Fox and Broom

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Archive for the month “January, 2011”

A Kink in the Plan.

I have to put my running on hold for a bit. I hope to start-up again next week. My oldest has the flu and needs me more than I need to run. Poor kid had a 105 temp on Monday. My husband rushed him to the walk-in clinic while I stayed home with the baby. Pretty much all we can do now is make sure he drinks a lot of fluid and takes his medicine. If I remember to, I will replace my running time with some cardio workout time. I haven’t been able to get a lot of sleep lately, so it is entirely possible that I will forget to workout. I totally forgot about yoga yesterday. Actually, I totally forgot yesterday was Tuesday. I might make up for that today with some cardio and cool down with yoga. That sounds really pleasant.

Hmmm. Now What?

My free gym membership is done. It is very cold and windy outside. I do not want to run in that crap. So, I have not run since Wednesday. On Wednesday, I did Week 2 Day 1 of C25K. I am pretty pleased with how it went. I did attempt this same one on Monday and failed horribly. I learned the hard way that running will not necessarily help in getting rid of a headache. It may, in fact, make it even worse.

Sam had his 2 month shots on Friday. I don’t think I have been getting much sleep since Friday. I really should be in bed now as he is happily sleeping (finally) and I am baby free at the moment. If this post seems pretty random and not so well-put-together, just chalk it up to sleep deprivation.

I am a little concerned that he is not moving his head as he should be. The doc said he had good muscle tone, but if he is not lifting his head by 4 months, then she will be concerned. She did say that he did not weigh as much as she would like and I need to eat better. So, I have been trying to make foods that have the good fats in them: salmon, guacamole. I didn’t actually make the salmon, I baked it. Nature actually made it.

My other demlon, Sol, was sick today. He actually took a nap. I haven’t been able to get him to take a nap since he 1 1/2. He is 5 now. It was weird.

I think this is it for now. I am going to sleep.

Time For A Change

Ok. So Thursday will NOT work as a running day. I have too much going on on Thursday for that. So I am going to try this schedule instead:

Sunday: Cardio
Monday: Run
Tuesday: Yoga
Wednesday: Run
Thursday: Cardio
Friday: Yoga
Saturday: Run

Not much of a change, but it should work out better. I can do the cardio at home, since I will just jump rope in the garage and do some sit-ups and push-ups in the living room. My problem was that I was not able to find time to go running until nearly 9pm, by which time my kids are in bed and I am exhausted.

I did go running yesterday (Friday) and I did yoga afterwards. My run went really well and I have finished Week 1 of C25K! I have no idea how far I ran… I lost track at around 12 laps. 15 laps = 1 mile. I do know that I definitely went over 1 mile and I either made it to 1.5 or was barely shy of 1.5. There were a few times when I thought I was not going to be able to keep up with the running, but I really pushed myself forward.

I have also really buckled down on the candy intake. I have thrown out any extra Holiday candy and cookies. I was going nuts with all that junk around. It was as if I couldn’t control myself. I tried to limit myself to one treat per day, but that didn’t work out. I did great yesterday with allowing myself just a gummy fruit snack pouch. It is much easier with no other temptations around.

Can you feel it?

Oh I was feeling it alright. This is what I get for taking an entire week-long break between runs. Last night’s run was pretty excruciating. I am pretty sure I did not make it to the 1.5 miles I did a week ago. I know I definitely made it to at least a mile, but lost track of my laps after that. I did run pretty late in the day and I think I was more hungry than I thought. The loss in my laps would also be due to taking so many drink breaks since I had forgotten my water bottle. I will have to make sure that does not happen again.

I think I drink more water than most runners do while running. I have watched more experienced runners go without water for very long periods of time. I don’t know how they do it. Conditioning I suppose.

Not much more to write. I plan on going to the gym tomorrow for a run, hopefully in the am, if I can get my butt in gear. Which I suppose means I need to get to bed right about now.

A New Start

I ran my Week 1 Day 1 last week and did awesome. I think my brand new running shoes may have helped. I had no idea how much of a difference they would make. I love them. They are wonderful. I highly recommend getting a pair of true running shoes, if you can afford them. I do have to admit that the cost put me off a bit.

I did approximately 1.5 miles on my first day. I haven’t been able to get another run in since then, but I hope to get back out there tomorrow. I just need to find someone to watch my new little guy. One set of in-laws have been sick and the other set has been out-of-town. Or they were. I really need to call them.

I felt so good after that run. I am actually looking forward to running outside. I just can’t seem to force myself outside in 17 degree weather. My lungs are unhappy with that kind of cold while I am just walking. I can’t imagine how they would react to me running in that.

My brother is also sending me a new jogging stroller. I am looking forward to using it. Sam should be ready for it by April. I think he and I will be having a few fun runs with it. Sol will have fun racing with us on his scooter. Or his bike, if I ever get that front wheel fixed on it.

I guess that is it for now. I need to head off to dream land before the baby wakes me up again.

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