Thursday, February 2, 2012

Under the Weather

Hello from my couch.  I am on day 3 of a stomach bug that doesn't seem to want to escape me.  Monday night I was up all night with my youngest who was throwing up.  The next morning I put her on the floor of my living room to rest.  An hour into school day, the school nurse calls saying my oldest is feeling sick.  I spent Tuesday afternoon helping her throw up in a bucket and not on my floors.  By late afternoon, she was moaning, but feeling better.

I hopped on the treadmill for what would be my last run of the week.  I got in my 12 mile run pretty easily.  I felt strong and averaged a sub-9 minute pace.  I got done running and headed to the kitchen to replenish some of my lost calories.  That is when it hit me.  I could barely stomach a Luna bar and one bottle of water.  I thought what I was feeling in my head so I got ready for class and started driving.  I made it 10 minutes into my drive and turned around.  I headed to my couch and spent the evening there.  Getting sick after a 12 mile run has proven to be harder on my body that I would like.  I woke up incredibly dehydrated yesterday with cramps in my lower back.  I was hoping I would wake up feeling better today, but again, I am back on my couch and unable to eat.  I have my Nuun in my water bottle and am hoping I am missing some electrolytes and I can get rid of this awful feeling very soon.

I have only missed one class so far and now two runs.  Missing runs is mentally killing me, but I know getting healthy is a priority.  I signed up for a Superbowl 5k on Monday before the house got sick so I am hoping I will make it to the starting line with Steph, Janine, and Meaghan.  I have done this race a few times, so a good time would be nice, but not expected anymore.

11 comments:

See Mom Run Far said...

Sorry Robin! That is NO FUN at all. We have had puking kids around here too for the past two weeks but fingers crossed, I have been ok so far. Hope you are feeling better asap. HUGS!

jessica (pace of me) said...

ick.
stomach bugs are awful.
feel better soon and i know you will rock the 5k!!

runningforthekitchen said...

oh no! i hope you feel better soon and have fun at your 5K

Laura said...

Oh, yuck, Robin! That sounds miserable... it's awful to be sick and then trying to take care of kids on top of it, yikes! Hope you're all through it soon, and get back to your running!

Michelle @ Crazy*Running*Legs said...

UGH! Hope you feel better soon :(

Sybil said...

we had this in our house two nights ago and judging from FB posts, so did a lot of other people! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Stephanie said...

:( I hope you are feeling much better now. But let me know, I will make aaron make soup we have to get you ready for Sunday!!

JunieB said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! At least its early in the training and you are good from here on out! I too just got over being sick and it sucks!

Suzanne Westenhofer said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Jenn said...

Hope you're feeling better now!!! I'm seriously thinking about wearing my dental mask around the house again. My kids are like walking germ infestations. At least one of them sick constantly. Best of luck with the 5K if your body cooperates!

Michele @ nycrunningmama.com said...

Oh gosh!! Robin! I hope you are feeling better!!! Take it easy ! And don't stress about missing a few days of running - it WON'T affect your performance!! Just take care of yourself!!! Mamas can't be sick =(