The day after Thanksgiving...
That baby, so cute.
Friday morning I woke up with 0% energy. I pretty much sat around in my pajamas until 11am and then finally decided I had to get stuff done for the day.
Spark to the rescuse!
I feel like I have been coming down with something for the past week because my energy levels were wiped but yet I didn't have any symptoms other then fatigue and a little bit of a scratchy throat. Its just enough to drive you crazy. And just enough to make me stress with my marathon a week away.
I was suppose to run 6 miles but that wasn't happening so I opted for elliptical at home and got 1 hour in watching tv. The good thing is that I am tapering now so I am not missing out on any vital runs that might make or break me. These last 2 weeks are all about rest and recovery anyways, but this is not the kind of rest I wanted to be taking. Kids are still on Thanksgiving break so this is a bummer I am all blah.
By later in the afternoon I decided we all needed to get out of the house for our own sanity so we stopped by The Juice Bar
and I got me a Sniffle Stopper Shot: lemon & ginger juice, OnGuard essential oil blend, cayenne. Let me tell you it was a shock to my throat! Whew! Talk about burn baby burn! But I'm willing to try anything to kick this cold or whatever is starting.
I also got a Ginger Greens juice: ginger, apple, kale, spinach, cucumber, parsley, lemon.
Stopped by Game Stop to pick the kids up some new games to give us something to do while we sit around the house. We played Just Dance 2015 at my family's over Thanksgiving and so that's one we had in mind to look for. We ended up getting it for another $15 off since it was Black Friday!
And I didn't even have to camp-out the night before or wake up before the butt-crack of dawn to get the deal!!!! SCORE! And the Project Runway one Ella wanted was marked at $4.99 but rang up for $1.99!!! Oh Yea! Saving mama money! Paid more for Jayson's pre-owned Super Smash Bros. Brawl then any of the others but he has been eyeing that one for like a year.
Friday night is Family Movie Night in our house so we chilled while watching Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
Saturday morning I woke up feeling even worse then Saturday this time I was sure it was a -0% energy. When I don't want coffee something is always wrong. It was time for the back-up sadly.
So I opted for a green smoothie instead of coffee and the kids happily drank some too. The trick to getting them to drink it is I call it a "Green Monster" Smoothie and I put extra apple and banana in theirs.
The rest of the morning consisted of video game playing and laying on the couch listening to video games. But today I am ok with that.
Lunch: Chicken noodle soup and OJ, more cold fighting remedies.
And still being in my PJ's at 1pm, I'm sure that's also one.
So today marks the countdown: 7 days until St. Jude Memphis Marathon.
7 days and fighting a cold, not what I hoped for. But I have a week to kick this so this better go away FAST!
I am super excited to be running this marathon as a St. Jude Hero.
I was able to raise beyond my original goal which fills my heart with joy knowing we can help these familes even more! St. Jude families NEVER receive a bill for treatment, housing, travel, or food, all because of these donations.
Some of you may remember the St. Jude family I met a few months ago at the St. Jude Spooktacular Picnic
Jillian and her sweet baby Harper
This family touched my heart. Its so hard seeing a family who has been through SO much with their child. At less then 72 hours old baby Harper had her first surgery to remove an unknown mass, which they later determined that the mass was a congential cystic neuroblastoma. And that's just the beginning of what this baby went through.
I would like to encourage you to read more about their story on my post HERE.
And read more about their daughter Harper's Story on their St. Jude Heroes page HERE
If you would like to give to my St. Jude Heroes fund click on This Link.
I would love to be able to do MORE because every bit helps these families!!!!! Crossing this finish line will mean a whole lot more to me knowing I gave my all for these children! Having St. Jude families their to cheer us on will give us the push we need to know if these children can do it so can we! We will only go through hours of pain, many of these children suffer through so much more. I will be thinking and praying for little Harper while I am out there running Saturday. A huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of you who have donated so far to this cause! You are appreciated!
So the St. Jude Marathon will be my 3rd marathon in 56 days. I know crazy huh! Completing 3 marathons within 90 days is the criteria needed to join a crazy group called "The Marathon Maniacs"
And the 3 marathons in 90 days will only get me in at entry level:
2 Marathons within a 16 day time frame.
3 Marathons within a 90 day time frame.
It goes all the way up to Titanium level which I know you want to know what you have to do to get there:
52 Marathons or more within 365 days.
30 Marathons in 30 US states, Countries, or Canadian Provinces (any combination) within 365 days.
20 Countries within 365 days.
Quite the Humor:
Marathon and ultramarathon training and racing can also be a highly addictive sport, especially when trying to achieve a higher star level in the Insane Asylum. Not only can there by physical setbacks, but mental, psychological, social and financial setbacks as well. The Marathon Maniacs will not be responsible for any of the above conditions incurred by you. Examples of these, but not limited to, the following actions:
- On the verge or getting into financial ruin, including bankruptcy, by participating in so many marathons
- Loss of a significant other, due to your addiction in this sport
- Neglect of your residence (inside and outside, especially the yard) because of your constant absence due to participating in marathons
- Any damage to personal property due (or property of others) when driving to and from events, especially when you’re tired and have to drive quite a distance to another marathon the day after you completed one (or the same day!)
- Withdrawal symptoms when you can’t participate in events due to injury, special engagements, family functions, costs, etc.
- There are many more examples…TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST