Based on the way this illness ran it's course with Sweetpea, I expected to be completely out of the game for a couple days and partially out for a couple more.
Then Saturday morning rolled around and I was feeling a little better. Not great, but enough that I felt like I could deal with taking Spud to his first skating lesson. I even put a bit of effort into my appearance before we left. (I live in a town after all, and there's a high likelihood of seeing people I know when I go out.)
As the day went on, I just kept feeling better. I realized that I wasn't just laying in bed, but walking around the house. Making dinner was no biggie for me. I'd expected to still be in bed at this point. By the evening I wanted to run.
I restrained myself, but when I woke up this morning on my own, it was with energy. It's the first time in ages I've woken up on my own, rather then to an alarm or a child. And, I am excited about training! I've felt like it's something I "have" to do a lot of the time lately, rather then something I want to do.
Now, I'm not going to be a dummy. I'm taking it easy. I'm even treadmill running. (It is going to be -29c (-20f) with windchill today.) While I've run in that weather, when getting over being sick is not the time to do it. I am still a bit congested, so I need to remember that I am not 100 percent. I'll start with a walk, then a slow run and see how I feel.
But, right now, I feel great. I'm back!
Just for fun, here's a picture of Spud in his skating lesson:
|This is actually the first class of his second session of skating lessons.|
While you're here, let me mention a friend that has just has started a blog. Kelly is a person that has inspired me in ways I can't even describe. We've been in and out of each other's lives since University. She's just started running, and I know her journey will be exciting to watch. Check her out at Surviving the Couch to K Program and show her how supportive the blogosphere can be.