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If I Can Do It Today...

Sunday, December 09, 2012

...then I can do it anytime for the rest of my life!!! It is currently 37F and raining outside with a stiff breeze out of the east. And I donated blood yesterday. And I have 3 kids with stomach flu. And tomorrow my TOM is scheduled to arrive so my back is achy and temperamental.

And I ran 4 miles. BAM!!!!!

I can't even describe how I feel right now. It was an ugly, icky run, and I tried to talk myself out of it several times. But my other voice, my "badass voice", kept interjecting and reminding me how far I had come...and how nice that tailwind would feel coming home (even though I never quite got one...it was an opposite crosswind)...and how good I would feel the rest of the day...and how great a job I've been doing lately and I'm not gonna back down now.

Now, about stomach flu and finals.

My oldest daughter got it a week ago and I thought for sure the rest of us would have it within hours! And I felt nauseous on and off, but I just assumed it was in my head or I would've actually barfed after awhile. But we seemed to go unscathed until Friday, when my 2nd grader got it, about a half hour before his sister's birthday party. Then the little guy got it yesterday. And the 7th grader has actually been fighting something unknown all week; she overslept 2x over the past week and has taken 3 hour naps every day after school! We took her to the dr. on Friday and she doesn't have mono, but her glands were swollen so she's definitely fighting something. And husband has been fighting a cold for the past 2 days too. I'm just about the last one standing right now, and I really think it's because I've been eating so clean the past 2 months. Not perfect, but always in my calorie range or within a couple hundred on off-days. And the exercise, every day of my life. Even if I don't make it to the gym, or go for a run, I always make sure I do something, every day. It's all adding up and I'm feeling good. Knock on wood. Because my little guy barfed on me last night.

This coming week is finals week and I can't wait to be DONE!!! I have 2 extra study sessions for my algebra final tomorrow, and this evening and Tuesday I'm going to study for my Physics final, and on Tuesday/Wednesday I need to study for my Trig final. My last final is Thursday morning and then I'm FREEEE!!!! Yesterday, after a hectic week, and kids getting sick all around me, I holed up in my house for the day. I made an awesome b-fast casserole, homemade chicken soup from the crockpot and fresh bread from the bread machine for lunch, and homemade pulled pork in the other crockpot for dinner. And I made an apple cranberry crisp for dessert, and ate 2 helpings of it but after the week I had, I decided I was entitled! Being "just a mom" all day yesterday was wonderful, and I'm looking forward to a few more of those after finals are over.

For now though, I'm starving and in need of a shower. Spark On and have a great day!
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