Another very, very hard weekend with my parents — although just the weekend this time, I actually did get to stay home last week and am back home right now. For those that don’t read the blog regularly, my parents are basically in their 90s, my mom is recovering from surgery and the recovery has been very difficult.
We finally convinced them to put a down payment on an apartment in a retirement community. It wasn’t easy; it was highly emotional for all involved. We’re a month away from actually moving them in, and we worry they will try to back out, although it’s a non refundable deposit.
So I will continue to be on and off the blog. I’ll do my best to keep up with comments and your blogs, but I hope you’ll understand if I don’t do more than like a comment. I truly love the interaction between bloggers, but my time online is often limited these days.
Having my longest long run in this week made it a bit easier to get my weekly mileage in!. 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: Dogwalk, 5 miles easy, Pahla B 15 Minute KB
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 miles: 1 mile WU, 800/3 min recovery x 3, .5 mile CD
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Pahla B 15 Minute KB
- Thursday: Dogwalk, no other organized exercise but 10k+ steps anyway
- Friday: 11 miles LSD
- Saturday: Looking at retirement communities
- Sunday: Looking at retirement communities
Mileage: 19 (+2.9)
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Some storms Sunday morning finally blew out our humidity, so my run today wasn’t a slogfest and didn’t suck. Almost negative splits, with one rogue mile. I probably really didn’t need 5 miles, but life is so crazy right now I figure get ’em when I can.
I haven’t done speed work for most of my training, with the exception of last week’s 5k, which is really more a tempo run. I have a tendency to do my speedwork more as progressive runs (each speed interval faster than the last), so my aim for this run was to try to keep the intervals about the same pace. I mostly succeeded with it, and I am happy with this run.
Running without humidity? Priceless!
I headed out a bit later than I really wanted to, not hitting the path until almost 9:30. But it was a cool, low humid day, and most of the path was in shade, so it was fine.
I basically wanted to try to mimic my race, just at a slower pace. I mostly succeeded. It was mostly negative splits, although I let my last mile be my cooldown and I slowed way down then.
I got my brownie sundae afterwards; I only ate about half of it because it was humongous. A couple of hours later I was hit with severe cramps in my hamstrings. Both of them. I was going to get the mail, and I could barely walk. Out of the blue. No idea what that was about; they passed after several minutes and I was fine.
Dehydration? Or the fact that I didn’t take electrolytes after my run? I usually do, but it wasn’t super hot and I didn’t really think I needed it. Thankfully it didn’t happen on the run.
I shared some thoughts from/about the run on Friday’s post.
Favorites of the week
Brownie sundae, of course. I kind of wish I could have waited to later in the day to eat it, but I had to get ready to head down to my parents the next day.
A good double digit run in good weather.
While I wasn’t able to keep up with you, congrats to everyone racing this weekend! So many of you out there getting it done. Great job! You should be so proud of yourself!
Other than that, seriously, yesterday was just horrible. We all (my siblings and I) hate seeing my parents this way, hate having to force the issue, and hate the way we had to force the issue. We all know it had to be done, but that doesn’t always make it any easier. It ranks up there with putting my furkids to sleep, learning my FIL had dementia, and Chester and Simba’s diagnoses with their terminal illnesses.
And that’s a wrap 😔
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you think that post run selfie is a good profile photo?
Ever get a “treat” and then realize it’s not really what you wanted?
Do you feel badly about only eating part of what you bought?