goings on

December 9, 2014

1) C is sick again.  For the past 3 days he’s been running fevers of untoward proportions with no other discernible symptoms.  (other than extreme pitifulness during the fevers themselves.)  While I am certified in general pediatrics, I utterly fail at doctoring my own children — for me, emotion completely gets in the way of logic.

Anyway, I had G (our nanny) bring him in and our smart pediatrician reminded me of that childhood classic, roseola.  I’m pretty sure she nailed the diagnosis and I’ll be waiting for the famous rash to pop up today.

And the fevers to go away.

that sad sad little face

2) There is a 10 foot non-native snake (which has been referred to as a python and an anaconda and I’m not sure if it’s both or either but I refuse to google those words) LOOSE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  And when I say “our neighborhood”, I mean that the thing has been sighted a block from our house, sunning itself by the lake.   We’ve made the news, for anyone doubting this ridiculousness.  AGH!

there goes the neighborhood

A&C are on house arrest until this is resolved.  (Okay, not really, but I refuse to take them both out to our nearby playground unless they can each have their own caregiver following them around because yeah.)

3) Josh turned 40!  We had a lovely party with family and friends at the house to celebrate on Saturday night, illnesses and snakes be damned.  Time is flying, everyone.  He says he feels 25.  I am 34, and I feel about 25 too, so that sounds believable.

4) My running is going — meh.  Over the weekend, due to illnesses/snakes/partying, I got exactly 0 miles in.  

Total workouts last week:

M – 9.09 mi, 9:44/mi pace (outside, it was quite warm)

T – barre workout (30 min barre3)

W – 4 mi with 2 @ tempo (~8:20/mi for tempo segment), total 8:57/mi

R – rest

F – 4 mi easy pace but with hill repeats on treadmill (5 x 3% x 2 min)

S & S – nada

I don’t think I’m going to set any speed records on the half marathon coming up in January, but I am excited to get back into the game.  I’m thinking that I will train for a 5K (i.e., focus on speed) in the spring.

5) Laura’s post in which she talks about going to a late night choral concert in NYC yesterday was rather inspiring.  I probably could use a little more “do it anyway!” in my life, too.

Coming up later this week:
Hobonichi weekly planning post
Decluttering (my new favorite activity)

Bonus pix:

Josh took A to fly a kite!  Highly recommend as a toddler activity – she loved it.

All FROZEN all the time . . .

The magic of ibuprofen!

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