Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Today I drove Natalie to school, a 20 mile round trip, for maybe the last time. I started driving her in August 2018. Next year her school hours will change by 15 minutes and we think it will work out for DD to take both kids to school. Perhaps I will get more sleep, but I have enjoyed having this one-on-one time with Natalie. I found out things about her life and experience that she probably would not share when little sis or anyone else is around. And probably all that driving was good for me, too. I was honestly scared at the beginning of the school year to drive in the heavy traffic, but I did it, even when 7am was dark, and without incident. The one time I overslept I still got her to school on time after my wake up call. Once she overslept; we still made it. Never had a breakdown. Never late. Yay, me!
Since I started driving to Bartow I kept thinking I should run while I'm there. Once I actually went to do it and the trail just looked too spooky in the dawn. But it is bright by 7am now, so I ran the trail just north of Bartow today, 3.5 miles. (For locals: I parked by the credit union and ran to Bartow Ford and back to car, and then to Bartow Hospital and back several times.) Last chance to do it without making a special trip. Loved the look of the sun beaming on the Spanish moss. I ran in 80% shade today and some places it was canopied with trees on both sides of the trail touching overhead. Other places you can see Hwy 98 to the west. I stopped to snap a few shots:
It was my first time running since my daughter KT taped my shoulder last eve. I think it helps at least a little. Still bothered me sleeping, but not as much. I go back to doc on Friday, but I will be surprised if he has any effective treatment. I am still thinking that time will heal it.
So glad the shoulder doesn't keep me from running. Looking forward to the first Watermelon Sunrise 5K of 2019 in 11 days.
Hope there is golden sunlight highlighting your scenery today and that anything that is bothering you is healing, too!