I did my best to stay a little active while I was away — it wasn’t easy; the only thing that helped was that my parents don’t get moving very fast in the morning. I’m wrapping it up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin because you just never know who you might inspire.
- Monday: 3 miles easy
- Tuesday: Pahla B Stretch & Strengthen Yoga & Beginner Balance
- Wednesday: Pahla B Beginner Dumbell workout
- Thursday: 3.5 miles “easy”
- Friday: Pahla B Beginner Dumbell Workout (I think I did this?; can’t really remember!)
- Saturday: Dogwalk
- Sunday: 10 mile LSD
Mileage: 16.5 (-.5)
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Since my brother was still there, I got out for an early morning run. He wouldn’t leave my father alone, not even for a few minutes, so that got me moving that last mile because I knew he wanted to get to the hospital early!
The doe and fawn above had a different idea about that . . . I really needed this run!
It was a totally miserable run. My sister came in the morning so I could get a run in. Originally she was going to come over after she dropped my niece off at the train station, but I told her to come later, because I was too tired to get out that early to run.
The joke was on me, because just about when I was ready to run, the visiting nurse came. So I didn’t go out until 11:30. And forgot my anti chafing cream. It was a hot, miserable run. I hadn’t eaten anything since about 6 am. I had water with me, but not enough. I’d planned to get in 4 miles but I just couldn’t do it. And I had a stitch on both sides!
I did explore a new place to run near my parents’ home that my niece had recommended.
Someone I’d contacted called me halfway through this run; I couldn’t see who it was in the bright sunshine, then could barely talk . . . I could feel my underarms chafing towards the end and tried to run holding my upper arms away from my body . . .
The only “positive” thing about this run was the positive splits.
I got home in the late afternoon Friday, stopping to pick up Bandit along the way, a 2 hour drive altogether because Bandit’s kennel is not quite on the way. I knew my running group had a 6 am run planned; I also knew that wasn’t happening for me. I contacted Darlene, but she was also running Saturday — again, not happening for me.
So I set out to run 10 miles solo Sunday morning. A beautiful day to run, but because my mom had had some issues the previous evening, I felt I had to call and check on her. She seems to be doing much better today, but that meant I didn’t get out until 9 am, finished about 11:30 . . . despite the low humidity and low temps, it was still mid 70s by the time I finished and those last 3 miles were hard. Especially that last half mile.
The plan actually only called for 9 miles, but since I’d missed that long run while I was sick, and I haven’t been able to run much, I wanted to get in 10. I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in quite some time about mile 3; we stopped to chat, and it turns out, unfortunately, that she is going through something very similar with her own mom. So we commiserated for a while — and she’s an only child!
Favorites of the week
Gotta say there wasn’t a whole lot good about this week. I got in 10 miles & no niggling aches and pains (today, anyway), so that’s good.
Mr. Judy took this cool photo of Bandit & Lola. Of course that was before he had diarrhea all night again (Bandit, that is, not Mr. Judy, who kindly took on taking care of Bandit last night), no doubt due to boarding again, as he’d been good before and during and during the first day afterward.
Hoping for a better week coming up. I still have to go back to my parents, but I’m hoping to be home by Wednesday. So I’ll be a bit scarce with posting and reading for a while longer. And replying to comments. And squeezing in my runs are still going to be a major challenge!
And that’s a wrap 😔
No questions today. Still got a lot of stuff to do today!