Monday, April 30, 2012

1 Day Down... 25 More To Go

Well husband left for flight school yesterday. He will be back on May 24th. I'm not gonna lie, I'm sad right now. Not just the fact that that I'm alone with two children, but just not being able to see my husband for a month. Not being able to talk and joke with him. When pilots are in flight school, they have VERY long days and it's VERY stressful for them. And while of course I will get to talk to him on the phone, it's usually pretty short conversations. So that's the saddest part for me at least. It's hard to stay connected under the circumstances.

But I'm also happy that today is day 1 of my one month eating healthy challenge. If you didn't get a chance to read my earlier post, I am going to take all my energy and focus it on eating healthy and exercising while husband is gone. Except for the energy spent on my kids of course. So I'm ready for it. Knowing I was going to start this today, I sort of went balls out this past weekend. Pizza, pasta... you name it. I feel absolutely disgusting today. Which in a weird way is good, because I don't even have a desire to eat anything but healthy foods.

I had one of my 5K races yesterday morning. Now I have taken over a month off of running, due to the pinched nerve in my butt issue I was having. So on Friday I decided to go for a light run, just to see where I was at. I speed walked an entire mile before I even started jogging, just to make sure I was warmed up. But by the end of the first mile, I could totally feel the pinched nerve and it started to get painful. ARGH!!!!!!! I was VERY frustrated. I have a doctor's appointment for it at the end of May, so I guess I am just going to wait for that and see what's up. It's not like I was going to get in a lot of running anyway with husband gone.

So for the 5K, which I did with a good friend, we decided we were going to speed walk the thing. We jogged the first half mile and then started our speed walking. Now I've done speed walking to warm up for a jog before, but I've honestly never just speed walked for 3 miles. And I've got to say, it is HARD. Like, I was breathing heavy, sweating, the works. AND I'm sore today from it! Those speed walkers are really onto something. AND this is something I can actually do with all my crazy injuries. So I'm happy to have found a good alternative workout while I'm healing. Hopefully I can get a few in, while husband is gone.

My mother-in-law is coming to stay with me, not this weekend but next weekend (May 11-13). So I should be able to get some good workouts in while she's here. When she leaves on that Sunday, she is going to take S home with her. And then I won't see S until Thursday after work. Four whole days... I might have a heart attack. But it will be a nice break to just have one child for a few days. It will be interesting to see how J reacts to his sister being gone. As much as they fight, they are best buddies too. And they've never really been apart too much. They ususally go places together, so we'll see.

Ok, LOTS of work to get done. Happy and more importantly, HEALTHY Monday for me today!


  1. That would be hard to solo parent for a month. I really feel for military moms who do it for such long stretches at a time. I hope the time passes quickly for you. And I hope that it gives the nerve time to heal. Congrats on the 5K!

  2. Good luck with all the healthy stuff!!


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