Today’s Workout: 11 Miles total with 2.5 miles @ goal marathon pace (6:26) and 2.5 miles at goal half marathon pace (6:05). I had no intention of running the workout this way. The plan was to run 5 miles at goal marathon pace but my daughter and her best friend came in asking for things. I can never say no. They are too cute. So I tried to make up for the break by pushing the second interval.
Tuesday evening I am looking forward to running the New Balance 1 mile Random Relay Recap to come!
I am going to keep this post pretty short because I told myself nothing would be more pathetic than crying alone at my imac on a Monday night. No offense to anyone who cries in front of their imacs 😉
Last Tuesday, on her birthday, my “Gram” passed away. Any of my readers who know me are aware that she raised me from the time I was 2 years old until I left for college at 17. She and I lived together alone for 8 of those years. I chose her to walk me down the aisle on my wedding day and she selflessly took time to help me raise each of my babies when my husband would deploy. I absolutely adore that woman and her passing shook me to the core. Needless to say my mileage last week took a huge hit. Running was one of the last things I wanted to do. Usually I find it therapeutic and fun but with this heart break it felt difficult and forced. Every mile run in my hometown was met with another memory of her and I’d have to force back the tears. Here was the last picture taken of her and I:
A good friend reminded me that my Gram was one of the first people to support my running hobby and she would tell me to quit my crying and get back to training. She would come to every cross country meet she could and make sure I had a bottle of Gatorade and a bag of Doritos…still my combo of champions 😉 After college the first time I won prize money I was a teeny bit excited and when she found out it was $150 she teased me and said “Don’t quit your day job!” She was a firecracker. I miss her, her voice, her teasing me, everything about her. She was an angel to me and I was truly blessed to have her in my life.
Thank you to those who’ve sent me messages, emails, cards, etc. I appreciate it more than you know!