Derailed, off track, without a clear path to get back to where you were before. Last week I was thrown a HUGE CURVE. On Saturday night we got the call that Muscle Man's Dad's cancer had returned and he was in the ICU and sedated. Muscle Man quickly headed to Spokane to be with his 3 Tall Brothers.... HMMMM Tall Mom alone, NOT GOOD!!
Thankfully Tall Sister and Tall Grandparents hopped in to help with the Little Studs (LOVE YOU ALL MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY). As the week went on I realized that in order to get out of the office at a decent hour I would have to work through lunch. NO RUN AT LUNCH. And I did not want to take advantage of my WONDERFUL childcare.. NO RUN AFTER WORK. My mileage and focus took a major hit. I was PUMPED for the Half Marathon Saturday with the Amazing Emily as my pacer....BUT....I also really wanted to see Tall Army Grandpa, I could not forgive myself if he passed and I did not say goodbye, the plan was to work until Tall Sister had to leave on Friday then set off to Spokane.
On Friday the Little Studs got sick, TRACK DERAILED AGAIN!! The plan got foiled, I could not get everyone sick when they needed to be in the ICU with TAG. That night Muscle Man asked me to look up flights but I really needed to be there. So at 8:00am Saturday, when I should have been leaving for my Half Marathon, I set off kiddos in tow to Spokane. NO LONG RUN NO RACE.. It was worth it to hold his hand and pray by his bed. ****Tall Army Grandpa remains in the ICU with no change in his condition, if you pray please have Ron in your prayers, Muscle Man would truly love to see his Dad awake and alive..
WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS?
Last week I got DERAILED. But today is a new day. I cannot dwell on last week, and I WILL NOT focus on what I did not do. I THINK I CAN GET BACK ON TRACK!!
- With 2 weeks at about 18 miles I was feeling BEHIND on the 80 miles in August challenge. So I checked Dailymile HERE (Be my friend if you are not).. I am at 41 miles as of 8/16. Just where I need to be!!
- Have you ever been derailed by vacation, illness, work, or life in general? What did you do to get back on track?