Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Few Feet Ahead

Last week one of my running buddies offered encouragement as we chugged up a never ending hill.  Focus only a few feet ahead.  And it worked as we breathed deeply, enjoyed the hard moments, took it slow and made it all the way to the top!  Now comes the four mile training and the same strategy that got us through last week.  I still can't imagine running thirteen miles but I am being daily amazed at how great running makes one feel.

The last few days have had us employing our running strategy in other ways.  Levi has been incredibly sick with ear, eye and bronchiole infections intermingled with hives from the high fevers.  So it is that he's on antibiotics and probiotics again.  Pricey little things, the both of them.  We're loving and medicating and praying hour by hour (even the wee ones in the morning).  

Just before the high fevers and croupy cough hit, we were able to enjoy Levi's second zoo trip where we celebrated a friend's birthday.  Even with sickness looming, he thoroughly enjoyed himself.

Searching for reptiles

A pretend safari
Mesmerized by giraffes 
Watching others flirt with danger
Goofing with Dad
Birthday wishes to Man-a! 

For this week we're getting better, recovering from sore muscles (check out Team India's work), and focusing on the few feet ahead.  Hoping soon we can share that we have an energetic, healthy toddler once more.


The Frisk Five said...

We will be praying for little man. We know all about that. ;P About the sore muscles, I'm so sorry, so does it help that I am also sore from running. :D

Callie Nicole said...

Oh, croup! That's awful. I hope he gets better soon. The zoo day looks like so much fun - I'm looking forward to taking my little guy when he gets a little older! :-)