Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Not So Pleasant in our House Today...


Well it's been an interesting 2 days in our household. Grand baby (he's 3 1/2) woke up Sunday night with the throw-ups. Which means he didn't go to day care Monday and Grammy (that's me) got to stay with him all day. He pretty much couched it most of the day and took a very long nap. Which meant I was confined to the house all day and couldn't run. I s'pose I could've when his mom got here, but at that point it was almost 6:00 and I figured I'd play catch up today. Except... the throw-ups were still here today.


Hubby was still home at 10:30 this morning so I geared up and asked him to keep an eye on our snookums while I snuck out for my run, but he had an appointment with a customer and had to leave. I should've asked first. So I did the next best thing. Since Mr. Upchuck hadn't projectiled on my sofa since around 8 AM I figured he was good for a walk. The weather was perfect and I was already sneakered up and ready to go anyway. So I strapped him into his stroller and we went for a 2 mile walk. After about the first 1/2 mile I decided that I would try running with the stroller. That was interesting. I could only do it one handed - it was too awkward to run behind it. I ran about 1/2 mile. It just wasn't runner friendly. And I felt kind of foolish. Like I was running to get somewhere quick instead of exercising. Although this kindly old gentelman who was washing his RV commented "Look at you - getting a double work out today!"


So I'm behind a day on the running. I'll definitely catch up tomorrow and aim for 21 minutes. Which is about 1.75 miles for me. I'm getting there. Slow but sure. I'm looking forward to being at the lake over the 4th of July and running with my daughter again. Memorial Day weekend I was huffing and puffing trying to do 5 minutes. Won't she be amazed that her ol' mama can run 4 times that now!


Right now, grand baby is napping and I need to do the last load of throw-up laundry. Gheesh...I thought those days were behind me! I'm going over to the new house to cook out with the hubby again tonight. The fireflies are just starting to make thier appearance and the nights have been beautiful for campfires. I love summer. Very, very much.
By the way - I just noticed the Google Ad on my side bar - for discreet affairs????? Don't know WHY they would put that on MY site - but believe me - I do NOT endorse that! hmmm....and as I go to post this I notce it's gone. Boy are they fast!

13 comments:

Manuela said...

Oh, I hope baby feels better (I love that picture!)

I went for a run yesterday morning and I saw a woman with a baby carriage. She was about a 1/2 mile from me and I couldn't help but wonder how should could run and keep that carriage moving straight (no hands!)

Well, she had a thing around her waist with some attachment that pushed the carriage as she ran. What a workout for your abs as well! I should borrow a baby and try that sometime, NOT!

Manuela said...

I'm a ditz. My original thought was to ask how the clematis liked the move. I need to move one because it's way in the back.

Let me know if and when you get blooms!

Lora said...

The clematis doesn't have blooms yet...but they're starting. Problem with where we put it - the deer are nibbling at it.

I transplanted some of the same plant down at our cottage 2 summers ago. The first summer it didn't do a whole lot - but last summer was spectacular! I thought it would just grow up the wall of the deck but it ended up winding itself around a little fountain on the deck - almosy as if we'd planned it!. I'll send a pic via email.

RunningNan said...

Wow.. A discreet affair.. interesting!

At least you gave it a go with the stroller! It's better than not trying. You'll get it in, and it will be easy!

Honi said...

hope your grand baby feels better.. great job on the running though .. thats wonderful

Big Girl said...

Barfy babies, so not fun. Hope the grandbaby is feeling better!

JC said...

Love the graphic picture. Good that you were able to get out with him for your exercise. I haven't ventured into running yet but I can walk for an hour without any problems. Enjoyed your post.

Pattie said...

That photo made me laugh out loud, Lora! Thanks for the giggle.

Poor upchuck baby. That's not fun - for either of you. But wow – look at you, trying your hardest to make exercise happen regardless. You're amazing!


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JC said...

Lora, Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

Yes, I'm going to Israel in mid JULY!!! I know it will be very, very hot but it will be in Alabama too. I've been giddy with excitment for the last 6 months but now that time is almost here, I'm feeling a little nervous. I've never been out of the country. The last time I flew I had to ask for a seat belt extender. I've done all I know to do to prepare myself physically for the trip. When I board the plane in Altanta, if I can click that seat belt without an extender you may hear me shouting all the way to your house.

Hope the baby is all well by now.

dadivastreet said...

Love that pix! Hope the little one is feeling better! Kudos for managing to still get some exercise in!

RunningNan said...

Just wanted to check and see that everything is ok over here...I miss you!

Mama Bear June said...

Sorry about the sick baby! That's never fun. You'll be back on track in no time.
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kitkat said...

I've seen plenty of women with strollers pass me up whilst running. I'm just not a runner. I occasionally do the activity, but there's just something I'm missing. Like maybe a good sports bra...

Anyway, I love that picture too, although the human version of it is pretty awful. I commend you for running and for dealing with the throw-ups!