When I left off last week I was talking about how we were adjusting to our new routine, but that came to a halt this week when Grayson and I were both sick. It was a rough week with very few workouts. Sometimes I just don’t feel like running, and this was one of those weeks. Over the past couple of years I’ve been much better about just resting when I don’t feel well, and this week was no exception.
Weekly Run Down: Sometimes I Just Don’t Feel Like Running
Monday: 3.5 Stroller Miles + Core
Saturday: 4 Stroller Miles + Core
Sunday: 4.6 Miles
So to recap, Grayson recently started daycare 3 days a week. It was a bit of a rough adjustment, and COVID protocols (parents not being able to go inside the school, limited teacher communication, etc.) made it harder for everyone. Last weekend he came down with a fever on Saturday night. On Sunday we had a telemedicine appointment with his pediatrician who ordered a COVID test.
When I called to make the test appointment on Monday, they told me we both had to wear masks. (I’m pretty sure the test would be done in our car.) We’ve been working with Grayson on wearing one for MONTHS now and he absolutely refuses. Plus, he’s sick. Their solution? Have someone else ride with you and sit in the back to hold it on him. Um, first of all, there was no one else to come with us. Second of all, I wasn’t about to do that to my sick two year old. I am all about mask wearing but that seemed extreme. Besides, he wouldn’t be able to wear it during the actual test anyway.
Anyway, we found somewhere else to get him tested and it came back negative. But he still had a very run nose and on Wednesday he started coughing. He was supposed to go back to school on Wednesday but ended up missing the whole week. He was still so miserable on Thursday that I brought him to the pediatrician and they found that he has an ear infection. A week after all this started and he’s still not himself.
Of course, I caught whatever he had. I started having a sore throat Monday afternoon, and felt the worst on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since Grayson was home I couldn’t go into the office anyway (and I couldn’t since I wasn’t feeling well) but I still worked from home. By Saturday I started to feel better and at this point I think whatever I have left is just allergies.
Sometimes You Just Don’t Feel Like Running
So back to the weekly run down- there wasn’t much running at all! Not only did I not physically feel like running because of being sick, I was also too stressed and emotionally drained from this week. It was nice to just completely take that off the table and not worry about it. However, I wish we could have gotten outside more. I think just being trapped in the house made it a harder week. But the weather wasn’t great and the time when it was warmer was just work hours when I was scrambling to get things done.
I really hope to have a more normal week this week. I have been working from home with a toddler for over a year so I know I can do it, but having to do it unexpectedly is a little harder. Plus, he was SO whiny and miserable and just started crying whenever I would get on the phone. And now that he missed a week of school it’s going to be like starting over. I’m hoping once he is there regularly he can actually start to adjust!
Thanks for reading my complaints about this past week! Sorry there was hardly any talk of running, but some weeks are just like that.
How were your workouts last week?
Do you rest when you’re sick or try to get in some movement?