First, I wanted to share an article that Luke interviewed me for on Podium Runner here! I had no idea that he was taking pictures during the race and after ha but this picture perfectly describes how I felt at the end of CIM. I just sat there for a few minutes feeling heartbroken and terrible but those feelings have changed since then and the risk we take to fail is more than worth it.
We started out in Instacare right when it opened Sunday morning. Brooke has had croup many times in her life so I didn’t wait and went straight in with her. Sure enough, it was croup and luckily the steroid they gave her worked very quickly. Her breathing went from labored and heavy to normal within just about an hour. The good news is the doctor said she will be totally fine by Christmas which was a huge relief to both of us!
When we got home she told me that crepes would help her to continue to feel better.
We spent a lot of time Full House watching, reading this amazing book together and trying to keep Skye away from Brooke.
There was a lot of cuddling.
Skye still made sure to party though.
And thank you to my sister for giving her a microphone… now to find a toy that makes a lot of noise to give to her little boys;)
We made a simple dinner from Two Peas & Their Pod—> Garlic Bread Caprese.
And do me a favor and try these frozen. They are magical.
I have a good friend training for the same ultra I did last year so I was showing her what I did this week last year for my training and I CANNOT IMAGINE DOING BACK TO BACK long runs again. Isn’t it crazy how much training changes our perception on what is normal and then you get out of it and wonder how in the world we ever did such a thing?
Random tangent from Saturday night but Skye loves wearing these crocks and every time she does it makes me think of a family in my area. They all run in crocks and they run FAST (I remember being at a half-marathon with the dad and he ran a 71 minute 1/2 marathon or something in them). Pretty amazing and I just want to know how they do it.
Time for an earlyish morning run and some pull-ups. The weather is predicted to be snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas and I really hope that happens.
Last time you were sick? With what?
-The school’s secretary said the other day there were close to 100 people between the students and teachers that were absent last Thursday because of sickness. There is so much going around here right now!
If you celebrate Christmas… are you all ready for the day or still need to finish up a few things?!
Who will have snow on Christmas where they’ll be?
Have a workout today? What are you doing for it?