Wednesday, April 02, 2008

154.2 - Random Wednesday

Today's post will be random tidbits from my life:

Saw the doctor yesterday about my running/breathing issues. He said it's possibly asthma, and gave me a sample inhaler for me to try. He also took blood and is looking for anemia, which can present similar symptoms. I used the inhaler yesterday on my run, and I *think* it helped a little bit.

My resting heart rate and blood pressure yesterday were awesome. 60 bpm for the heart rate, and 108/65 for my BP. All that running is making my ticker healthy.

Yesterday's run was a short one, only 2 miles because of time issues. I made it a tempo run, though, so it was tough. 2 minutes at 9.0 min/mile alternated with 2-3 minutes of walking/slow jogging to recover, for 21 minutes. I didn't have breathing issues like before, but it was a short run so I'm not 100% sure if the inhaler worked, or if I just didn't stress my lungs enough.

My son informed me this morning he's no longer a baby. One of his favorite things to do is tell us all our status in the family. "You Mommy. Sophie is my sister. That's Daddy. I Luke. I a baby." This morning, he looked up at me in his crib as I was changing his diaper and said "I a big boy mommy. I not a baby anymore." We're potty training him, and we're telling him he's a big boy all the time. I guess it's finally sinking in. I picked him up and squeezed him tight. Love that little guy.

Last night I don't know what got into me. I had a ton of energy--I did some laundry, cleaned the kitchen, cooked a bunch of meat (then froze it all) on the Foreman grill, made a black bean/zucchini dish, cleaned the kitchen again from the cooking, packed Sophie's lunch, packed my gym bag and put it in the car, made myself a salad and ate a dish of strawberries--and this was all after 9 p.m. I watched American Idol while in the kitchen which helped the time go by, and then around 11 p.m. I settled down to read my book. I didn't get to sleep until around 12:30 a.m.

Sophie woke up at 2:30 a.m. last night, and of course woke me up to get her some milk and lay down with her. The kid had insomnia, if that's possible for a 6 year old. She tossed and turned and couldn't sleep until around 4 a.m. Which means I didn't go back to sleep until 4 a.m. I'm a tired mess today.

I'm trying to get to work earlier every day, and so I was up this morning at 6:30 a.m. (I know, that's sleeping in for a lot of you but I set my own hours and I like to sleep late. Problem is, I'm not getting all my work done so my lazy mornings need to stop). I still didn't get to the office until 8:45, so I guess I've got to get up at 6 a.m. I shouldn't complain, I know. But I'm a sissy and like my beauty sleep.

My night eating habit has returned. I didn't keep up the No Night Eating for 21 days, so the habit didn't stick. After this bout of PMS is over (major chocolate and carb cravings right now), I'm going to pick up The Habit again.

Planning on an outside run today. The weather is finally turning to warm. Upper 50s and sunshine today. And it's a bit of a reprieve until the rain returns tomorrow.


Jill said...

My baby is turning 3 next month and we just got her to give up the pacifiers! AND we are in the midst of potty training, so it is really hitting home with me that she is no longer a baby. =( I can't decide if I want to jump for joy or cry!!

If I could sleep in until 6:30 I would be in heaven! I get up at 5:30 every morning (well, not Sat/Sun)and I hate it!! I'm out the door headed to work at 6:30. If I was getting up at 5:30 to work out it wouldn't be so bad, but knowing I have to go to work makes it harder to get up! UGH!

Hope you get your breathing issues resolved - that's kinda scary! Keep that inhaler handy!

Pokey said...

OK Laura - got your comment - and I am a TOTAL sissy too...but I'm busting out my shell for this!

So what do I have to do to bribe / convince you????/ :)

Marcy said...

Awwhhhhh how sweet with Luke. Uggghhh I don't even want to start to tackle PT-ing yet. I think this time will be easier though, since she always wants to copy her older sister :P

sheila said...

Hope you got your run in, it was beautiful outside today. Hope the inhaler helps

Jess said...

That's quite the realization for your son to have. I'm still waiting to say: "I'm no longer a kid. I'm a grown up now."

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Any chance you used that inhaler before the big burst of energy? It may have been that. I bet if you took your pulse it would've been up too. Just a guess. :D

I love your son's age. So fun.