The past couple weeks have been a blur. It all started on October 25 since my kids were off from school for two days (nothing much is accomplished when they have off).
On October 28, we went out for a fun afternoon of trick-or-treating as a family, which completely wore them out. A few hours after putting them to bed, I heard my daughter call to me, "Mommy? My throat hurts." I took her temperature, and it was 102. Dang. I gave her some honey for her throat and ibuprofen for her fever. Hopefully, it would just be a temporary reaction to running hard that day.
Of course, it wasn't that simple. She was out of school four days with a double ear infection. Finally, on Friday, she got to go to school.
But then, it was a three-day weekend due to parent-teacher conferences. That ended up being a good thing for her because being sick for so long really took a toll on my daughter. Not so good for me because I wasn't able to get much done and there was Halloween candy in the house. I had smartly filled a Ziploc bag with various goodies for my husband to take to the team he supervises at work the day after trick-or-treating, but there was still a lot left. And the stress of having my week knocked off-kilter showed in my cravings for candy and on my number on the scale.
On top of that, my exercise routine (which has consisted primarily of walking) was thrown out of whack because my left knee was starting to hurt and I could feel the beginnings of plantar fasciitis on my right foot. So no more walking for a time...
I knew this week was going to be crazy, as well, because of a three-day online conference that I was participating in, but I was determined to get back on track since I knew what was coming. I tracked better, made sure my water intake was up, and started a new strength training routine. My knee is feeling better, and the stretches I am doing every morning are helping my foot a bit (though, with past bouts of plantar fasciitis, I know it can take a few months to fully heal). Still, it's been a good week compared to last week!
The goal for this week is to find another cardio activity to replace the walking. I am bummed about walking not working out for the time being. I was able to couple that activity with talking on the phone -- not only did the time fly when I walked, but I was multitasking! I know there are resources on SP that will offer good alternatives, and I will take the time this week to figure it all out so that I can be a bit more prepared for the insanity of Thanksgiving :)
Hope you all are doing well!