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I had a pretty decent excuse for missing out on it. Jonny has had a really bad cold/cough, nasty goopy eyes and runny nose for the past few days and last night woke up with a fever of 104.5 sounding like Darth Vader. So after giving him some Tylenol and stripping him out of his many many layers (our house gets a little cold at night) and scouring the Internet at 1:30am trying to self-diagnose and avoid the ER (isn't that what all good mom's do?) we rocked until his fever dropped enough that I felt comfortable putting him back to bed (actually that didn't happen, I was still concerned I'd wake to find him comatose so I brought him to bed with me) which was close to 3am by that point. Needless to say that 4:45 wake up call wasn't sounding too appealing so I turned it off.
Luckily I promised Dan this morning that I would take him to the doctor (I tend to be a little too "tough" when it comes to doctor's visits... avoiding them at all costs) otherwise, when he woke without a fever, I probably would've brushed off the whole night and loaded him and Leona up in the stroller to get my workout in. But, not wanting the disapproving look that I would get when Dan asked how the doctor's appointment went not to mention the guilty feelings that would come from blowing off the doctor for a run, I sucked it up and took him in. Long story short, he has viral croup which is basically laryngitis for babies with symptoms that include sounding like Darth Vader and barking like a seal and although he might have a couple more rough nights (what is it about illnesses that always are worse at night... why can't the nasty little viruses just let everyone sleep?) he should be back to his drooly self in a week or so.
So, I missed my run today, but the good news is I still have one more scheduled rest day that I can use as makeup if I'm so inclined. Probably what I'll look into doing is my speed workout tomorrow, then tomorrow's easy 8 on Friday (instead of resting) followed by my long run on Saturday to finish off the week. What do you do if a workout has to be missed? Do you work it in later on or just write it off?