Tuesday, April 22, 2008

155.4 - A "no time to post" post

Today has been nuts. It started with me taking Luke to the doctor because he was up and down all night with a terribly swollen eye (he looked like he'd been in a fight and needed a piece of steak slapped on his face, ala Rocky Balboa). The doctor said his eye has a cold, because Luke rubbed his nose then rubbed his eye (he rubbed it a lot yesterday and last night) and that he has the beginnings of an ear infection. So now both my kiddos are on antibiotics. Thank you, Louis Pasteur!

I got to work around 11 a.m. (thankfully Luke's no more contagious than a regular cold so he could go to day care), and had a boat load of work to do. So the work got done with very little fun in the mix.

I didn't run yesterday as planned, and last night I stayed on track with food but did eat unplanned carby foods (a cereal bar and a mini pack of muffins) around 11 p.m., the first of 3 times that Luke woke up. The good news is, that is the only time I ate in the night. And if ever there was a night to eat, it was last night. I was exhausted from being up and down every 2 hours with poor Luke.

If the kids aren't too miserable when I pick them up, I'm going to make them go to the gym with me so I can run 4 miles. It's a measly 45 minutes, surely they'll survive, right?

Me, on the other hand--if I don't get in a run today, I may not be here tomorrow.

EDIT: Luke was too miserable, so no gym. Both of his eyes are red and swollen and tearing. I'm hoping the antibiotic will kick in tonight and he'll be okay by tomorrow. If DH doesn't get home at a decent hour so I can run tonight (I don't expect him to, he's got a big meeting tomorrow with a new client and is going to work all night probably), I'm gonna try to do a Pilates DVD tonight just so I feel like I've done something.

2nd EDIT: Did you guys watch Barack Obama on TV Tuesday night? Yeah, that was my hometown he was in. In fact, he was speaking right next door to where our office is. When I left work at 5 p.m. the police already had the streets blocked off and people were walking to the stadium. Indiana's historically a Red state, but Evansville tends to run Blue (hence, our Democratic Mayor, who's also quite ambitious, handsome, and well spoken, and I wouldn't be surprised if he's running for president in 20 years). It's no wonder there was a huge turnout.


sheila said...

Hey girl, hang in there, our long runs are out of the way and we just have to coast our way to our half. I can't wait. Hope your day is going good, I'm on my way out the door to run 5 (hopefully) its hot out.

Jess said...

I think Obama gets a pretty large turn out wherever he is. And it's not even people who support him. They just want to see him speak.

Vickie said...

Sorry you are having such a rough time with the kids - I remember those times well - it does pass - it just takes a long time to get everyone "big" and then you are still busy and still worrying - it just isn't the little kids sick stuff that they all seem to go through.

Pokey said...

sorry the kiddos are sick! I know how hairy everything gets when that happens...hang in there!

I havent been getting out for runs lately, and I have no good excuse! :X