I knew after Thursday running may be questionable so I put in some quality miles early in the week. I made a concerted effort not to push too hard and felt good. My stride felt smooth and easy. I feel like I'm in a good place running-wise. I'm not completely confident that I will be peaking right, but I'm trying to remind myself, I'm not trying to win Leadville, just cross the finish line.
Wednesday night we said goodbye to Dan's parents and headed down to Denver since we had to be at the hospital so early on Thursday. Thursday we checked in and headed to the surgery center. We actually hadn't been here before. When James got his tubes we were just in the procedure center.James was of course thinking it was the greatest day ever since everyone was playing with him and we were all just hangining out. When it was finally time to leave him it was so hard not to keep going in for one more kiss. I'm sure the nurses are used to it and really I didn't care. I didn't want to leave my boy.
|Rocking his hospital gown|
|Getting back to himself|
The rest of the weekend was still tough, making sure James was eating enough and getting enough pain meds. Saturday I was in desparate need of getting out of the house so I went for a quick run at Flying J. Sunday I was still worried about the boy and not wanting to go too far from home I opted for 15 miles on the treadmill. Arg...
Well we got through a tough week. My miles may not be where I hoped they would be, but I forced myself beyond what I thought I could handle. People keep saying to me they don't know how I can handle weeks like this. How I can watch my lil guy go through so much. Well we all do what we have to do. We do what's best for our family. And you know what I've learned. I can push so much further than what I've ever thought possible. I'm pretty sure that's about as good as it gets when it comes for training.
"Our limits today may not be where they were yesterday, or where we hope they will be tomorrow. But it is today that counts. And sometimes even in 'today' we can go beyond what we think is possible!" -Lizzy Hawker
Week July 22 - 28
Miles Running: 35
Hours Hiking and Running: 6