My Not-So-Healthy Nest

by Kim on October 15, 2012

I feel like the universe doesn’t want me to run races right now.

First, this happened. I won’t dwell on it now, but that whole fiasco definitely knocked me down a peg.

Then, I missed my long run last weekend. Which was fine at the time. We were traveling, it was just one run…whatever.

But now it’s officially race week, and I missed my long run over the weekend AGAIN-and it was my final long run before the race.

Remember how I was really, honestly planning on running 12 miles (see #3)? Well, going into the weekend, my chips were already down-it was supposed to rain both Saturday and Sunday, and hubby was going to be out of town, so I was going to have to get a babysitter. (I don’t have a jogging stroller, but even if I did, Mason wouldn’t sit it in for more than maybe 10 minutes.)

But THEN, Mase got sick. It was his first cold, and wow…it was a traumatizing experience for both of us. I know it’s normal for babies to get colds, and he was destined to get sick eventually (we’re probably lucky to have made it this long), but I had NO idea it was going to be so emotionally difficult for me! It was unbearable watching him gasp for air while eating or trying to suck on his pacifier because he was so stuffed up. I couldn’t stand seeing his poor runny nose and big red-rimmed eyes. He couldn’t sleep, so he cried…which made me want to cry…

It was bad.

So I put him in the warmest outfit I could find:

ski outfitSki lodge baby

And loaded up on baby cold care stuff from Target:

sick I had high hopes for the boogie wipes, which are made with saline and supposedly soothing, but he screamed every time I came near him with one anyway.
You win again, marketing!

I blasted the heater and humidifier in his room, we did baths in a steamy bathroom, and I VapoRubbed the crap out of him. (The first time I put the VapoRub on his chest, he started gasping and looking around frantically. It was actually kind of funny-I could see him thinking “WHAT IS THIS FEELING?”)

So that was Saturday. By Sunday, he was already looking a lot better…which would have been promising for my run, but then the rain became a problem. It poured ALL DAY.

And then there was the final nail in the coffin: when I woke up this morning, I realized that I’m sick now. Ughhh.

(In fact, I’m so sick that I had to eat one of my pilates arm weights-haha.)

I was so determined to do the stupid run that I was still considering giving it a shot, but I didn’t want to spread the joy of the germfest by having someone babysit.

So, the run is going unrun, and I’m just going to have to cross my fingers this weekend. Wish me luck…

I’ve decided (probably not very surprisingly) that I’m going to take a break from races and cut back on running for awhile after this. I was considering trying to squeeze in a 10K or something before the end of the season, but I think I’ve had enough of training schedules for awhile. Instead, I’m thinking about taking a shot at Jillian’s 30 Day Shred.


Not to lose 20 pounds or anything-just to try something different.

Anyone else tried the Shred? Recommend?

Have a great week! And take it from me…get some Vitamin C!


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda W October 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I just found your blog, and will be a regular reader from now on. I just finished the 30 Day Shred. It was tough but then again, I’m a workout beginner. I’ve been using it to lose some weight, and in 30 days I lost 8 pounds and 9 inches. I definitely recommend it. I just started her Ripped in 30, and I think I like it even better than 30DS.


Kim October 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Amanda–welcome! Congratulations on your weight loss! Thanks for the info.


Jenny October 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

30 Day Shred is a great video – I used it frequently a few years ago. Awesome full body training in a short amount of time.


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