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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.


  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!

    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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