Sunday, June 17, 2007
I want to start by saying thank you to everyone who has written on my blog and offered up such wonderful thoughts, suggestions, and support. I am truly blessed ( and I don't use that word lightly) to have found such an extraordinary group of people. The more I run and the more runners I come in contact with through races, blogs, etc, the more I know that runners are the greatest group of people. I was very intimidated about joining a running group because I am a back of the packer. our group took me in with the biggest welcome. Thank you
Now, I haven't been hibernating this last week. I ran a couple miles on Monday and I was in pain all day. I am staying off my knee as much as possible and will start running and building up miles a little at a time. I have accomplished so much with 3 marathons and one ultra. I would have never imagined accomplishing so much. Next season I will add more stars to my profile on the Maniacs sights. The rest of this year is more about enjoying the company of the people I have the honor of running with.
I have gotten so much done since Frank left. Mostly, all of the stuff he was supposed to do before he left. This weekend I cleaned out the garage, made two trips to the dump, and one to the Goodwill. The front and back yard are mowed and my list of things to keep me busy this year will fill up a book. I have talked to him a couple times this week and he says he is homesick already. On a very personal note, he broke down a bit before he left and told me about his fears and feeling about being away from us. This was unlike him. He usually has that "I am a soldier and I do what I am told and it doesn't affect me" kind of attitude. That drive me crazy because he makes it look like it is easy to go. When he finally showed some weakness, I was able to step up and say, "Don't worry, We will be OK and I will take care of things."
Signing off with a better outlook and looking forward to running again. MM #544