Wednesday, January 27, 2010


This past Saturday the wonderful ladies I run with and I decided to do a 10 mile run. This run is in preparation for a 1/2 marathon we decided to sign up for about a week and a half ago (the 1/2 is on Saturday). Pretty crazy but the 1/2 marathon is in preparation for another crazy race we signed ourselves up for. Anyway, it has been a while since I have run that many miles so I knew I needed to get a good nights sleep. Dave and I went out Friday night but we got home at a decent time after eating a carb enriched dinner. After I got back from taking the babysitter home I went to check on Ella and I heard the most distinct and unmistakable cough...the croup. She didn't feel warm and she was still sleeping so I put the humidifier in her room and figured she would wake me up if she needed me. As I was just drifting off to sleep at about 11:30 (much later then I planned) Ella started calling and crying. And this is how the rest of my night went...

11:30 - Get Ella and bring her in my room.
11:45 - My sweet hubby takes Ella into a hot steamy shower to help her breath so I can get some sleep.
12:15ish - Our fire alarm goes off. When Dave opened the bathroom door all of the steam set off the alarm.
12:30ish - Dave finally gets the alarm shut off.
1:00 - Ella drifts off to sleep.
1:15 - Dailee comes in our room in a panic over Ella being sick and the fire alarm going off (very understandable).
1:30 - Dailee calms down and sleeps in the chair in our room.
1:30 - SLEEP!!!
3:00 - Aurbrey wakes up and is barfing in our toilet#@#!!??? Dave, again to the rescue as I lay in bed wishing I was asleep dreaming about the 10 mile run.
3:30ish - Quinn wets his bed.
4:00ish - Just try not to think of anything but sleep.
5:45 - Alarm goes off!!! Put on those running shoes!!!
6:00 - 7:30 - RUN 10 MILES!!!

Yes, I did it and I proved to myself that I can do hard things, at least physically anyway. I just hope I'm not barfing Saturday morning...


Jaclyn said...

Oh my gosh - super mom and a parent. Becca - you rock!

Katie's Krazy Klan said...

Wow-your nights sound like mine! I'm usually drag myself around the next day-not run 10 miles! Crazy! Get some rest!

Sam and Carmin said...

Great job, Becca! Way to go, Dave! You both get a medal.