It has been another really long, hard week! The good news is I did manage to run three days and taught my classes for three days. I had two important doctor appointments this week, one I had been avoiding for a few months.
Monday: The kids were off school so my husband took my son to a cabin the night before and they went hunting with his friend and his son. I had taken my daughters to lunch and shopping with my mom after church. I was really tired on Sunday, but that’s pretty normal. Monday morning, I got up at 6:30 and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise run.
I ran 2.4 miles in honor or my niece, Carli. She would have been 24 years old on Sunday. I ran 2.4 and walked/jogged the rest of the way home to make it 3 miles. I wore Carli’s favorite color, hot pink, in loving memory. She’s been in heaven for over 6 years now. We miss her every single day.
Tuesday: I spent the morning with my husband and taught my class that afternoon. We worked legs! My daughter had a soccer game that night and we beat our opposing team, East Central! We came up short the last time we played them so this was a sweet victory!
Wednesday: I rested and went to see my cardiologist. Since my ER visit last May, I’ve been seeing him every 3 months. I told him I was having trouble with exhaustion and eating. It’s like I can’t get enough to eat and I’m eating every two hours. He said it was from the steroid shot I got three weeks ago for my head cold. He said it stays in your system up to 6 weeks! He explained all the side effects and sure enough, that’s what I’ve been experiencing. Sheesh. I will be glad when this shot is out of my system! Other than that, I got a good report.
Thursday: Dermatology appointment first thing that morning. I had an all clear skin check which was awesome. Usually every time I go, they remove something and it HURTS. I ran two miles that afternoon in a hurry and went straight to pick up my kids and head to teach my class.
Friday: I was so tired by Friday. My son has been sick with cough, allergy and sinus problems. I have not been sleeping well. I decided to take him to our local NP before they closed. I needed 8 miles for my long run but only had time for 6. This picture describes perfectly how I felt, not that the run was bad. It wasn’t even though the weather was terribly hot and humid. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
The whole week, I’ve felt rushed. I’m tired, overwhelmed, stressed and worried about my son. I have prayed, cried, journaled, worshiped, you name it. I feel like I do all the right things and still come up short. I know it’s just a season of life and I’m still struggling to find balance.
Saturday and Sunday are rest days and we had some severe weather come through. We are getting ready to celebrate our middle child, Addy. We are having her birthday party this afternoon. She will be 10 on Tuesday! Planning on enjoying the day with friends and family! Hopefully this week will go a little more smoothly!
How did your week go? Do you ever feel like you’re always behind and short on time? How do you balance your training, job, household, and children’s activities?