I figure that if I can make it through four au natural child births, I can make it through a few miles... or 8... miles... of crappy running. It's true, the climb was impressive (over 3000 ft of vert). It's amazing the kind of confidence even one well-prepared birth gives you for the rest of your life!
Happy to report that the kiddos are doing much better. Fevers are down and much less whining is happening. I am just hoping to get some sleep tonight. Last night was not awesome. Girl child 2 had feverish nightmares and yelled for half the night. I slept a few fitful broken hours perched on the edge of her bed periodically comforting her and convincing her I wasn't a monster trying to steal her toys/a bad guy/Flynn Rider/Rapunzel/a mean man/or the Lorax. I stumbled up and down the stairs at least 5 times in the night. Makes for one sleepy mama. We are all still hacking over lung irritation from coughing so much, but we had a storm blow the inversion out and we could see the sky today!! We had to take a foot of heavy new snow to get clean air, but at this point, I'll take it! Plus, snow shoveling is a great workout- especially when it's heavy and you have to fling every shovelful significant distance because the piles near the edges of walkways are too piled up to not just tumble back into your path. Yay for default shovelglove workouts!
I am also quite pleased to report that my legs have been quite functional since our "run". My calves and abs are a little sore and my hammies and inner thighs feel the stretch for sure, but nothing any other good workout hasn't handed me. I'm actually pretty darn proud of how well my body is handling recovery.