Hi all! Virginia here, aka the grouchy mommy bear.
I’m trying so hard to roll with the punches, but I feel as if I’m doing a pretty cruddy job of it. SO….pardon me a second while I whine (you can pass the cheese over if you have any). Here goes….I have a marathon (my first) next Saturday, and I just don’t feel ready. I was doing great with training until hip/knee pain crept into the picture. It turns out I’m having some IT band issues. SO….I have been trying to rest it more, take shorter runs, ice it, etc. I even went and got a sports massage. (I hate rest…it feels like giving in). Sigh…it does seem better, but I haven’t run more than 13 miles straight in several weeks. Amy marathoners out there who can give me some “you can do it vibes” would be appreciated right NOW! Since I am a week out, I am supposed to be “tapering” so I won’t have another long run until the marathon. I’m nervous. NERVOUS. SKKKKKEEEERRRDDD (how’s that for a dramatic spelling of scared)!?
To top that off today (Saturday) my husband has to work all day so I can’t do my normal long Saturday workout. (He’s a teacher, so Saturday work is not normal!) AND we are all suffering from sinus issues. For fun and to get in some sort of workout, I was going to run a 5K with my boys today (pushing the baby in the jogger), but one son just doesn’t feel well enough (severely disappointing another). I thought they were feeling well enough to go to the kids care at the gym so that I could take a spin class….but as we got in the car the 9 year old started crying about his stomach. Nothing is going as planned today. (I’ll take that cheese now). GRRRRRRRRR!
So…such is the life of a mom. I’m trying so hard to roll with this and figure out when I can do something today, but I know I am being a grouchy mommy bear. I feel like a bad athlete and a bad mom. I have a feeling my baby (almost 3 year old) will get way too many episodes of Calliou today. Woo hoo! Mom of the Year award for ME!!!
Before you decide I’m a spoiled woman with no appreciation of her great life….please realize that this is just a gripe. I have a great life with fabulous kids and a supportive hubby… I’m beyond lucky. BUT…even a lucky mom can feel frustrated and a bit grumpy. Right?
I hope that all of you who read this have a great weekend! There…that’s less whiny and grouchy!