Today was one of those “hurry-up and wait” kinda days. It was a medical appointment day for Dad in Bangor, so I got to spend most of the day with him. 🙂
A really good thing.
He is doing okay, so that part is good, just trying to get some things straightened out and improve quality of life kind of stuff. Dad was happy with the results of the appointment and thought the doctor was one of the best he has seen lately. One that actually took the time to listen, didn’t treat him like an ATM and explained what was going on in terms he understood. All good things.
By the time I got home I was wiped, but when I walked through the door, Mary was working out, so it gave me permission to go for a run. I didn’t realize how much I needed it. Driving around Bangor, while it is really isn’t a big deal, it is not someplace I go all that often and when you are attempting to get places on time and thinking about what is going on with your Father, driving for almost 4 hours, well it took a lot out of me.
Running re-charges and relaxes me. I know getting out and busting my arse on the road, then saying that it re-charges/relaxes me is a bit of an oxymoron, but I never said I was normal.
I also wanted to get another run outside in the GoRun Ride 7’s before I went on my long run tomorrow.
However, with all the sitting I had done throughout the day, I was very stiff and didn’t really loosen up until about 2.0 miles into the run. Unfortunately, gastric issues made it so that I had to cut the run a little shorter than I wanted and I picked up the pace to get 3.0 in before I had to make a beeline to the house as soon as I finished.
It was a good run and I feel confident about tomorrow’s long run, it is just a question of which course I want to use to get where I need to go. I guess it will depend on the weather and how I am feeling whether I hit double digits or not.