wow. some days are just full of surprises! you already know that last, last weekend was jacked around – no running whatsoever – made for a very running week last week! saturday past was XT with my step son – bike riding – sunday was 4 miles on tm – fast. yesterday was 7. today. was going to be…something…i wasn’t sure – i was contemplating the following before i made my decision:
hubs was standing in kitchen about to go to work. i needed a feel for his day so i could get a feel for my day – running-wise…
tomorrow is doctor appt for little one – early – will chunk into morning, no doubt. no biggie.
thur – doctor appt for me mid-morning – that day is screwed for the long run, yes?
friday – mandatory rest day cuz cajun cup is saturday morning & i’m not messing around with my legs the day before a race, come hal or high water~heehee…seriously, folks.
so, hubs says: i’ll be in depositions today. huh??? say what, honkey? depositions???? that means you’ll be busy, right? (which means my phone will remain pretty quiet for a couple of hours.) i guess it would be a good day for my LONG RUN…yes, he concurs, it probably would…kiss, kiss, bye. i spin around & look at the cat – he sees the craziness in my eyes that no one ever sees!!!! MOVE, ROBIE! i was still in my jammies at this point cuz the weather is nutso & well, i didn’t know what in the hell i would be doing today.
i got my 15, y’all!!!! yes, i did! i’m pretty stoked about that! my long run is done. sorry, hal. i know it’s all outta wack & disorder is the order of the day sometimes, but you know, i got that run done.
i even had a potential interruption – in the form of one of my favorite people on the planet – my son. he was in town & i thought we’d have lunch. he wanted to eat early. i was still pounding it out on the asphalt. i realized, i couldn’t get there without getting there – there are no shortcuts in a 15 mile run. you can’t jump to 12, 13 or 14…you gotta lift those feet & pump those arms every step of the fricking way. that’s it. very basic. i was heartfully disappointed that i wasn’t going to see my son, but at the same time, i thought, i was 5-6 miles away from finishing; he could have waited. this run was important to me and to my training. he knows what i am putting into this round of training. he’s very independent, which is good, but still leaves me missing him & wanting to hug & make the sign of the cross on his forhead one more time before he heads back to college. well…God knows. my son knows, for that matter. and here i sit, with my badass mother runner shirt on – yes, it’s true. i’m gonna go make a tuna fish sandwich & finish undecorating halloween stuff…
peace, y’all. make sure your loved ones KNOW they are loved. tell them. show them.