This week has been totally off.
I have not run since this past Sunday. I have some good excuses and some not good excuses.
It started on Saturday morning , as I was on my way to Home Depot . My coworker called me to tell me a fellow coworker- Mike who also happens to be the son of the owner of our company(Karen) died that morning in a freak accident. Apparently after dropping his girlfriend off at home, Mike was at the entrance ramp to the highway when high winds caused a tree to fall on his car, causing massive internal damages which lead to his death.
It was like the floor dropped out. Mike was 37 years old. I remember just seeing him walk through the office the week prior. Hard to believe someone so young can pass so quickly through life. Work on Monday was so solemn it was not a good day emotionally. The calling hours were last night and the funeral is today. My other coworker Cheryl who happens to be Mike's aunt just held on to me at the calling hours and sobbed. I did not have the words to comfort my friend. I feel so sad for the family and my friends. Cheryl shared with me she is questioning a lot and I know she means spiritually. My hope and wishes are for her peace and for her to find some answers to her doubts.
What other excuses do I have for not running. Dentist appointment that runs longer than I expected, hair cut appointments that were rescheduled from last week. Oh and below freezing temperatures and freezing wind chills. Now I normally do not mind running in the cold, I just dress appropriately. But I have a new fear after my ankle fracture. I am fearful to run in the dark ( available times this week to run) when there is ice and frozen snow on the roads.I do have Yaktrak but the roads are some clear and some ice/snow, so it is not consistent I am afraid of hurting my ankle and/or something else. I know I am going to have to push through this but I am voicing it , in hopes to get over it.
Sooo I have so felt like a slug this week. Next week will NOT be like this , I won't have it.
I am planning runs this Saturday and Sunday.
Terri is having surgery this Monday to have her gallbladder out. I know she is nervous but she is ready to feel better. She will have me as a personal nurse!
I have a Frostbite 5k Prediction race on 2/2 that I am looking forward to.
I did walk on the work Tread climber yesterday. I had 30 minutes to walk. I did 25 minutes. Not to self, take off your sweater before walking at incline in a hot corner of the back office. It faced the window but I also had to look at the storage of Christmas decorations and other discarded things from the office. I felt like I was banished to the back room....well I was.
How do you all push through low motivation, life issues and bad weather to get your runs in?