This week has been pretty much a full write-off training-wise. Beth got sick late last week, but it really got full-blown on Sunday. I had to take over baby duties to keep Adele away from those (very) nasty germs. So I was the one who fed her, put her to bed, got up with her in the middle of the night, took her to daycare and picked her up from daycare.
Here's her eating some oatmeal and bananas on Sunday. Beth read somewhere that if you give a baby a cracker or teething biscuit (Adele has some all-natural teething biscuits that her Aunt Jamie made her) that it will keep her from grabbing the spoon when you try to feed her. But you can't exactly get the spoon in her mouth if the teething biscuit is in the way.
And yes, that's banana on her eyebrow.
So you can bet I wasn't about to get up extra-early to get any strength training in. But the running was still going on schedule, and I got my 14 miles in on Saturday and my 40 minutes on Monday. Then on Wednesday my lunch time was swallowed up from taking Beth to urgent care and to the pharmacy to fill her prescription.
No big deal, the flexibility in the Galloway plan meant I could still run on Thursday and just take Friday off before running on Saturday.
Then late Wednesday night it hit. An upset stomach. I noticed it coming on before I went to bed, so I ate a Clif Bar thinking that maybe I was just getting hungry since I had such a light lunch. But when I got up with Adele during the night it wasn't getting any better and come morning I knew there was no way I was going to work. I had trouble just sitting up without getting nauseous.
Fortunately, Beth was on the mend so she took over baby duties while I laid in bed until 2 PM. Then after sitting in front of the TV for 45 minutes realized I couldn't yet sustain a sitting position without my stomach revolting I went back to bed where I stayed until about 7:00 PM.
So at the very least my Wednesday (turned Thursday) run was a write-off. And now it's snowing. Lots. All that was on the Galloway schedule was a 5K race for this weekend, so I'm thinking instead I'll use this time to fully recoup from that stomach bug, get some stuff done around the house and come back full strength on Monday.