I really love food. Apparently, too much food can be a bad thing. I hear exercise can counteract that problem. I run so I can eat. Thus, I love to run.
Have I mentioned how much I love the shades I bought a while back?
Closed shades. Open shades.
Now it isn’t quite fair because my iPhone is not going to pick up on the smidge of light that comes through the closed shades. But, it really isn’t much. My sleeping brain will pretty much keep assuming it is night out :)
A bit of a slow start today. But, ah well. Lots of laying in bed. Coughing. Blowing my nose. It took energy to call both schools to say all four kids won’t be in school…again. Don’t worry, we will be on the mend soon enough :)
And a McD’s breakfast for me. Oatmeal and a decaf black coffee. Leftovers for lunch later.
No run…just no. I am not going to push it. I don’t even have it in me to push it. And for me to leave my babies in the morning to go run, yeah…no. Charly had a heck of a fever and you could tell by looking at her. “Mom, will you come cover me up??” And Peyten “Mom, will you come snuggle with me in your bed??”.
Yeah, it is hard enough to leave to go to work.
And then I have two meetings tonight. A VBS meeting with another church at 6. And Finance at 7.
So, I will stop home for a quick minute after work before heading out again.
My life is super exciting right now ;)
Oh and Ryan, I watched an episode of Blacklist last night. I am intrigued, so I put a few more in my queue. We will see if I get hooked or not :)
I am laying in bed enjoying a cough drop. And then I coughed. And the cough drop went on down my throat. Luckily I was about half way through it, so I don’t need the Heimlich.
I just thought you all should know how graceful I really can be :)
My FRIEND!!!!!!!! Ok, we are not friends, but we should be. Just saw your posts and went to ur page and I want to be your friend so here I am. I started running Jan. 12th at 10:30 p.m. After 15 years of pack pack and a half day smoking. I quit and started running and Im obsessed and I can't stop. So u seem like u get it. Just gunna follow u mmmk?
First off, congrats on falling in love!!! Running isn’t for everyone. But, for some…running is everything. I honestly can’t imagine not having running in my life. So, I am glad you found it and love it! I hope that you can continue on and find different milestones and goals that keeps that passion going.
And also, congrats on the quitting smoking! I smoked for …um…10 or 12 years? I don’t feel like doing the math. Something like that. And yeah, I was usually at least a pack a day. Unless I went to the bar at night and then…ugh…a lot more. It has now been 8 or so years and I have not had even one. It gets easier….:P
And last, there is a lot of inspiration on this world of Tumblr. So, follow people that seem to push you in to positive spaces. It has made a huge difference in my life. Running…and other. :)
The entire Unrath clan is down for the count today. Well, all four kids stayed home from school with varying degrees of whatever this bug is.
Aydan should be on the last day of it with just a cough it seems.
Nate just got started last night with it. Fever, couldn’t sleep.
Charly has a fever, but doesn’t seem too bad off.
Peyten, poor little thing. She has a fever and keeps hacking up stuff. She has the sweetest quietest voice right now, lol.
Mark is still fighting it off. He was dead to the world all day yesterday. And today he still has a high fever.
Me? Well, I think I still have a bit of a fever. And my cough sounds ridiculous. When I called the school to say the kids wouldn’t be in school, I sounded like The Albino in the Princess Bride…."the pit of despair!" lol.
But, I am at work and will do the best I can. I think I may need to take a few naps. I get tired so quickly and I still have the body aches. All to be expected when your body is working hard at fighting something off. I get it.
And of course this means no run today. I would have to be insane to try and run with this. I think I would get light headed the first 200 yards. I am going to try and get as much work done as I can today and then it will be home….leftovers for dinner…and comfy pants and bed!
I didn’t intend for this entire post to be about being sick, but ah well…it is what it is.
It is Monday. A brand new week. :)
Sunday Selfie. I am not sure I could be even more “me” if I tried.
I stayed home from church today. I had a heck of a fever last night. But, Mark had it worse. And Peyten and Charly picked up what Aydan had as well. All in varying degrees.
I am still not 100%, but I am better than I was last night. It probably didn’t help that I ran myself ragged yesterday. So I am just pumping Tylenol for the body aches and of course a Shamrock Shake for my throat ;)
The only other thing I have eaten today was a small bowl of raisin bran. But, I am cooking dinner for youth group and will eat some of that.
So today was truly a “rest” day and I slept A LOT! ;). Good stuff.
Carry on :)
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Yeah, I’ve squirted those dogs with a water bottle and that usually confuses them enough to get them to leave me alone.
Good idea! I wasn’t running with water today, but I will keep that in mind for the future. I think most dogs won’t actually “attack”. They just want to scare me, but yeah…you just don’t know.
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I hate that when people let their dogs run loose. I was chased by a chihuahua the other day.
The little dogs are the worst! Because they will actually nip at your ankles. They have more to prove, lol. Double ugh.
And yes, I do hate when people let their dogs run. I do run in the “country”, so I kind of get why people are more lax about it. I just REALLY appreciate when I see a fence and/or a leash! I don’t think there are laws about chaining up pets (just in town), but not sure.
And I do get that right now the snow is finally starting to melt and it makes sense to let the dogs run and be free after they have been cooped up and constrained by snow all winter. I just wish I knew if they were trained to attack or if they are all bark :)
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dogs while running is one of the scariest things ever!
Freaks. Me. Out. I try to run where there is less of a chance of dogs running around. But, that is proving to be few and far between. ;)
The baby shower was fun.
There was some sufficient baby holding time.
Vanessa looks gorgeous all prego, of course.
