Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Today was the kindergarten field trip, so I rearranged my schedule so I could go with the twins. We went up to Hitchcock nature center north of Crescent. I haven't been up there in a very long time. I wish I had gone last year. The views are spectacular and it would have been interesting to see the floods from that vantage point. The twins enjoyed the day and we did some hiking on the trails, so I'm counting that as my workout today. Bridget even tried a cheddar flavored bug. I guess they actually sell those. She tasted it, then spit it out, but that was better than at least half the kids there. Sean wanted no part in that, neither did I. The nature center is really nice, and the naturalists who led the groups were very good with kids. It got a little warm, and I didn't sleep well again, so we napped after the field trip. I got a good cuddle from Sean. He was exhausted too, so we both crashed out.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Again I didn't sleep too well. I probably got too hyped up from work. We had another good night at work. This morning after everyone left for school and work I did a few chores then went back to bed. I stayed in bed until 11am. Still recovering from the sore throat/congestion I guess. Then I was off to register the new CRV. That should be the last enormous check for a while. I haven't really done too much today, a little grocery shopping, laundry, dishes. I still feel pretty slow.
I did a 31 minute walk today, two miles. I forced myself to only walk, but it was a fast walk with my arms pumping. I know I should ease my body back into my workouts. It felt good to go for 30 minutes.
So, overall, today has been pretty relaxing. Hubby made enough stew yesterday for leftovers today. Thanks Hubby! You're the best!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
I didn't sleep all that great last night, so I decided to stay home from church this morning. I figured going to church than rushing off to work would be overdoing it, and I want to keep getting better. I stayed in bed until 10:30, not necessarily sleeping the whole time, but at least resting. Brian left my two oldest boys home to help me get ready for work. They even made me breakfast. I've got such great kids.
I did 10 minutes on the elliptical, slightly faster again, 62 rpm. It feels good to use my muscles.
Work was good last night. It was busy enough to stay awake, but not a "crazy I want to quit my job" night. We got to work with some of the pharmacy students who will be graduating soon and moving on. It's nice to get a chance to wish them well.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
What a difference some sleep makes! I did go to the doctor yesterday since I really need to work this weekend. I can miss one shift. I took an extra shift last week. If I miss all weekend, that's a whole paycheck for me. It's also harder for them to fill in on the weekend shifts. That's why I called in sick for Friday a day early. My plan was to take Thursday and Friday to get myself well enough to go to work. At the doctor's office I got a shot of Rocephin to jump start the healing, and also got a prescription for another antibiotic. Last night I was starting to feel and act a little better, so I did not take sudafed at bedtime. Sudafed always keeps me awake. I hadn't slept in two nights. I also took some strong pain killers to help the sore throat, nose and sinuses. I finally slept. Today, the sore throat is much better, more like the soreness from having been irritated so long than anything else, not the worst sore throat of my life feeling. My sinuses are also clearing out some too. I will be able to handle my work shifts today and tomorrow.
I did ten minutes on the elliptical, a little faster than the last two days. I know some people are concerned about my workouts the last two days, but it really did feel good to get off the couch for those ten minutes each day. Here's how slow I went:
Normal workouts on the elliptical: 67-72 RPM, anywhere from 10-60 minutes
The last two days: 50 RPM for only 10 minutes each day, then back on the couch with more fluids.
Today: 60 RPM for only 10 minutes
So I really don't feel like I overdid it. I'll probably only get 10 minutes in tomorrow as well, again at a slower pace. I'll ease back into the "real" workouts as my sinuses continue to clear.
Thank you everyone for your well wishes. It makes me feel better just knowing I have such caring friends out there.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Still sick, so today I did 10 slow, sweaty minutes on the elliptical to keep my streak intact. Going to the doctor, hope I get good meds. I could really use some sleep. This has to be the worst sore throat I've ever had.
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