Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Grumpy Mom

Mom is grumpy. After a week of rain and NO leaks, we had a huge thunderstorm last night and the roof leaked. She doesn't know where it is coming in and she is very frustrated. I guess she will have to play roof adventure AGAIN!

Also, during her run Saturday morning she got overheated and dizzy and had to sit down about twelve minutes into it. She was very embarrassed, as she has run 20 solid minutes before and she wanted to set a good example as team leader. She also pulled some calf muscles, so she is limping and in pain.

Of course, her instructor told her that she was running faster than he had ever seen her run before (a treadmill can pace you a lot better than a wide open space in front of you). He also said "You THINK?" when she told him she thought she got overheated. Well, duh! It was hot and humid and mom does not do well in hot and humid.

Luckily their is no class this Saturday (in celebration for July 4th) but mom is determined NOT to have any problems at the next class. There is no rest for the wicked. Or my mom.


Karen Jo said...

Roof leaks can be very frustrating. I hope that your Mom's next roof adventure will be her last. Hot and humid can really get to you. I'm glad that your Mom had the sense to stop and rest when she got overheated. I hope that your Mom does not have any problems in the next class.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're very impressed with your Mom's efforts - tell her it's okay to work up to running for 20 minutes. That was smart of her to take it easy for a bit when it's hot and humid. Hope she has a better time next week,


Gypsy & Tasha

Stubby said...

Roxy - Tell your mom to take a deep breath, hold it in for a few seconds, and then exhale slowly. This is what I tell my mom to do when she gets all stressed. The roof leak has to be coming from somewhere and I'm sure your mom will find it.

Mom used to run and she told me how hard it was to do in the heat and humidity. Mom was not very good at pacing herself (she only has one speed), but tell your mom to chill out and relax.

Pugs are so smart, aren't we?

Stubby xoxo

Pearl said...

Hi Roxy! You tell your Momma to stop being so hard on herself! She is wonderful at Karate and I know the roof thing will get fixed... life is just frustrating sometimes!

Nevis said...

Hope your Mommy is okay!!!! (hugs)

The Great Rock Eater said...

I can see why mom is grumpy!! Leaks are no fun especially when you thought you had them fixed!! As for the running thing, humidity is a killer. Good thing she stopped to rest!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think she is doing quite well. The Woman laughed saying she's not the only one who runs too fast without the treadmill to pace her!

At any rate, I think some time with you should cheer up your Mom

Stacy/Brutus said...

Fixing a roof is NO Fun. I can see why she would be grumpy. As for the running, yea running outside too is very different on the body than inside. Tell your mom not to be embarrassed, she should be proud she's training!

Punchbugpug said...

I think mom needs a BIG HUG!

Fred said...

My Old Girl is having trouble running in this heat, too. I personally think she is just lazy. I never have any trouble at all. ;)

Pearl and Daisy said...

We're sorry to hear about your leaky roof. o:(

Our mom doesn't do so well in the heat either. She got dizzy at zumba class yesterday!

Give your mom big pug hugs from us!
Pearl & Daisy

Dory's Backyard said...

I think you're mommy deserves extra hugs, kisses and pug snuggles after her trying weekend and "roof adventures"!

Happy Cheer Up Smileys!

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Let your Mom person know that my Woman and I were on a "run" when we lived in Mobile, and about 20 minutes into it, she got so dizzy that she had to lay in someone's yard. That's right. She just laid right down in their yard. I was so embarrassed!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m!
i know it is hard because i am the same way, but don't forget to give yourself a break too. we cannot always perform exactly the way we want to, but that does not mean we failed. :)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Gee Roxy!! I am sorry about your roof. Poor Mom :(
WE have had lots of rain too,and fog!!!!!! But today, the sun cam out and it is still out!!!!!!!
We hope it's nice tomorrow,because it's Canada Day!!!!!
Hope your Mom gets to rest. She should pay attention to you & Lucky to see how it's done ;)
Purrs Mickey
PeeEss: Guess what? The word verification is "puglead"
That cool or what :) Where are you leading us? hahaha

Hank said...

Roxy, honey.....you tell yer mom to take it easy. Now I don't have much experience with workin' up a sweat, but ya can never be too careful!

Angus Mhor said...

DRINK WATER!!!!! And slow yourself down, woman!

Okay. Man, I'm so sorry about all that-that IS embarassin', 'specially for a woman your age! And in your shape!

PLease tell me you know that the above comment was sarcasm-you're in GREAT shape! Stuff happens! Get over it! Drink water!