I finally have a few minutes to post an update. Why? Well, because I am laid up sick. I woke up with a sore throat on Friday. On Saturday, I slogged through an 11 mile run, which at the time seemed to help, but was probably a bad idea. I then stood around in the cold while volunteering at a race that afternoon. I finally threw in the towel on Sunday halfway through a 3 hour cycling class. I didn’t necessarily feel bad, I just had zero energy. Monday, I still had zero energy but thought I was on the mend. Unfortunately I took a giant leap backwards last night/this morning. I actuall took my first ever sick day at work after having worked at the same company for over 11 years. It basically boiled down to the fact that I was up all night coughing and barely slept. Not pleasant at all. I started running a fever today which is just crazy because I can’t even remember the last time I had a fever since I so rarely get sick.
It is looking like days completely off from training today and tomorrow. Here’s to hoping I am back as a productive member of society by Thursday.
Despite being sick, I was able to finish off my new basement office space and get moved in over the weekend (yes, I’m sure I probably should have just rested but it isn’t in my DNA). I started this project after finishing up the bathroom and it ended being a bit more involved than planned. Initially, I had planned on just getting up the walls and drywall. However, a good deal on some laminate flooring prompted me to go all out turn it into a full blow office space. I still need to put in a drop ceiling, but will wait for the ceiling tiles to go on sale.
I’ve only worked down there one day but I think it is going to make for a great space. It nearly double the size of my previous space which means I have more room to store some of tri gear. I definitely need to buy a space heater though as it was hovering below 60* yesterday. Once summer gets here though, it is going to be nice and cool in the summer heat.
Baby Nate Update
Getting my office moved was step 1 in prepping for Nate’s nursery as he is taking over my former space. With my stuff moved out, there shouldn’t be too much to do other than repaint and decorate. Fingers crossed that will be my last big project for a while.
Jennie is doing great with the pregnancy. She looks super cute with her bump and continues to run. Things definitely seem to be getting more difficult for her (getting up from a seat, bending over, etc.) but she is a real trooper and has a great sense of humor about it. She has to have a great sense of humor though when I jump into the room, shake her belly, and say, “And Jennie’s getting laaarrrrrggggeeerrr.” (If you don’t get that joke, watch this).
We started the craziness of shopping and putting together a registry last weekend. Somehow, I still don’t quite know how, I managed to make it out of Babies ‘R Us in one piece. Epic craziness. So much stuff – much of it useless IMHO.
We have one more monthly checkup and then our bi-weekly checkups start. That means that we are wrapping up the 2nd trimester. Not only that, but a lot of the prep classes Jennie signed us up for will be kicking off.
Bring it on T3!