Life is handing me lemons right now and I am having a hard time turning those lemons into lemonade.
The April Fools Day snow storm that brought in snow and makes the roads yukky again. This is fantastic considering I have a race tomorrow. This is a small lemon but I was really happy to see clear roads finally...
My knee is bothering me and it's hurting my brain more than my knee. I mean, yeah-I am having some strange knee pain and it's bizarre. Not the knee pain that brought me to PT, it's behind the knee. It's really more of a mind screw right now. I rested yesterday and now the crazies of taking a rest day are starting to play their games with my head. Another bonus for racing tomorrow.
Lola woke up at 10pm last night crying, coughing, hot and then up it came. Rice and sunflower seeds from the nights dinner All.Over.Me.Her.The Bed.The Floor. A bit of a trail from the floor into the bathroom.
Now, aside from some spit up when she was an infant my girl has not puked. I cannot stand vomit. So.Freaking.Gross. She was crying hysterically and told me she was scared. It broke my heart to see my little girl like that. But being my daughter, the whole puking episode did not bother me and after a while she was back to being "Lola"-I think that the big coughing episode triggered the vomitus.
Needless to say, she was up and not going back to sleep so we set up camp in the living room and watched some cartoons. Eventually, we did go back to bed but I never really slept. I don't function well with little sleep so I do see a nap in my future.
Is this my third race bonus? A totally messed up sleep schedule?
So I'll try to make lemonade from this-
My daughter is just fine and not really sick sick, so this is the best thing.
The extra rest could be just what my body needs to be 100% tomorrow.
The down time today will allow me to follow Jason's IMCA 70.3 race, check on Barbara's first Olympic distance race and get a little reading done. I blew thru the first 14 chapters of Born to Run and have not had a chance to pick it back up.
I may try to get in an easy spin and/or easy run later. I just feel like I need to M-O-V-E!! or I might go swim. Who knows....
I will go to get my race packet later this morning.
All I know is that I have set some goals for myself for this race and I want to be able to achieve those goals. I don't want the small stuff like knee pain, two days off this week and lack of sleep to enter the equation. I want to be 100% and ready to rock and roll.
What would YOU do?