Day 300-something: Life's been a little difficult lately
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Happy Lunchtime, Sparklers.
I'm sorry I've been MIA for about two weeks now. Things, have been, well difficult.
First and foremost last Thursday I went and got my hip fixed. She did such a good job that I went out and ran nine miles. It felt really good until miles 5 and 7. I stopped and stretched then, and my mile-pace after stretching was actually faster than when I started!
My weight and food and emotional health has been all over the place, though. My dad was admitted to the hospital last Sunday for difficulty breathing. He stayed there for almost a week and then came home for two days. During those two days he was so exhausted that we literally couldn't get him out of bed to do the things he was supposed to. So, he had to go back again. He's old. His cold turned into Pneumonia. He's been in the hospital since Monday. They're talking about sending him home again tomorrow. I hope, thist ime, he comes home rested.
So, During those two weeks I lost three pounds - as Dad's health has started to improve they've returned. It's okay, I'd rather have my dad feeling better than weigh 182.
I'm trying to focus on getting my calories back down where they should be. I can't justify snacking every day on a snickers bar, that's for sure.
In other news, I have the Boston Trail Half Marathon this weekend. Our Western PA Boston considers itself a sister city of the bigger one - so this half is going to have special significance given recent events.
I hope that all of you have been doing well - looking forward to catching up on your blogs!