I lied to you: 12/12 – 18 WRD

Okay, it was a lie by omission. Remember when I told you Mr. Judy asked “you know it’s snowing, right” when I told him I was running last Sunday? What I didn’t tell you was that he asked that question from Seattle. Because he was out visiting his mom.

I had a busy week of appointments and then everything imploded. Remember my sister was going on Monday to facilitate the aide change? Well she did. The same day the temporary aide got a call that his wife was in an accident and in the hospital. I really couldn’t come out until Wednesday (Mr. Judy came home about midnight Tuesday evening).

So here I still am: I’m my mom’s temporary aide & I’m not running. Even getting out for a walk can be tricky but I’m still managing a decent amount of steps daily., thanks in no small part to Hospice who managed to get someone out to shower my mom twice while I’ve been here.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and a short and sweet update since there was no running.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (35 min), Shoveling Snow (absolutely ST!)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Yoga (35 min), PB ST (25 min), short walk at Olana, Pilates (15 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), walks, Pilates (30 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), walking inside & outside, Pilates (25 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (25 min), Walking
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), hopefully some walking & Pilates later

Running Mileage: 0 (-11

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Winter has definitely arrived

Favorites of the week
At least I got my hair cut. Normally it looks great after, but since I had her cut it dry, it looks pretty normal, just shorter.

I stopped at Olana briefly on the way to my mom. We’d had roughly 6” of snow on Monday so it’s always a safe place to walk.

I had my annual on Monday, and I’d cleared about 2/3 of our large driveway right before it. Came home and finished it off. Then got the news about my mom.

God, I was already so exhausted! Luckily I’d made a big pot of quinoa and beans previously (yes, I actually enjoy that) but I still had to make some other stuff to bring with me. At least in Winter I don’t have to worry about food going bad on the trip down. #glasshalffull

A few photos at night during more snow at mom’s
The next day. Far less snow than back home. Hopefully tomorrow I head home.

ICYMI: I have two quick practices this week. Get fired up with me in less than 10 minutes here, Or take 15 minutes to deeply nurture yourself here. I encourage you to check out both! I’ve also got a longer Vlog with tips on easing depression and anxiety here.

Coming up on Friday: Probably nothing again. I’m gonna need some rest next week!

38 thoughts on “I lied to you: 12/12 – 18 WRD

  1. Oh wow you really have had so many issues with the aides for your mom. I know it really is a lot of work both physically and mentally for you. I hope you get some help this week. Hang in there. You are a fabulous daughter

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    1. I know, you can’t make this stuff up! I’m not so sure a fabulous daughter would feel as though she can’t wait to escape. 😊 Seriously it is tiring but as with most things not as bad as expected. Thank God for Hospice they really came through for us, too.


  2. Not missing great running here. Cold snowy windy. And you are not training for races. Glass half full.

    Hopefully weather will improve by the time you get home.


  3. You know I get what you’re going through and I hope your mom’s regular aide returns soon. I’m sorry you’re having to miss runs and other workouts while at your mom’s place. It’s hard and just stinks whichever way we look at it.

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  4. Oh wow you’re a total trooper to step up and take care of your mom. I know that struggle for a good aide is real. I’m glad you’ve at least been able to get out for walks! Ugh on the snow. We’ve escaped most of it so far but our days are numbered.

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  5. Oh, what a bummer. But, it is what it is. I’ll tell you this- as you know, there will come a time when your mom will no longer be here, and I PROMISE you’ll never think “Wow, I really wish I had spent less time with her.” Running will be there for you next week… or the week after. It will all work out!

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    1. I’m so sorry Michelle. Hugs back to you. My mom we went on Hospice about a year ago — at the time we didn’t think she had long to live but here we are. She doesn’t have a terminal illness (unless you count old age), but she’s in hear failure, diabetic, & used to have high BP. My Dad was on Hospice, but a much shorter amount of time. I have no words for how wonderful Hospice is.

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  6. Oh Judy, I’m so sorry for the continued issues with getting help for your mom. A good friend is going through a similar situation with her parents in Florida (she flew down with them over a week ago, to get them situated for the winter…then her mom fell and needed surgery). I hope things get worked out and you’re able to get some rest and peace of mind.

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  7. I’m so sorry Judy! It’s been so difficult for you. What did you do with Bandit while you were at your mom’s? Did Mr Judy come home early? I’m glad you got some walks in. I’m sure the fresh air and natural light felt good.

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    1. I went down on Wednesday afternoon; Mr. Judy got home midnight Tuesday, so it was hi & goodbye quickly. Yes, the fresh air always feels good! I’m unable to comment on your blog til I get home. So far yours is the only one that gave me problems (on my iPad).

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  8. So sorry to hear about the problems with your mom’s aides – and hearing that your mom needs hospice care. But hospice usually is a wonderful form of care, because it is such a different concept compared to other care options. I worked as a nurse in palliative care before moving to Ireland (and left my profession then). If it hadn’t been a regular hospital ward it’s possible I’d still be there. Before the hospital started cutdowns and whatnot, it was a lovely place to work and I still sometimes think of many of my patients.
    I like how you count in shovelling snow as a workout! It certainly is hard work! My husband dug a large hole in our lawn this summer and his Fitbit started complaining about overdoing exercise 😀
    I read about you having problems with commenting on someone’s blog from your iPad – I found that if you (temporarily) switch off “prevent cross-site tracking” in Safari, it will work, if the problem is that it doesn’t recognise you being logged in to Google or wp.com.

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    1. Hospice is absolutely wonderful & I’m SO grateful to them. I couldn’t do it. After less than a week I’m SO ready to go home!

      I’m heading home today, but thanks for the tip about the Safari setting!


  9. I’m so sorry that the aide saga continues 😦 I know it’s stressful and you just want your mom to have a good permanent aide. I am glad that you were still able to carve out some time for yourself last week.

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    1. I wish it weren’t too, but this was truly just a freak set of circumstances. I don’t know how the aides do it — it completely exhausted me (not sleeping well while there was a big part of that). I’m incredibly grateful to the aides. Even though she’s really doing so well considering her age, it’s very clear she can’t live on her own.


  10. That’s really difficult, I’m so sorry. I’m glad Hospice were able to help you. And you ARE a good daughter and person – you care for your mum and you’re honest to us here so you can express yourself and do self-care.

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