Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New plan

Yesterday I woke up with a stuffy/runny nose and just a slight scratch to my throat. Today it's definitely a head cold.

Yesterday was Halloween, which required much to do on my part, including walking around in the chilly weather with little kids for an extended period of time. (When it got really cold I took Noah and some of the younger kids home and Josh stayed out with the bigger kids).

Yesterday I ate candy. More than I probably should have.

Last night, after putting the kids to bed and getting started on the cleaning, packing, organizing that I have to accomplish before Thursday morning, I finally went to bed at 1:40am. I woke up this morning with four hours of sleep.

Yesterday was a total fail in "how to get ready for race day".

Today will be better.

Today I am staying home all day. And wearing sweats.

Today I am not eating any candy. (Not one piece of the 26 POUNDS that is sitting in a Hefty bag in the closet).

Today I am resting as much as possible.

Tonight I will go to bed nice and early.

This is the official start to  my "kick this cold to the curb and get rested up" plan.

Wish me luck!

19 comments:

Lacey Sue said...

LUCK! :)

Meaghan said...

GOOD LUCK :)

bobbi said...

Good luck!!

Meredith said...

Good luck and praying you feel better!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Feel better soon! Good luck!

Penny said...

Sending you healing vibes girl. Way to tackle a bad day.

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

Feel better fast!

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Erin. Thinking of you. Rest is THE most important thing you can do now - not run, not stress, not plan. It's so close - do what you can to take care of you and be willing (maybe) to be flexible in your plans/goals.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Thinking of you! I always seem to get some sort of sick the week or two before my marathon. Well, I've only run 4...listen to me talk like I'm a pro or something...sheesh. Anyway, best wishes girl!

LBTEPA said...

get better soon!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Good luck getting better!!! I am so sorry you are under the weather right before a big marathon! Rest, rest, rest (well rest as much as a mother of 12 can!).

Terzah said...

Rest, Erin, rest! Early bedtime! Chicken soup! Emergen-C! Sending your immune system power vibes....

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

You have time for this cold to be well on it's way before race day! Last week both my baby and my husband had a cold. I was feeling run down and exhausted on friday and thought for sure i was doomed to have a cold by race day but i made myself rest and i hydrated like crazy and i was totally fine on race day! i am praying for you and sending healing thoughts your way!!! xxoo

Zoltan said...

Good luck! Perhaps take Zinc lozenges to help fight off the cold....four or five a day!

Molly said...

feel better!!!!!

Andrea H. said...

Good girl. That's what I'm talking about. Especially the rest!

lindsay said...

feel better! a little candy rx never hurt ;)

get well and keep the household healthy - don't need that bug circulating for months!

Suz and Allan said...

Feel better soon!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

buy bye cold you don't have a chance in this strong body!!