick of being weighed down by constant crap. By constant struggle. This whole year has been one big struggle. I haven’t enjoyed much this year. I feel sluggish and fat and unhappy and unmotivated and just UN. I’m done. I’m waving the white flag. Someone wake me when it’s January 1. Thanks.
How did I not know your were in upstate NY?
Oh, I don’t live there. :) I drove up this weekend for a wedding. We were in the Johnstown area. I went up with a friend from college (another college friend’s wedding) and we were marveling at the fact that upstate NY was so close to Canada. Our knowledge of geography isn’t so hot. ;)