Her blog post can be found here.
I've been quiet (for me), but here's what's going on:
- I'm training again. There will be no long runs (maybe a 12, max) in between Chicago and Honolulu marathons, however, I'm adding all the intensity I didn't do for Chicago. I ran track twice and tempo once - because that's how I roll when I don't have someone to motivate me to do it! This time, I'm running 4 days/week instead of 7, and 2-3 of those runs will have some speed. I've done 800s, miles, and a tempo run in my first 10 days back to training. It's different and fun, in a sick way.
- I miss Ironman. Big time, after being in Kona for the UPR. The wheels are turning, but I don't think it's time yet. Maybe for my 40th in a couple of years.
- This week made me sick. Henry got a stomach ache last Sunday after eating Halloween candy for breakfast. I told him that's what happens and ignored him and his stomach for 24 hours. He's 14 and dramatic. I gave him some pepto. Then we were sitting on the couch in the evening, and I looked over at him and just knew - it was his appendix. I googled, then stood him up and told him to show me where it hurt worst. He couldn't stand up straight. And pointed to his appendix. We spent the next two days in the hospital. He was in a lot of pain post-op, and somehow I held it together and didn't cry with him. But his father was hiking off the grid, and I have to say I missed him. Signing all that paperwork and sending your child into emergency surgery solo is stressful. So now, my hands are peeling, I have constant headaches, and I'm exhausted - all my big stress signs. My body put it off a few days so we'd survive the hard part, I guess.
Running is making me feel better, though. Maybe I get five this week...
We snuck out for a walk on the beach today - H's on no physical activity, per doctor's orders. So we walked slowly. This weekend is already better than last!
Sky started volleyball - fancying up the uniform a little, of course:
She's driving me crazy by insisting on playing right-handed even though she's a lefty...
And Wyatt hiked across Haleakala crater with his dad.