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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Well Hell I Needed That Run - RunLog 3-8-16

This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.

It has been a stressful couple of days.  Yeah really!!!

Last night when I was at work Mary fell on the ice and broke her wrist. Yeah really.

You know the whole ER thing that she went through and I was having to wait a few before I could leave kind of deal. Then this morning we were dealing with all the other stuff that goes along with breaking things and the medical system we have --- especially when you were in the middle of changing PCP's.

I found out that she is going to be a worse patient than I am (which ain't good) and stubborn as hell.

It is a good thing, but not always the best thing, especially when it is the first day after breaking her wrist. There is that thing rest/let it heal - not in her vocabulary.  Oh well, she will do what she has to do and I will be along for the ride for a while. I am pretty sure that I will hear a lot of "Yes dears" in my future. hehehehe probably a good thing.

So I did need my run at lunch, since this morning the roads were a black ice mess and we were not sure about when appointments would crop up (if at all today).


No AM run with the Bean, just a quick walk to let Bennie do his business then get back to the house.

When I got on the treadmill I wasn't sure what to expect, but I said what to hell and did a fast 3.0 - that is all I had time for.

  • 0.5 @ 7.6 mph
  • .25 @ 8.6 mph
  • .50 @ 8.7 mph
  • .25 @ 8.8 mph
  • .25 @ 7.6 mph
  • .25 @ 8.8 mph - 2.0
  • .25 @ 7.6 mph
  • .25 @ 9.0 mph
  • .25 @ 7.6 mph
  • .25 @ 9.2 mph - that one hurt.


I didn't have a lot of time to get this done, so I got it done as fast as I could.

Those are some paces that I haven't hit in a while, I think it was just a lot of stress relief, because I do love her and worry a hell of a lot when something happens to Mary. So I needed to beat the hell out of the treadmill, even though it was gorgeous outside when I was doing it.

Now to see how long her patience holds up with this limited ability to the things she loves like running, cleaning and keeping me busy hehehehe.


2 comments:

  1. Ouch! Sorry for Mary! I slipped and fell on ice in my work parking lot a few weeks ago, was very lucky how I managed to twist mid-fall to a better landing! Sorry to hear she broke her wrist. I know I am an awful patient ... I feel for my wife when I DO get sick, so I feel for you dealing with her (and the reverse, I'm sure!).

    Totally get the 'boy I needed a good run' feeling ... hope she recovers quickly!

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    1. Thank Mike she is doing okay, just a little crotchety at how she can't do things more than anything else. Stubborn and proud = well you know. I gotta say I am not any better :-).

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