After 4 weeks of recovery, I still feel a bit, well unrecovered. I am sore after easy runs and am still not ready to start ramping back up. Weird (and I feel old). But I'll give it 2-4 more weeks.
I have been training with my son, though, which is so awesome. We are training for the Berbee Derby 10k. Running with him is amazing. If you are a runner, you know how valuable it can be to have your friend at your side. To have your son at your side is indescribable and awesome.
Recap for this week:
- I ran 16+ miles. Was planning for more, but life went a bit haywire this week.
- A good friend died unexpectedly and tragically. I am still reeling and trying to wrap my head around it, but running become an afterthought.
- Our after school child care provider then quit via e-mail on Friday night after she smiled and told me the week was awesome when I was writing the check. She hurled awful (and untrue) words about me, my husband and my children.
- I was supah PO-ed. But I do believe everything happens for a reason. She was a horrible fit for our family and we knew it from day 2 - we kept saying we just needed to make it through the semester. When she left, we put out a call and now we have the best team I could imagine to get us through.
I'll tip my hat to that.