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Checking in from Derby City.

Today was my first run in 4 weeks. I was training for the Kentucky History Half, but I got sick and couldn't run for four weeks without having some kind of relapse, be it epic coughing or a return of fever. So, I didn't.

I needed the run. I needed to pound the pavement. My father is very sick. Part of it can be cured. The other part...well, we're not sure what it is. He had an MRI yesterday and will speak with an oncologist next Wednesday. Hopefully, whatever it is is treatable. I'm not ready to lose him, and that is my greatest fear. So I've been in tears most of the last few days and doing the bare minimum at work.

But today's run was good. my pace was 12:40ish but it felt comfortable and that's where I am right now. My RBFF was with me and did a good job distracting me from my worries. It's also my birthday, so I'm glad I got to run today. I feel more like myself and less... like a drifter, just making my way through the day in a fog. I told her I wanted to run a marathon next year, but I want to take a long, slow training cycle so my body can be ready without dropping off the immune cliff four weeks before the race. I'm looking at Indy Monumental or Marshall.

I hope to be around more often as I get back into running. My oldest will be four on Saturday and my youngest will be one next Wednesday (yes, the day my dad talks to the oncologist and it also happens to be his birthday). Hopefully my youngest starts sleeping through the night in the next few months so I can put my running plans in motion.

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Your screen name threw me off. I'm glad you're getting some miles in, but wow - you have a lot to handle these days. All the best to your dad. And may DD#2 start sleeping better soon. That's killer!

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Best wishes to your dad, hope for good news at the appointment.

Happy birthday!!!

I hope you choose Marshall 2018, I'm planning to be there.

 

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1 hour ago, CompulsiveRunner said:

Your screen name threw me off. I'm glad you're getting some miles in, but wow - you have a lot to handle these days. All the best to your dad. And may DD#2 start sleeping better soon. That's killer!

I finally thought of something more creative! It's the species name of the frog H is named after.

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1 hour ago, Runnerguymark said:

Best wishes to your dad, hope for good news at the appointment.

Happy birthday!!!

I hope you choose Marshall 2018, I'm planning to be there.

 

Marshall is very high on the list. I love that race!

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goodness- happy birthday, dear.  Birthday runs are the best and it sounds like you really needed it.  Take care of yourself- its the only way you'll be able to take care of those you love!

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Happy birthday to you and early birthday to your babies (I had no idea you all had b-days so close)! Sending you so much love for your dad and prayers for good news on Wednesday. As you know, I totally understand how scary that is. My username has always been super boring, too, but I figured it might be easiest to keep it. Plus, I have no creativity right now. =)

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Happy Birthday!!!

Prayers for your Dad and for you.  

Hope your DD gives you a consistent good nights sleep very soon. It's hard trying to fit training in when you are sleep deprived. 

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Happy birthday! And that's a lot of birthdays in one family in a row!

I'm so sorry about your dad. I've been through all that and it is scary. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and wishing for good news Wednesday.

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Oh no, I think I'm missing something. What was your old name?? Hang in there with your dad and remember to take care of yourself, too. Best wishes.

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Sending prayers for your Dad.

Hope you have a great birthday.  Sounds like you started it off right with a good run!

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