First off I am SO excited to say that I am a Honey Stinger Ambassador for 2018!!!! I am so excited, because I totally LOVE their products! I use their waffles on all of my long runs and love the flavors and how they sit in my tummy post consumption. I honestly didn't think I would get this because well, unlike the prez, I don't really do twitter. This was a very pleasant surprise to be picked!
Ah, running. Well, I did a practice 5K with the GOTR group I coach on Monday. I was assigned the coach for the speed walking group. Even with some brief slow running sprinkled in, my girl who stayed in my group did not finish the full 5K distance. We got about 2.2 miles done:( She didn't seem too bummed, and i am sure she will complete the entire 5K distance come race day. On Tuesday, since I really didn't run per se on Monday, I did the group run with the Manhattan Running Company. Tuesday night was safety night and we did a 5 K with the group. My hip felt fine during and after the run, go figure.
|Wrestling season started! New singlet, new head gear, and new shoes!|
I was suppose to leave Friday mid day to head down to Wichita to check into my hotel room and to chill till bib pick up and race start on Saturday. The school called when I was at the Manhattan Running Company getting fuel for the race to tell me that my kiddo had puked. In her words, a copious amount of vomit came out of his mouth and nose. YIKES! He was also running a low grade fever. Luckily daddy was in Wamego and got him before I could even leave the store. I headed home with much trepidation. I had woke up not feeling 100% myself, but not GI issues, more head cold issues. I had already taken my temp a few times just to convince myself I was fine. So the decision became, leave and get down there and then get sick, or stay and run the risk of nothing happening and drive down early, early in the morning. I don't know about you but when fluids are coming out of me like that, I prefer to be at home praying to my own porcelain god.
Fast forward to the night time. Andrew finally passed out and was resting and I wasn't sick YET. I made the decision to eat first, then head out to Wichita. I got in around 9:30 pm and after some unwinding time, was out like a light at 10:30. Up at 5 am and out the door by 6. I am going to do a separate post for the race which will probably come out before this post posts so stay tuned:)
Sunday we woke up pretty early, courtesy of little man's fever spiking. I was sore but nothing horrible. I actually feel the best when I am up and moving, not sitting. Spoiler alert: While I didn't make the 6 hour cut off, I still was able complete the distance and get a huge unofficial PR (unofficial since it was via my watch and not via their timing). I sent Tony out to go to the grocery store to get provisions just in case both of us were stuck in the house all week. We have a super busy week this coming week, so I am praying this is just a bad cold and nothing else. Seriously every single night we have something and I have a huge experiment that should be coming to completion this week. Sigh. Life with kids.
Have a great week this week! I am looking forward to some recovery time, lots of sleep, and hopefully NO ILLNESS!!!!