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Couch Potato Day

I'm actually sitting on the couch as I type this post from my phone.  Last night my two year old M-, was up allot.  When he was asleep I was awake with a cough and I have swollen glands along with no voice and my ears are plugged up.  Even though I'm a little tired I did manage to get a little bit of house work done this morning.  I vacuumed and hope to get some more done in the living room and perhaps I'll wash the floors if I can.  My little one is a snuggle monster right now and I don’t want to interupt that :-)

I'm thankful that today is a rest day according to my training schedule for the 12k -  I don’t have a ton of energy.  Yesterday I ran 4 miles with hills on the treadmill.  My pace was 11 1/2 minute mile.  Tomorrow I'm scheduled to run three miles. I hope my energy picks up so I can run tomorrow. If not then I'll be walking it.  I'll have to see how I feel tomorrow.  I was also scheduled to go to a playdate but I'm thinking I'm now going to cancel.

So far for food today I've had 2 pears, 1 banana and three cups of coffee w creamer (1/2 calf).

For lunch and supper its chicken noodle soup. In addition to that I will be drinking some hot tea courtesy of my running partner and friend Gwen (Thank You! XOO).

As impatient as I can be sometimes when a wrench gets thrown in the works it serves as a reminder I need to slow down sometimes.  I need to listen to my body.  The no pain no gain principle does not apply.

I will get better quickly no matter what - so I hope on the quickly part
:-)


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  1. Feel better soon!! Glad you have cuddle time, tea, and the sense to stay down when your body is calling out...you will get to run soon again! Funny how our brains worry now about exercise/eating, etc....how times have changed!! : ) -mid

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  2. LOL Mid on now worrying about not get exercise!

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