Friday Thoughts and Running for Clarity
Normally I am full of ideas on what to write and while I have a few in my head I am just lacking clarity and don't know where to start so I just want to write some thoughts and today get back to why I began this blog; to write what was on my mind...
This past week has been a little crazy and stressful all around. I know I haven't said much about the surgery I had last week but while I am feeling better I am still without answers, so we wait more. Could be another week before the doctor has things back to discuss. I do have some answers to explain things that have been happening over the past few years and did find out that my hemoglobin is low and after looking at other labs, likely iron deficiency anemia, thanks to Tracy for her consult, got to love having sports minded physician friends J. I began on iron and hope to see a difference in the next month or so.
Since Friday we have also been dealing with a sick puppy. Every time I think about bringing him in he gets better for a day or two but then is sick again. After a call with the vet I spent Monday boiling hamburger and rice, yuck! He’s lucky I love him enough to do things that truly disgust me. Fingers crossed now that we are back on real food he is finally better.
It truly is amazing how kids can sense stress and react despite not truly knowing. I Over the past couple weeks O has been in prime form lately with hitting and yelling! It is tough when kids can't use words (or have the words) to express their frustrations and react in a less than ideal way. I have tried it all and am open to more suggestions. I keep hearing 3 ½ to 4 is the tough age and this is “normal” What has worked for other parents? We have tried it all: time outs, taking away toys/rewards, rewarding good behavior, ignoring the hitting, removing her from the situation, talking, etc.
|Yes, that is pink hair!|
In order to deal with this stress I run, I bet you’re not surprised! Twice this week I ran with my moms running group and have even gotten in a great morning run to think and run some intervals. I got the best compliment yesterday when someone pointed out “my runner legs” J Matt and I decided to take a “relaxing” Saturday to de-stress tomorrow. While many would laugh at our relaxing plans this sounds perfect: start the morning with a long run 16-20 miles then we’re going to bike to a couple local wineries to do some wine tasting. Yes, an active relaxing day J Does this sound relaxing to you or are we just crazy?
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend, Any fun plans? Fingers crossed for a healthy dog and good answers soon. My big plans today include spin class and finding new music for my iPod.