First off, I’d like to send a huge shout out to all of you that have reached out to us since the accident. This week J has been home healing, resting, and slowing getting back to her old self with the supervision of her amazing Dad, aka my hubby (I sadly had to return to work last week). She’s gone through several doctor appointments, testing, and observation and so far she seems to slowing be getting back to being her good ole snarky self. She snapped at her younger sister today, so I’d say that is a huge sign of healing LOL!
So when I titled this post, “She’s going to be ok” it’s not just for my daughter. Yup…I’m talking about myself too. Why? Well, because I can honestly say seeing your child go through something like this, is truly life changing. Heart stopping. Tonight as I dried her hair after her shower (forgive me but I will truly miss this once she’s back to 100%) we talked about life altering events, tough times, and things that made us stronger. “I’m a fighter, right Mom?” to which I smiled. “Yes, baby…you are. You come from a long line of fighters.” It felt good to share some of my hard times with her so that she could better understand my ‘tough’ side that comes out sometimes far too often. But she gets it now, and I can say that this accident has brought us a little (even maybe a lot) closer. It’s all about silver linings, right?
Obviously I didn’t get to run more than my long run last week, and in doing so I strained my ITB so I gave myself a few days break. I walked last night, and ran a 5K today on my dreadmill because me + 20 mph winds don’t jive. It feels good to be picking up where I left off, and it went a little like this….
I also got the new Huma Chia gels I ordered for my longer runs. I’ve tried them twice during my long runs and have FINALLY found a fuel that doesn’t tear up my stomach. They are 100% natural, and gluten free for any of you fellow tummy issue long distance runners.
Tomorrow I go to the doctor for my first check up since my retirement from the Air Force physical, in 2011. I’ve been to the doctor once in the last 4 years, and that was an urgent care clinic because I developed an ear infection from swimming in a pool. Those that know me know that I don’t go to the doc unless I am nearly dying, because more times that not I don’t need to, or I can heal myself. Needless to say, I am terrified. I work in a hospital, and I see far too much sickness. Well wishes appreciated!!!
With that, it’s time to wrap things up. I again appreciate all of your amazing thoughts and prayers.
What’s on your agenda this week? What is your fuel of choice for runs over 6 miles?