Peyten helped with the gifts. Couldn’t keep her away.
There was delicious cake. And sloppy joes.
And I won two gifts.
1. No one can give me a hard time about the crap I lug in my purse, because it won me a prize ;)
2. Apparently I am a bit blindly competitive. The game was “drink from a baby bottle as fast as you can”. There was six of us and each got a different “surprise” beverage. Mine? a tall bottle of lemon juice. Another person? A short bottle of wine. There was also milk and prune juice and I am not sure what else.
But, as soon as she said we could take the caps off to drink, I just chugged mine as fast as I could. I still feel a little funny…I don’t think that much lemon juice should actually be consumed. But hey, I won :P
Well, I managed to make good use of my time. While the bread was finishing baking, I cleaned the bathroom.
And once it was done, I set off on my run. I wasn’t really sure how far I was going to go. My intention was just to go farther than any other run I have done this year.
I did an out and back. Those are the easiest thing on these back country roads. I got almost to my four mile mark and I started to pass a house that had a dog barking outside. I couldn’t tell if he was on a leash or not.
Well, he was not. I moved to the other side of the road and just kept going and didn’t look at him. He kept barking and followed me down the road a bit. But, didn’t ever get closer than ten feet.
Well, I really did not want to pass him again, so I was going to just take the long way home and make it a true long run. I got another ten feet down the road after that thought and I saw a large dog at a house right about at the four mile mark. He did not appear to be on a leash either. Ugh.
So, I stopped. I looked at the big dog ahead of me (who hadn’t seen me yet). I looked behind me and the first dog was standing in the middle of the road staring at me about 15 feet away. Ugh.
So, I took the smaller of the two dogs and turned back around and went back the way I came. The dog turned around as soon as I started running towards him, but he continued to bark at me and try and be as viscous as possible.
I was able to pass him and be on my way without an incident. But, ugh…I really don’t like dogs in that scenario. If I had a dog whistle and blew that, would that cause the dogs to stay away from me? Just wondered. Might be something worth running with. There aren’t too many roads around town that I haven’t run in to a dog at one time or another.
Anyway. 8 miles in the books. 9:39 pace.
Oh, and I can’t help but say something. I like the rear end of these new running pants! :) Gotta love clearance racks.
The last pictures was supposed to show my red belly, but you can’t really tell, lol.
Now it is time for a baby shower! And then small group. I hope you all are having a good day :)
The “schedule” says 14 miles. That did not happen this morning. And I don’t know what can happen today at all.
I didn’t get to bed until 1am last night. I was very glad to be able to help Beverly and Jeff with a ride. They are fine. The van…well, the front end was dented in about 2 inches. Deer…they will get you. :/
While I was out last night, Aydan continued on with his fever. It was maybe about 102 and didn’t let up much even with Tylenol. He threw up a couple times. Coughing. And his head was pounding. Poor guy, whatever this is, was wreaking havoc on him.
He is looking a tad better today, but still has quite the fever and the cough.
The girls both woke up super early 5 or 6? And started with jumping on me, asking to turn on the light, the TV, use my phone, etc. I was not thrilled with less than 4 hours of sleep. I went to bed at 1, but it took me a bit to fall asleep.
So, I managed a bit more sleep time after that and eventually got up about 7:30. I went ahead and got some breakfast around and made Bread Pudding for small group tonight and Banana Bread for the bake sale tomorrow.
I bought a present last night for the baby shower today, so that is pretty much set. I was going to also give her my baby sling, but I can not find it! I thought I knew, but apparently not.
I felt Peyten this morning and thought she had a fever as well, but right now…she feels fine. So, maybe I was wrong. Hopefully. If Aydan is the only one that gets sick, that would be awesome.
Mark just got up. I think he was up a lot with Aydan last night. I might be able to sneak off for a bit to run now before the baby shower. Not sure how many miles. Some is better than none. But, you know how it is when kids need you and miss you and you want to find that balance between me time and their time. At least I got all my “need to do’s” done and out of the way.
Now, cleaning the house…..ugh, let’s not go there.
Oh, and I do need to wait until I pull the banana bread out of the oven. Wouldn’t that be funny…me leave on the run and the bread just burns up in the oven. I wouldn’t put it past me :)
All good stuff. :)
A date with Kathy. We had dinner at Cravings. We had never been before. It was lovely. Great service. Tasty martini. Steak was perfectly cooked. And the lobster bisque was delicious. And you can’t go wrong with fried green beans, am I right?
And then we went to South Bend Chocolate Co. for some coffee (dark mocha). There was some live music and we sat and chatted until the place closed.
Lovely evening and it was great to catch up.
Now I am currently waiting for a tow truck. My pastor called and he and his wife hit a deer. They are waiting on a tow and then I am going to go pick them up from the auto shop and take them home.
Don’t know the damage to their van, but at least they are ok.
Out of all those I only watch Grey’s. I’ve heard good things about Parenthood though and am looking forward to watching it one of these years!
Parenthood has turned in to a need for me. I miss it in the off season and look forward to each episode. I always say “it makes me feel normal” lol
Family life at its finest..and not so finest ;) It is entertaining, but I really like how they handle the different issues/relationships that arise. I would definitely suggest it!
And really…you can’t go without Suits. It is a lawyer drama. Harvey and Mike are the main characters and I can’t decide who I love most. And there are so many little one liners and movie references to catch. And Louis and Donna…are just awesome.
I don’t see the blacklist on there!!!
I hadn’t heard of that. Hulu has the last five episodes available, so I will check it out! Looks interesting. It is in the queue ;)