Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Case of the Lazies

I kinda feel like a slug.  A busy slug, but a slug. 

I have not ran since my 14 mile run on Saturday.  I had anticipated Sunday to be a rest day, but things kind of got away from me.

Sunday both my kids had soccer games in away locations.  I probably spent over 3 hours of driving that day.  And kind of all for not.  There was a mix up with my daughter's team and even though they won the game, and played great (she's improving so much!) ... they likely will record a loss on the scoreboard on a technicality because they didn't have a required item with them (sub coach who isn't experienced in this stuff - not his fault).  It sucks, but it is what it is.  The other team's behaviour was disgusting though.  After the game, which score-wise our team won, the other team started jumping up and down screeching "We Won! We Won! hahaha You lost!".  I would smack my child to the heavens if she acted like that. 

Afterwards, in another location, my son had his game.  It was another very physical game, very intense.  One of our players got kicked out for foul language ... he's had it coming for a while.  We were a man down and playing hard, but loosing.  Right near the end, my son, who is defense, attempted a bicycle kick and landed wrong - flat on his back.  After a good 5 minutes down, he was able to walk off the field and we left the game.  He was in a lot of pain.

Monday was spent at doctors and x-rays, followed by filling a prescription for pain.  Luckily nothing is broken or misaligned, but he is still very, very sore.  This zapped any energy I had for exercising on Monday.

Tuesday I just plain didn't have it in me.  This coming home in the dark SUCKS!  And it was raining and cold (4°C/39°F).  Normally my son makes a fire in the woodstove when he gets home, which he can't do right now, the house was cold when I got home.  I had plans to meet with a friend for a run, but one of her cat's died and she wasn't into it.

Know what these are?  All excuses!  I got a case of the lazies.  Unfortunately, I also have a case of eating crap. 

I don't know if it's just the mental idea of running more miles - you know, the excuse that if you run that much you can eat what you want.  But it doesn't work that way.  Especially when you take 3 days off.

This morning I somewhat rectified it.  I got my weekly swim done.  2000 Meters today.  However, I followed it up with breakfast from McDonald's (which my body apparently did not like and let me know it!).  I gotta turn this bus around.  My schedule is all mixed up this week, which is throwing off my runs, but there's no reason I can't at least keep my eating in order. 

I have big plans for tomorrow ... kinda scared, kinda excited, kinda ready.

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Anonymous said...

Glad your son is okay. Sounds like his fall was a pretty hard one. I think that is one of the things I hate most about the time change is that it's dark when I leave work. Unless I go straight to the gym from work I don't usually make it. And running outside in the dark is not my thang. You will get your mojo back - you did run over a HALF-MARATHON this weekend! A little rest was rightfully needed.

Terri said...

Glad to hear your son is okay. The time change affects me this way, too - you're not alone! And I agree with D262 - a little rest probably isn't a bad thing at all!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Glad your son is okay! I haven't started our corn/pellet stove yet this season. With baseboard electric I simply turn them up in the evening just a little and then turn them off at bedtime. cheapcheapcheap = me.

The time change is wrecking me too. I think it takes a week to adjust. ;-)

Missy said...

I would hardly call you lazy! You are like a machine ;o) Glad your son isn't too hurt.
Oh...can't wait to hear about tomorrow!!

Marlene said...

Honestly, I don't know how you busy Moms do it!! You may very well have a case of the lazies, but you have a legitimately busy schedule with those kiddos of yours!

Nej said...

Ouch!! Very good to hear he's ok!!!!

I have a similar case of the lazies. It's horrible. I LOVE winter and cold weather....but for some reason I can't get myself out in it right now. The darkness always zaps any motivation I have, and this year is no exception. I was secretly hoping that my running lifestyle would help. (sigh)

kimert said...

Glad your son is ok!!

I don't think you are lazy at all. 14 miles and my butt would probably rest a week. Of course, I do understand how it feels to get that sluggish feeling after taking a day or two off especially when you only planned one.

Fran said...

Glad to hear your son is okay!

And you're not lazy, if there's someone I look up to exercise wise it's you and there's nothing wrong with taking a few days off! Don't worry about it, it will come back to you.

Now you got me curious about your plan for tomorrow. Can't wait to hear all about it.

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Slug you are not! ;)

I'm so with you on the unsportsmanlike conduct! I've seen a lot in recent years and would NEVER tolerate it in my kids. Ugh!

I'm so glad your son is okay though.

Please blog about what has you all kinda scared and excited about! LOL Can't wait to read about whatever it is.