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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!

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    You ran the trail that Mike and I used to walk, except that we didn't go back and forth between the hospital and the car dealership. We used to enjoy the shade all the way up. It looks a lot different without some of the trees. Looking at the traffic on US98 S. isnt nearly as relaxing! LOL
    116 days ago
  • NANCY-
    That Spanish Moss does look spooky.
    Nice pics. BTW I didn't mean tape your shoulder, meant use tape instead of a bra. 😲
    116 days ago
    Awwwww, those drives w/Natalie are precious memories for both of you. Always. It's hard for things to change, but that's what life does!

    OH I love the tape . . . awesome! And even better, it's helping.

    116 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Love the tape!!! Bless your are so wonderful for those girls and they will always REMEMBER it! Praying here for your shoulder to heal. I have much to tell you (been really busy) but will do it another way!!!

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    117 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    117 days ago
    Wow! Gorgeous trail! Good on you for being so reliable getting the kids to school! Having to deal with heavy traffic is a nightmare. Sorry you will miss that time alone with Natalie :-(
    Hope the support will help your shoulder..
    Here is to sleep in mornings!
    117 days ago
    Glad you took the opportunity to run in Bartow after getting Natalie to school. The sunlight on the Spanish moss in the tree canopy is magical.

    The tape is quite colorful. Happy to hear that it took a bit of the edge off of the shoulder discomfort. Hoping you are right and the passage of time will see healing occurring.
    117 days ago
    Pretty tape, there! Happy movement, glad you took advantage of the locale to get your run in. emoticon
    117 days ago
    Beautiful pictures!
    117 days ago
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