I’m a day late and a dollar short here, but it’s been a busy past few days (and the weekend that wasn’t) here in Black River. On Friday, both my boys had little coughs, but I wasn’t too concerned until the middle of the day when Spencer’s teacher mentioned his cough sounded worse. So, I picked them up early from daycare, and off to Urgent Care we went. It turns out that both boys have strep throat. So, while we’d had plans to go to Whitaker Park and hike this past weekend, it just didn’t happen. Instead, we had lots of cuddles and laid low.
The Weekend That Wasn’t
We did take a trip to try out our new local juice bar & yoga studio, Atman Juice Bar & Cafe, in Watertown though, and it was a hit. It’s a bit pricey ($5.90 for a small smoothie), but it was totally worth every penny! The boys loved it, and you can tell the ingredients are top-notch. We shared a Bhakti Berry…divine.
On Sunday, I tackled my longest run yet with my neighbor, Emily, and we conquered 18 miles! Seriously, my previous longest run was 14 miles, so this was an adventure and a half. Honestly, my body is still pretty sore and struggling to recover, but it was a big accomplishment to finally get it done, and we’ve finished our last long run prior to the 18.12 Challenge!
Yesterday was also a big day for us. Porter and I made the trek to Syracuse to PGI at Crouse Hospital to meet with his gastroenterology specialist. We’ve been lobbying for this referral for a long time, so to be able to sit down with a specialist and discuss Porter’s problems was huge for us. While yesterday wasn’t about answers, it was about next steps, and I feel confident we’re getting closer. We’ll be going to back to Syracuse in a couple weeks for Porter to undergo a Barium Enema test, as well as a sweat test to (hopefully) get a better idea of what we’re looking at.
So, yesterday was a bit of a wash work-wise, but we’re back on track today, and I have my first run back from our long run tonight – 5 miles. The days are ticking by, we’re under 90 days till Ryan’s homecoming, and I’m getting more and more excited for things to come. Here’s to another great…and busy…week of all the things!