I have had many things going through my head this weekend....some funny, some not so much. First of all I am so saddened by the news that Sherry Arnold is presumed dead & 2 men have been arrested. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and community. I can only hope that she was 'just' hit by a car and did not have to suffer a much more horrible fate. This also made me mad because I DID think of her when I ran yesterday and altered my regular route to stay in a more populated area. I was mad because for a moment I was afraid & I should not have to be. It seems like giving in to change what I like due to fear. Where is the line between fear & common sense? It is hazy at the moment.
I spent most of my weekend in my alter ego persona "Chauffeur Mum". Really it is quite glamorous. And sometimes hilarious. As I was struggling with how I would fit in my long run with track & hockey practices taking up the whole morning & early afternoon, a brilliant solution presented itself: stay at the Highschool when dropping Thing 1 off for track & get 8 miles in while he runs, then take him to hockey and finish off my last five during hockey practice. Brilliant! It was really cold so I bundled up which resulted in SD shaking his head & saying 'I've got to get a picture of this!' & Thing 1 saying 'you're not going to park where my friends can SEE you, are you?!?'.
It wasn't that much of a spectacle was it???? Not that I cared. But I did park in the front parking lot so as not to mortally embarrass my son. On the other hand, the hockey parents already think I'm weird for preferring to run instead of standing around an outdoor rink watching kids that all look the same practice....so I had no trouble walking in there after I had my 13.1 done ;).
Shout outs to Shalane, Desi & Kara at the Olympic trials....what an exciting race! Ryan, Abdi & Meb, you guys weren't slouches either!