"You can run away from your problems, but you're just gonna find new ones that pop up." -Zoey Deschanel (New Girl)
"Run away, run away..." -Monty Python and the Holy Grail
"When I was a kid, I wanted to be older. This shit is not what I expected. " -unknown
Running. After finishing my 12 miler last Sunday, I recovered well and continued to put some good miles down throughout the week. For most of the week, the weather was spectacular, with highs in the 60s and abundant sunshine. At the end of the week, the weather changed dramatically. Even though it was cold and windy, even though I couldn't feel my face, Sunday's 10 miler was that run. You know, the one where everything falls into place, where your legs feel light, where you could have run the whole 26.2 and then some. And yes, Dr. Karp, the runner's high is real...and it's spectacular!
|King pigeon in the fog earlier this week|
|Cocoa and me planking, pre-surgery|
Could be worse. On Saturday-- I ran a virtual 5k that was a battle between Mother Nature and me. While there is something good about every run, there's nothing good about running into 30 mph winds! The only good thing about this run was finishing. I was glad it was only 3+ miles. I spent the afternoon on the couch under a blanket, warming back up again.
|Jumping for joy because my cold, windy run was done!|
My motto: it's always something.
There's no sugar coating this. In the past 3 weeks, I have learned that 2 of my friends and the husband of a friend have all been diagnosed with cancer. Both of my friends who were diagnosed are neighbors, moms of boys who have been friends with my youngest since forever. It's shocking and heartbreaking. This news has weighed heavily on my mind and has helped me to put into perspective all the little annoyances of life that are just that, annoyances. I hope and I pray that all 3 of these dear people finish their treatments with good outcomes. Their optimism is inspiring.
Run on, my friends. And give thanks that you can. I'm feeling extraordinarly grateful these days.
How was your week? Did the weather tank by you? Any snow? Good news? Bad news?
I'm linking up with Tricia and Holly for their Weekly Wrap, as well as Angela and Ilka for the Sunday Fitness and Food Link Up!