Sophie had an appointment with an ENT yesterday for a 2nd opinion on her dizziness. He is having her go through the only other testing available (that he's aware of) for inner ears-- an electronystagmography (ENG). It's on Friday afternoon. Then she has a follow up visit with the ENT next week to discuss the results. He was doubtful it was her inner ears, but at least they are doing a test to get some kind of conrete evidence.
She and I came back to the office to finish some work, then I picked up the boy and took the kiddos to the gym. They both like it there now that it's back to the normal setting (after the summer gym fire), so I'm not feeling nearly as guilty leaving them as I did when it was in the temporary location.
I was so tempted to skip working out--I was just not feeling like it--but knew I needed to badly. So I warmed up on the treadmill with a 15 minute walk to get some mojo going. That helped a lot. I ended up doing 5.1 miles in 60 minutes. I ran 4 of those miles: run one mile, walk and drink water for .1 miles, repeat. I kept a 10:54 pace for 3.5 miles, and then the last half mile I sped up to 10:00. I just felt like kicking it up a notch and did fine running at that pace for 5 minutes.
It wasn't a "I'm king of the world!" type run, but I did feel much better after sweating and moving my body for an hour.
The kids like to run the indoor track, so after I was finished I fetched them from the day care and let them run. Sophie did 8 laps (~10 laps is a mile). I was so proud of her. She has complained about always being last at school when they run or at soccer practice, so it gave her a boost to do all those laps. She ran and walked, of course, (just like her mommy does) but it was an accomplishment for her nonetheless. Luke runs like a mad man all the time. That boy is a running fool.
I'm planning for a repeat of all that again tonight, with a trip to the grocery store thrown in afterwards. We're supposed to get snow tonight, and might be stuck at home tomorrow. Any time they predict snow around here, we either get nothing or get dumped on. So it will be interesting to see what tomorrow holds. At least it's almost Friday.