Worst. sleep. ever. last night. Jerry apparently has the stomach flu, so he was in and out of bed constantly--going to the bathroom to throw up. He was supposed to leave for work at 5:00 this morning. In the 9 1/2 years he's worked there, he has NEVER ONCE called in sick.
They get bonuses for perfect attendance, so he has made it a point to get perfect attendance every year. I thought for sure he was going to have to call in sick today. He ended up calling and asking if he could use a vacation day today (which doesn't count against his attendance), and thankfully, they said yes.
Chandler couldn't have been happier...
Despite getting zero sleep, I still had to get the kids up and ready for school. It was pouring rain this morning, so I drove them to the bus stop. Once we got there, I realized that we forgot their backpacks at home. I went back home, ran in the house to get the backpacks, and then we went back to the bus stop. And we waited for 15 minutes, until I realized that the bus must have come while I was back at the house. So I had to drive the kids to the school in my pajamas (sans bra!).
I had a 3-mile run on the marathon schedule today, so as soon as it stopped raining, I headed out for a run. It's 46 degrees today--and ALL of the snow and ice is gone. If there is one thing that is predictable about Michigan, it's the fact that the weather is so UNpredictable. (Oh, and the fact that no matter where you drive, you will ALWAYS run into road construction).
I think I'm almost back to my pre-op pace. It's weird though, in October 2010 I was running about a 9:00 min/mile easily, even for my long runs. Then I broke my jaw, and then I gained back 15 pounds--and my pace slowed by at least a minute per mile. Now that I've dropped the weight again, I'm hoping that my pace gets a little better than it has been.
By the way, I read a VERY inspiring post by Jen at From FAT to FINISH LINE this morning, and I just had to share it with you--make sure you check it out (and be sure to watch the video at the end)!
I'm glad I don't have anything scheduled tomorrow. I'm going to try and catch up on my e-mail and housework. It's amazing how putting something off for just a day or two makes a world of difference in the long run!
I can't wait to put on my fleece pj's, pour a glass of wine (just one this time), and settle in to watch The Biggest Loser tonight. Then hopefully sleep much better than I did last night!