When I say ‘hooray’ for the rest week, I’m not talking about the cut-back on training and the subsequent theoretical rest and recovery. Nope. I’m talking about getting all those things done that you don’t have time for–cleaning, working, gardening, pet-grooming, organizing, emailing, etc. etc. etc. And for this week, well my daughter’s illness, the weather and the tsunami couldn’t have been more timely. Thanks everyone.
When I picked Sadie up from ‘school’ on Monday, I could see in her eyes she was running a fever. And for 3.5 days, we rested, drank fluids, took the temperature, took some motrin and played. No school for Sadie. For me, this meant getting up at 0430 to complete my run before my husband hustled off to work, and sitting on my trainer during those precious naps. The weather, believe it or not, has been C-R-A-P-P-Y. Before today, we had not seen the sun shine since Sunday. So, I may have been on my trainer anyhow. And then last night at 10:00 PM, the sirens started howling. We had just blissfully climbed into bed at a decent hour and sat bolt upright looking at each other. We don’t watch the evening news, so at that point had not heard about the Japan earthquake. Within 10 minutes, Kirk was out the door and headed back down to work. I watched the news for a bit, then headed back to bed, but with the intermittent screaming sirens and a coughing child, sleep was far away. Thank goodness I didn’t have to wake up and crank out some ridiculous workout. Oh yes. Hooray for the rest week!
P.s. Please understand that I do not make light of the tsunami. While the sirens screaming all night was an inconvenience for me, my poor hubby had to go IN to work (read: into the inundation zone) and stay all night. Furthermore, I am overwhelmed with sadness and shock over the destruction and disaster in Japan. I just wanted to make that clear.