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She’s going to be ok and starting over, all wrapped up in one!

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….

Pain free, yay!
Pain free, yay!

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.

YAY!
YAY!

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?

Michelle

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18 thoughts on “She’s going to be ok and starting over, all wrapped up in one!

  1. I’m so relieved to hear J is doing good. Send my love and hugs to that sweety. Yay on the run! My friend said that fuel is great! Her and I are going to start running together soon-I might have to try it!!! Blessings and love.

  2. I am so glad to hear she is doing better! That must be such a relief for you and your family. I admit that I hardly ever fuel, I ran my last half marathon on one bite of a granola bar. But I have a wonky stomach so I wouldn’t recommend that. 🙂

  3. Glad things are slowly getting back to normal. so cute about your daughter mother moment. Sounds like she is a fighter 🙂

  4. So glad to hear your daughter is on the mend. I was so shocked when I read your posts I just didn’t know what to say. I’ve been hugging my little girl a little closer over the past few weeks. I’ll continue to pray for her speedy recovery.

  5. I’ve tried those Huma gels before – they were good and definitely easy on the tummy. My issue with them was that they didn’t seem to provide enough energy :/ I used to have trouble with GU but then I realized if I only took half at a time, my stomach could handle it so that’s my go-to now! I take half a GU every 3ish miles in a long run starting around mile 7.

    I’m so happy you and your daughter are cherishing those special moments ❤

  6. Glad she’s recovering. for my long runs, I’m big on Hammer gels and SOS Rehydrate (mixed with water.) I also have gluten/sensitive stomach issues on long runs…maybe it’s nerves? Anyway, I can’t use just anything on a long one.

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