Sunday, July 31, 2011

Finally...A Parade!

The end of June and beginning of July has been kind of a tough month for our household.  Here's a bullet point rundown;
  • June 24 - The "procedure" kept me outta commission for about a week. 
  • July 2nd - Oldest daughter gets sick while 90 miles from home and throws up.  To make it worse, she threw up all over me and I didn't have any spare clothes.  Yuck. * missed parade #1 *
  • She gets a temp of 105 Sunday morning and goes to Urgent Care. 
  • She doesn't lose the temp until Thursday July 7th and doesn't go back to daycare until the next day. 
  • Friday July 8th, my youngest gets a temp and we repeat the same s**t for another 5 days. * missed parade #2 * 
  • Both kids test negative for strep throat and we're told its viral and it has to run its course...great. 
  •  During the 10 days of continuous illness, my wife and I work half days at work so one of can be home with the sick one. During this time, no runs or workouts for either of us. 
  • As of July 22nd, the illness's have seemed to go away (although the youngest seems to be teething, so she's a little crabby). OH BUT WAIT! my wife and I get a call at work and the oldest had a temp. 
  • She spikes a temp of 104 again on friday night and she throws up twice. We give her a cool bath, some medicine, and the wife and I are on Def Con 5 again all night.  
  • Saturday July 23rd, the oldest takes a 6 hour nap and sweats out the fever. 2:30pm, she is fever free!
  • Sunday July 24th, we go to a PARADE! 

Anyway, after a long few weeks of little sleep and no training, Half Iron training has resumed. A few weeks off hasn't been bad and in reality, it was probably needed. 
Next weekend I have my first tri of the year, a sprint in Big Lake, MN. 

Graniteman Big Lake Triathlon -  August 6, 2011 - Big Lake, MN

It's a 1/3 mile swim, 15 mile bike, and a 5K Run. It should be fun and I'm going into it with zero expectations. This is the first year of this event, so there are no finish times or race reports to rely on to gauge the course. The race director posted the course maps just last week, so there may be a few hiccups with the overall event, but it should still fun.
My wife and I decided to make a weekend out of the whole thing. We took off work on Friday and will be staying at a hotel and then the race will be Saturday morning. Then we'll go back to the hotel, relax, and let the kids play in the pool. Since we haven't been able to camp since Memorial Day, this may be our "vacation" this summer. Oh well, at least the kids are feeling better and we get to have a fun weekend.


1 comment:

  1. Ah, the merry-go-round of kids getting sick -- been there! Glad to hear everyone is healthy now and you made it to the parade.