While the worries and concerns of a runner are important sometimes, when something truly important happens, everything else falls away and we are able to see clearly what the bigger picture has in store for us.
|My Grandma Jewel holding my sweet Annie Kate on her blessing day.|
Last Sunday my Grandma Jewel passed away. She was 94. My Grandma lived with my parents for over 6 years, and for the last nearly two years she has been in a care center why my own sweet mother has been there every single day to take care of her. My Grandma was ready to move forward and leave us behind. We believe that there is much more than this life, and I know that I will see my Grandma again. We are happy for her, but that doesn't mean we aren't sad for ourselves.
No matter the circumstance, losing a loved one is difficult.
I spent much of this past week grieving her loss. For that reason, my focus was definitely on more important things than what my training schedule says or deciding when I was going to squeeze some strength training in. However, I'm grateful that I was able to have some truly cleansing workouts and deal with some of my grief in a constructive way.
Monday: Cylcing- 11 miles in 45 minutes.
Tuesday: Elliptical at 5 resistance, 25 minutes. Followed by 3 miles of "hills" on the treadmill- started at a 4 incline and worked up to a 5 for 2 miles. The last mile I dropped incline to zero and ran at an 8.5. 8:28/mile average pace.
Wednesday: Cycling- 14 miles in 1 hour. IT Band/Shin routine, 25 minutes.
Thursday: 4.3 miles 8:20/mile pace on hills with Jami. This totally kicked my butt. I definitely need to hit the hills hard.
Saturday: 8 miles with 7:58/mile pace. I ran for Sherry Arnold. Did you?
Last week's goal: Eat less fatty foods. I was in control at home, but being out of town for 3 days definitely took it's toll on my diet. It was no bueno. I'm going to try again this week
This week's goal: Get back in the groove. Strength train for sure. Last Sunday night when we were going to bed my husband accidentally kicked my foot. It is still hurting! I'm going to really pay attention to it this week, RICE, and only cross train if I have to. Hopefully I can still hit my 10 miler hard on Saturday.
We did have some happy times in my Grandma's honor. The best part was getting together with my family. I love them so.
|The Wilson Family! Me, Clay, Cami, Mom, James, Dad, Sam.|