We’ve been sick this year a lot! And it’s really impacted my fitness goals, in a negative way. When I am taking care of my sick toddler, I am drained of energy, but am still able to work out as long as time allows (if my husband makes it home I can go, but I can’t leave her in the gym daycare when she’s sick). Once I get sick though, it’s hard for me to bounce back quickly! And it’s hard to get my motivation back! First we had a bad cold, then the respiratory flu which turned into a sinus infection for me. And then this past week we had the stomach flu!
I am very envious of my husbands ability to be sick one night, and then on his bike or running the next. I think the added work of taking care of a toddler, while I am sick, just really wears me out! We don’t sleep, we barely eat, and it’s exhausting!
We have been sick 3 times this year, and it’s only March 4th. She was actually sick right before Christmas too, so that’s 4 times within 3 months. It’s very tiring! Hopefully we are done with the germs for awhile. I’ve been spraying Lysol everywhere and using Clorox wipes on every surface!
So today when I asked my daughter if she wanted to go to the gym and she said yes, I was like ok then, guess I’m good enough to go! So we went, and my goal was a mile at a faster speed than normal. And I managed! I got on one of the new fancy treadmills and started my run. I track my runs with Nike+ but also with the treadmill, and they are usually really close, but sometimes I have to pause the run on the phone and continue on the treadmill until it catches up. Tonight that didn’t work out that way, it was the opposite! So I couldn’t get a screenshot of my 9:26 mile! I was so proud! I kept watching the time to make sure I was going fast enough, and then increasing the speed. I ran at a speed of 6, then moved it up to 6.2 and finally it was 6.4 as I finished! I was so proud of myself!
Since I was on a roll, I went and did a few stretches, and a plank of course! Now I am icing since I have Plantar Faciitis and looking forward to a run in the morning before taking my daughter to school- if we don’t get covered in too much snow that is!
I’m glad I had a good run, because I got some bad news today! I went into the shoe store to see if I could order a second pair of my running sneakers. I knew these were an older model so I wanted to make sure I could keep running in my pink shoes. But they don’t have them and they can’t order them! And I can’t find them anywhere online! The new model of my shoe is grey, with pink along the bottom. Definitely not enough pink! I told the salesman that I am a Sweat Pink ambassador, and that I NEED pink shoes. I think he thought I was a little nuts! I’m bummed that I’ll have to find another new shoe, because color does matter to me- I know, it shouldn’t, but it does! Anyone have a pink shoe that is pretty high stability, and good for extremely high arches?
Aren’t these so pretty?
I hope you have had a healthier year than we have!