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Cupcake deliciousness and croup

Sunday night, Ellie woke up about two hours after going to bed with a barky cough, barely able to talk. So off to the pediatrician's after hours office we went.

Since I don't have any games on my phone, we kept ourselves busy Snapchatting the hubs and Megan.

The diagnosis: croup. It is unusual for a 6-year-old to get croup, but my Bean is tiny so apparently her airway is too. A dose of steroids and we were headed home. Three days later, she's still fighting a fever and her nose is like a faucet that won't turn off. Here's hoping Thursday is the day things finally turn around (I distinctly remember saying those same words last night about Wednesday).

The hubs was home Monday so I got in a good run outside. Yesterday was a treadmill kind of day while Ellie hung out watching Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale. I was shooting for seven miles and was going to knock out my speedwork for the week since it's easier to hit my paces without thinking on the treadmill, but there is a nerve in my glute/hamstring that decided to be uncooperative.

I've been fighting the same pain for a while, but it comes and goes. And it rarely bothers me when I run. This time was different though. I'm pretty sure it is Piriformis syndrome, so I've been stretching, icing and heating it like crazy.

The five miles I did get in were made easier by Serial. After Janae recommended it and then seeing it mentioned several other places, I decided to give it a try. It made the miles fly and could have gotten me through all seven if my booty had cooperated.

To finish off the day, Scott knew exactly what I needed and came home with this cupcake deliciousness after he took Grace to gymnastics. He's pretty stellar.


  1. I need that cupcake. Now.

    Is Ellie finally feeling better? And what are we doing this week? Multiple things, I hope. Cause it feels like years since I have seen you. #dramaticmuch


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