I have been sick and haven’t been able to run these past 4 days. Actually, I’ve been sick for about a week, but I ran a couple times anyway. Normally I would have forced a run in these past four days. Because I NEED to run. But I have a race this weekend that I really, really want to run.
There you have my reasons for my lack of blog entires. No run; no blog.
I’ve been going to bed early, around 8/8:30, waking at 6 AM, to get breakfasts and lunches made for the boys. And then while hubby, so thankfully, gets them off to school, I go back to bed until it’s time to get ready for work. By then, I feel better. By the time I arrive home however, I crawl back into bed early once again.
Today however is Friday, and I had to get some errands run. Feeling much better, I woke for good at 11:30 AM and ventured out for a few hours. Perhaps if I hadn’t kept up my strength training (THOUGH MINIMAL) during this illness, I would have recovered quicker. And perhaps if I would have not run last week’s 21k, I would have been over this by the weekend. But I couldn’t miss that race, and I couldn’t miss taking down the markers the following Monday. The race gave me a $50 gift certificate, and the marker take down gave me a mountain run during the week! Come Tuesday however, I crashed big time.
Back to the reason for the blog – Flashback Friday. I began looking for a particular softball picture back from 1980 or so. I’ve been searching this picture out for a couple years. I know that it’s in my office, that AGAIN looks like a hurricane ran through it (as I now share my office with my husband and my dog. LOL) I didn’t find the picture, but I did notice something amusing among my old pictures. There are an awful lot of poses of me standing on the front lawn of the house I grew up in. It seems for every special occasion, I posed out front on the lawn.
I’ve picked two of those front lawn pictures for this Flashback Friday:
The second picture was taken on my high school Graduation Day. I graduated mid-term, January 1982, but I walked in the ceremony with the rest of my class, which means this picture was taken in June 1983:
Same front lawn, same person. But really, a much different person from today.