Buenos tardes! I'm just sitting down now at the computer to copy from paper the finalized draft of this post that I wrote, rewrote and then and proofed earlier........Ummm-sorry to disappoint-ha! As always, here comes completely disorganized jibberish:)
So-I went swimming this morning. YES-swimming. I was a fish when I was a kid but now I HATE swimming. What swimming currently means to me......lawnchairs, magazines, and tan lines. Anyway, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Ryan has hockey practice at 5:30 am so I usually go to the gym-not to run but to workout. Because it is now 2011, I decided to see if the coming of the New Year would mean less of a hatred for swimming....Ummm-let's just say I'm not going to be a "regular" at the pool. Blechhh-I'll do a hard torture 10K every weekend before I'll be a "regular". Truthfully, once I'm in the water it's fine..... or maybe tolerable is a better word. According to my sister, (who was a swimmer and knows better than to tell me anything but obvious truth-ha), I am actually a pretty decent swimmer. That seems to be my M.O.-pretty decent. Not good, not fabulous, but decent. I'll take it!!!! All in all-good workout followed by a shower that drained my hot water heater and lasted approximately 2 hours.
Moving on and backing up a day.... My little Reese had a bit of a hockey mishap and ended up in the ER with bruised ribs and a broken collarbone. Her little body is quite sore but her little heart hurts worse right now. She is absolutely DEVASTATED about missing her big tournament this weekend. She will be out at least 6 weeks. I hate seeing my kids upset-I would trade another broken hip to make her better. This little girl has had quite a rough run in her brief 10 years on earth. A little rundown.....When she was 4, I had a folding treadmill that was in the foldup position downstairs. She somehow started swinging on the arm rails which caused the safety pin to release and the track fell on her. She ended up with a broken femur, pelvis and we later found out ankle. She was in a body cast and a wheelchair and couldn't walk for quite awhile even after the cast was removed. 6 months later she was run over by a Chevy Avalanche in my parents driveway when she ran behind it while it was backing up. By the grace of God there had been a major storm that had left washouts in the gravel and her tiny body rolled into one as the wheels went over her. Another bout in the hospital but relatively unscathed. Last year she got her arm caught in the elliptical at a hotel fitness center (I have NO idea how this happened but she broke both her ulna and radius. Honestly......I've had like 8 nervous breakdowns and 10 panic attacks due to this child. She's a fighter though and never fails to amaze me! Apparently, this post is turning into a profile of Reese. I told you, totally proofed. Since I'm off on a tangent here and this is SUPPOSED to be a running blog, I'll at least profile Reese and her running!
Reese and Joe coming out of our driveway to hit the trails!
Some of my greatest memories ever were returning to running this fall with this little trooper by my side. "C'mon mom, we'll run to the stop sign and then walk for 10 seconds, OK" I clearly remember her saying this to me as I was gasping for air at approximately the one mile mark-ha!
This is long enough and already all over the map so I'm not even going to break down my training from last week except to say that I hit 70 miles and I'm feeling good. My legs were tight yesterday but they feel pretty much back to normal today. I'll be down in mileage this week with 2 off days but that's fine.
Hope you're all having a great day! I'll be back to read and comment after the sun goes down. (What I mean is around 10pm because the sun actually goes down at the pathetic hour of 4 pm or something depressing like that right now) Later:)