The great part about having my parents in town to build our new deck is that I can run at any time I want. No getting up at 4am to run while sleeping. No waiting until Lyle gets home. No hiring a babysitter to stay with the kids.... dare I say, FREEEEEEEEDOM?!?!?!
On my Marathon Training Plan, Friday called for 5 mile pace run. I decided that my pace would be 10m miles. And I decided to run at 2pm in the afternoon because I was getting frustrated at home (more on that later). As I posted earlier, we have had incredibly cool temps here in MD for July. I set out... and it ended up being hotter than I thought... but I survived.
Here is what I looked like after I finished (courtesy of Kiera). I stretched.
Frustration: Why was I frustrated? Well, it turned out that Kiera got Strep... and the first antibiotic wasn't working as she still had a fever of 102. Took her back and ask to test Brock as well, sure enough, he had it too. Doctor put both on a stronger antibiotic. Thankfully, it seems to be doing the trick. Kiera is still on Motrin as her fever has not completely subsided... and thankfully, Brock remains without a fever. I am so blessed to have healthy kids... literally they NEVER get sick... so I was really frustrated that they got sick while my parents were here. But Praise God, a shield has been placed around us all so far.
Deck Progress: Deck is coming along. Our footer holes were approved yesterday morning, so the concrete was poured yesterday afternoon. Here is a picture of 3 of the 6 concrete footers! Today, the framing has begun.... Yay! My father and Lyle started really early.... 2nd inspection is set for Wednesday AM.
I hope everyone has a great long run today or tomorrow. I'll write about my long run with Bob tomorrow. We did 10 miles on the Rock Creek Trail!