Mom Power

September 24, 2012
Last week I was cowardly attacked by a common cold, that sneaked up on me from behind. I spend one day in bed, and the rest of the week in a state of unravel. Because the household has to go on.

Whenever I get a cold I realize: this parenting thing requires 100% of a person. And when I've got a cold I'm at 80% at best. So our house slowly but surely gets messier, dishes stay stacked in the sink, and the kids watch way too much television. All because I don't have all my Mom Power.

But today I made a comeback. Though not entirely at 100%, 'surely, I thought 'I'll be at 95% Mom Power. So I ran the school run again. But if my heart rate was any indication, 95% percent was a bit optimistic. Even though my sons almost fell off their bikes from going slow enough for me to keep up, my Polar FT4 kept beeping, telling me I was definitely not 'in the zone'.

So physically speaking this was not a very good run, but on a psychological level it felt great. Going for my first run in a week, made me feel like Me again.

I'm sure my Running Power will do wonders for my Mom Power


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4 comments:

  1. Dirty, sneaky cold - attacking you when you weren't watching. I hope your improvement continues so your watch stops beeping.

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  2. Glad you are feeling better, those darn colds!

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  3. When moms down and out, everything goes to pot! Glad you are on the mend.

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  4. Glad to hear you are on the mend! Being a sick mom is pretty rough as none of responsibilities really go away...they just pile up (like the dirty dishes and laundry)! Hope you are back to 100% soon. :)

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