Friday, June 16, 2006

They have arrived

We have been waiting for this, and now the time has come. Both boys are having chickenpox, and both look really bad. They both have spots literally all over their bodies, and I feel so sorry for them! Yet, there is not much we can do about it, apart from telling them not to scratch (how do you explain that to a 2-year-old?) and hoping that it will go away sooner rather than later (plus, giving them drugs).

As a result, neither of us slept a lot last night. Cian came into our bed around midnight, and viciously kicked me into the back a few times, until he decided to go back into his own bed. Sometime in the middle of the night he returned, and at 5am Shea came as well, and that was the end of any hopes of more sleep for me. Cian and Niamh both managed to fall back asleep eventually, and Shea decided at 5:30 that he wanted to watch a DVD, and that's when I managed to sneak out of the house in time for my 13-miler. It went very well, apart from me miscalculating my pace in the middle of it, but that didn’t have any effect on my running.

My mum is coming for a visit tomorrow, though with the boys being sick we won’t be able to do much, which is a pity. She’s staying for a week, and at least the weather is supposed to be nice most of the time. I’m not sure what she will say about my running. She’s worried about me dropping dead when I’m running a marathon, but she seems ok about training runs.

16 Jun: 13 miles, 1:43, 7:55 pace


  1. Yikes! That doesn't sound like fun at all. I am itchy just thinking about it.

    Hope they get rid of it soon.

  2. That doesn't sound fun at all, hope those children recover soon.

    At least it is not affecting your runs!!

  3. Oh no, not looking forward to it, we have 2 yr old now. I think I rather that she gets it in the next or few years rather than none at all. Because my hubby hasn't had one yet, not ever.

    I had a cousin who didn't get hers until like 40s, it just about killed her!

    Sorry about the rambling...but have a great time w/your mom.

  4. You "snuck in" 13 with the household in those conditions? You are a brave man.

    Seriously, I hope they get well soon, for everyone's sake!

  5. Reading other people's blogs makes me glad sometimes that I only have nieces and nephews to worry about!

  6. try baking soda (or is it oatmeal?) baths to help the itching.

    ok, I'm so use. sorry.

    Hope the boys feel better soon and your mum doesn't give you too much of a hard time about your running!

  7. Chicken pox...such wonderful memories. I think I mentioned to you that I had 3/4 boys with the pox at one time. It was pretty hellish. Bath them in Calomine lotion - that seems to help with the itching.

  8. I honestly cannot remember if my girls have had chicken pox so maybe that's a good indication that they haven't. I hope you can manage to keep everything in check and maybe this will slow Cian down a bit so you can handle him.

  9. Chicken pox, far memories. I hope that the children will recover very soon.

  10. Ouch! Ouch, ouch, ouch!
    Wish it'll go easy on all of you.