Thursday, February 10, 2011

Three Things Thursday, upset tummy edition

1. Yesterday at 5:30 a.m., I ran 6 miles. It was awesome and comfortable and we finished with a 8:56 average pace. Then at 9:40 a.m., I ran another 6 miles with IronJ and our strollers.

But that second run was different. Yes, it was windy. And yes, it was my second run in four hours. And yes, Dilly isn't the lightest child around. But, on a normal day, my running isn't really affected by those things. I could not move. I felt like I was shuffling. It took all of my will to keep going. And it really didn't help that Dilly yelled, "Stop running, please," during the ENTIRE run. We finished with a 9:28 pace, which left me feeling completely drained. I figured it was just a bad run but ...

2. At 7 p.m., I started vomiting. I felt "off" ever since that second run. I thought I was dehydrated or needed more food. Guess not. I probably should have known that I was getting sick when the thought of eating one of my birthday cupcakes ...

didn't sound appealing. Anyway, I spent the remainder of the night either in bed or hugging the toilet. It was bad. Seriously. I weigh 3.9 pounds LESS than I did yesterday morning. And it's not really getting any better. I feel OK as long as I don't stand up or move. Which is kind of hard when you have three children ...

3. But, thankfully, I have an AWESOME little sister who stepped up in my time of need. You see, J was scheduled to leave for Colorado early this morning and I knew I wasn't going to feel up to taking care of the girls. So, at 7:30 last night, I called Angie Pants (who lives 3 hours away in Baltimore) to see if she could take off work and come help me out. Fortunately, she could. She drove down late last night and is currently taking Dizzle to school. I owe her big.

42 comments:

Karen said...

Hope you feel better soon!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Oh man I know how this feels! I hope the rest of the household stays clean! Get well soon!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Wow, sounds like a nasty bug! Hope you feel better soon. (And thanks for the cupcake pic. I'm trying to RESIST!)

wojoku said...

Angie to the rescue!

That's awesome that she's able to help you guys out so much. Hopefully you're already feeling better and starting to debate whether it's safe to start in on the cupcakes. haha

I think if I tried to run 12 miles right now, I'd end up throwing up myself.

Silly Girl Running said...

So sorry to hear you're feeling awful.

That's so sweet of your sister! Bet you would do the same for her. :)

Feel better!

Jogging with Fiction said...

yikes feel better! I've been sick a lot this winter and it is the worst! I feel for you.

Tortuga_Runner said...

Yay for sisters! Hope you feel better soon.

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

OH my!! I personally think having a sick tummy is the WORST!!! Yay for Angie!! What a friend

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I hope you feel better soon. Your sister is awesome. You do owe her BIG!

Marlene said...

Oh no!! That sounds absolutely awful. Glad you have some help so you can hopefully rest up and get better! Ick. Hang in there!!! Hope you can enjoy one of those cupcakes soon. :)

Rene' said...

I have heard that this bug is bad......we have missed it at this point, but saying that I am sure that we will get hit pretty soon. on the other hand, yay for sisters!!!!

Rachel said...

Oh yuck. Sorry to hear that you're sick. That's the pits. What a nice sister! Hang in there and get well soon!

Katie said...

oh gross. those cupcakes look delicious but evil. feel better soon girl!

Miranda said...

I hope you get to feeling better, and your sister rocks!!

funderson said...

bleeeeeeeeeeech! Feel better soon.

Disney_Casey said...

wow, I am so sorry. I hope you feel better soon

Runners Fuel said...

Thos cupcakes look awesome! I hope you feel better soon! You have such a sweet little sis!

~ Jill said...

ugh hope you feel better soon so you can eat those amazing looking cupcakes! yay for your sister - that is awesome!

H Love said...

wow...I think that is good for the super sister award! feel better!

Kristin @NyceLife said...

Hope it passes soon- a stomach bug is going around down here in GA, they say it only lasts 12 hours though, hope yours is the same!

AbigailRuns said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Emz said...

YAY for sisters.

I thank God every day for my sisters.

get well soon.

and send me the remaining cupcakes [I mean have your sister do it]. ;)

get better lady!!!

longlegsontheloose.com said...

man that is one dedicated Auntie! I hope you start feeling better soon (aka a 24 hour flu instead of the week long thing). hydrate hydrate hydrate!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh buddy I HOPE you feel better..

Hmmmmm interesting that your last post is called "Baby in your Belly" and you are then talking about vomiting... Hmmmm...

Hehehehe just trying to spread Bloggy rumors, shame on me.

Feel better ASAP.. Off to Text you in hopes to make you SMILE>.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I sure hope it passes quickly. Hubbs is sick too. What is being spread down there in VA?

You have amazing family! Kudos to your sister for going above and beyond when you needed her!

Rest up friend.

journey said...

So I'm new to your blog and you have a great blog!

Sorry to hear that you are sick! Hope you get feeling better ASAP!

Happy Birthday and hope you can dig into those cupcakes soon.

MCM Mama said...

You poor thing! So glad your sister was able to come down and help out. Hope it passes quickly!

Rae said...

Feel better T!

Steven said...

Oh, feel better, Tonia! You poor thing! It's the worst when us mamas are sick and have to try and stay sane and on top of things. You just rest and thank goodness you have help on the way! Yay! Feel good and a really speedy recovery to ya!

ps-those cupcakes look AMAZING. You MUST be really sick.

Ammie said...

Um, by the way, I was signed in as my husband Steven, but this is ammie. LOL.

Rose said...

Sisters are awesome. I hope you feel better soon. =(

akjenniekt said...

wow- this flu (i'm guessing?) is really flying around!

hope you feel better soon!

Cynthia said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Sounds like you have one awesome sister!!

Those cupcakes look yummy!!

Char said...

Thank goodness for sisters. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Michelle said...

Uggh I just got over that and am down 2+ pounds - not fun! Hope you feel better soon!!

Pam said...

Your sister rocks. Hope you feel better!

Terri said...

Ugh - feel better!

wannaberunnergrl said...

Feel better and then eat thoes cupcakes girl! They look AMAZING!

Carly said...

Bummer. Hope you feel better soon! And those cupcakes look divine!

ajh said...

What a great sister! Feel better soon!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So sorry you are sick! Not fun with little ones. Hope you get feeling better and don't share it =)

Those cupcakes are look killer good. Get better JUST so you can eat those.

And how awesome is your sister. Glad you have someone to help. It's never fun to be sick when the hubs isn't around!

DaphneB said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better soon! My husband had a tummy thing on Saturday which kicked his arse big time...but it lasted less than 24 hours so I hope you are as lucky. Your birthday cupcakes look delish- my daughter wandered in as I was reading and said, "ooh Mommy look at those tasty cupcakes!"