early acceptance

September 15, 2008 at 8:46 pm 2 comments

let’s just face the reality now. chances are this is going to be a really bad week in the world of running. today started off rough after i spent half last night tossing and turning. somewhere around 1 a.m. insomnia crept in and convinced my brain it was time to think while my body begged for sleep. me, lying in bed, with my mind going in a thousand different directions is dangerous territory and it’s hard to shut down. i finally dozed off at about 5 a.m. for a meager 30 minutes before my alarm went off. after a slow start, i hit a second wind mid-morning and figured i could pull a decent run out this evening. but right at the end of the school day i got a call from sab’s school. she was in the clinic throwing up and they didn’t want to put her on the bus to afterschool. i ran out of the office, thinking ahead enough to grab a bunch of files so i could get some work done from home, but scatter-brained enough to leave my purse. i volunteer at sabs school as a parent chaperon for all field trips so most of the administrators know me but go figure, most everyone was gone for the day by the time i got there, so i had to wait for a coworker to fax a copy of my license before they would release my child to me. now don’t get me wrong, i truly appreciate the security measures they have in place but i felt so stupid and so bad that sab had to lie on that hard cot in the clinic longer than she should have. we got home and eventually i managed to get her to fall asleep and though i was close to passing out too, i decided i could at least muster the energy for a few miles. i puttered around a bit as i got ready and finally settled into a nice 9 minute pace on the tread. i wasn’t a half mile in and sab comes into the room covered in throw up. poor thing hadn’t even made it out of bed. a warm bath, two loads of linens in the wash and some mommy tlc later i couldn’t bring myself to try again. my baby wanted me with her and who was i to deny her a lap to curl up in. somethings are far more important than a run. i have a feeling it’s going to be a long night. sab is asleep on the couch but she’s been waking up every 20 minutes or so to get sick.

the rest of the week will be crazy as well. sab has gymnastics tomorrow night. of course we won’t go if she’s still sick but either way i’ll try to get in a few miles on the tread. wednesday i’m going to the red sox game. yes, i know, i live in the tampa bay area so most people around here consider it the rays game but my heart belongs to boston, in more ways than one. thursday i’ll be slaving away in the kitchen preparing the friday lunch i promised to anyone in my office who donated to my breast cancer 3-day fund. once i’ve got my lasagna in the oven i’ll head out for a hopefully decent run knowing that may be my only chance to get outside and run before another treadmill weekend. and since sab is home this weekend, i’m still not sure if i’m going to get in a long run at all.

i’m not trying to set the week up for training failure but simply to come to an early acceptance that sometimes life gets in the way of the plan and that’s ok. honestly, i’m thinking it may not be a bad idea to take this week easy anyway. my official training plan starts next monday so this is it. my last reprieve. so maybe i’ll have a beer at the sox game. or make a decadent dessert to go with the lasagna. maybe i’ll make the weekend about rest and relaxation.

maybe. but knowing me … maybe not.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sarahwrites2  |  September 16, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    favorite line “sometimes life gets in the way of the plan and that’s ok”

    hope sab feels better and GO SOX! 🙂

  • 2. becelisa  |  September 17, 2008 at 6:45 am

    thanks! i think she’s finally heading in the right direction. hope i don’t get it now! thank goodness i’m a purell and airborne junkie. lol.

    GO SOX!


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