Correction: Parenting is hazardous to my health

I shouldn’t have left off the little guy in my last post. He is exhausting as well! His 7th birthday was yesterday so we had a fun-filled day of festivities. Plenty of sugar and refined carbs for him. None for me though, which is always a victory when everyone around me is indulging. I didn’t get to run until 1:45 though and the heat index was over 100 again. If you aren’t familiar with the term “heat index”, it essentially means instant swamp a$$. I really do feel a comradery with my daughter when I run in the heat while she is detasseling. Yesterday was a much better day for her though. The morning was cooler and she drank more water, which meant she felt well enough to eat her lunch. It was a cascade of improvement. I ran 2 miles and walked one. It wasn’t fun but I got it done. I only got 4 hours of sleep last night. My youngest had a hard time falling asleep because of said sugar and refined carb overload. Then, my body woke up at 2:30am and was all, “WHAT TIME IS IT?!?” I have a major fear of oversleeping even though it’s only happened maybe twice in all 38 years of my existence. By the time I had calculated how much time I had left to sleep, I couldn’t fall back to sleep. I listened to a meditation but by the time 3:30 rolled around, it seemed pointless to even try for another 30 minutes of sleep. Needless to say, I haven’t had a full night of sleep in days and I’m seriously exhausted. However, it was nice and cool this morning so after a good stretch up the wall, I ran 2.5 and walked the other 0.5. I also did half of the p90x legs and back workout because it just seemed like it was time. I hope I am able to get enough sleep this weekend to recover.

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