Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Double Recovery

I did a lot of stretching on Sunday after my 21 mile run, so yesterday I woke up fairly good, not much soreness at all. My husband is out of the town for the week, so I am a single-mommy which means I am on parenting overload right now.

Yesterday, I took the girls to a group play date at a girl from my mom's group. I love going to play dates for the social interaction for the girls and myself, but I am not an outdoorsy type of mom at all. I know, bad me, but I am not very good in heat and dealing with the kids getting dirty. But things were going great and they pulled out a beach ball sprinkler. I have never seen one before, and my girls loved it! Unfortunately, I didn't plan on water activities, so they first played in their clothes and then were running around without clothes. Yes, I am the mom that just gives into their kids when they are having fun. Well the yard was full of clovers and Bridget stepped on and got stung by a bee.

Now my Bridget is a DRAMA Queen. We are talking, the biggest drama queen of them all, so she was crying and screaming. I hate calling attention to myself, so I carry her over to a picnic table, put her on it, oops, it was hot, more screaming! Luckily I thought of ice, so had them get me some ice and we calmed down. Unfortunately, all of their clothes were soaked so we went home shirtless. Yes, prepared mommy, doesn't bring extra clothes now that the kids are potty trained. Sigh, Eric, you need to come home.

Today I had a double recovery day scheduled, so we went to the gym for 6 in the morning. My kids love the gym, so this was a good excuse to wear them out some more. The 6 was surprisingly easy, at about a 10:00 pace. I dropped the kids off at their grandma's this afternoon and went out for my 4 recovery miles while dinner was cooking. It was raining so I went a little too fast, of course, so I averaged about a 9:30 pace, again not too bad. My legs tonight felt like lead but obviously decided to listen after about a mile. And, I came home to yummy spinach quiche with feta that was in the oven. Eggs are my favorite post-run recovery meal, so now I have leftovers for tomorrow. 14 is on the schedule for tomorrow....


aron said...

wow that is a lot of miles to fit in with the hubs out of town... you are amazing!! nice job on the double :)

mamasweeds said...

Oh boy Ava got stung by a bee last summer and she NEVER lets us forget it. She is petrified of bees now. I'm sorry Brig got stung, it's such a scary thing when you are little. Glad some ice helped her feel better.

Zak is out of town this weekend so I'll be on duty by myself for a few days too. At least you are still able to get your runs in, how cool you've got a gym where the kids can go too.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

BUSY BUSY!! Good luck single Mamma

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

OK I missed the bee sting the first read. UGH!! And the no change of clothes double UGH!!

Hope you are OK.. Glad that my silly Blog could make you smile friend :)

Wendy said...

Great job on 21!

I see on your sidebar that you are running back to back marathons. I have been considering this too, but wasn't sure if I'd be too sore to do it. Have you ever done this? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

robinbb said...

aron & Mel--Thanks!

mamaweeds--Good luck this weekend, I will be thinking about you!

Wendy--This will be first time I do marathons in 2 weeks. I did 4 weeks and I PR'd. I am trying to BQ at the first marathon, so the 2nd one will just be a slow fun run hopefully. If I don't BQ, I will be looking for another marathon this winter.