I can also go to work today. I am working out at the hospital this morning, and then back downtown this afternoon. I hope to get this sick feeling out of my guts once I get going.
My daughters asked me to go see “Star Trek” with them yesterday. It is not a movie I would normally go see, but it was so much fun to share popcorn in a cool theater on a hot day with my daughters. It is also wonderful to see the things that happen as my daughter stays sober. 5 years ago, these twins did not even speak to each other. They are slowly becoming friends again. It takes a long time to rebuild trust when it has been destroyed. Sometimes it never happens, but thankfully, in this case it seems to be happening.
I am sad to say that I think my running career is over. I was still so sore yesterday that I got nothing done. Not painting the deck, not scraping the paint, not cleaning the house, nothing. Nada. I cannot live my life like this. I think my age might have finally caught up to me. I know others who run into their 60s and 70s, but it now appears I not one of them. This is sad. Maybe I can still go out and do 2 and 3 miles at a time, but I think the LSDs are over (Long Slow Distances).
Here’s what’s good:
I have a job. I have worked for the same employer for nearly 19 years. I am well loved, even in my current workplace. My current boss would tell anyone she loves me, she is just not good at treating people well. I am going back to a place where I am known and loved. I love them right back. And I will be doing work that I feel is important to a very forgotten and minimized population.
My children are lovely people. They are all different varieties of lovely people, but lovely people they are all.
Even though my running career may be over, I am still blessed with extremely good health. When you’re young, this sounds like a crazy thing to be grateful for, but as we age and face illnesses, we realize that health is such a blessing.
I have to work only 4 days this week and then I am on vacation! Will be prayerfully doing another icon for a solid week. Thank you God!
I could go on and on, to the point where I would be late for work. So, I shall just get myself moving in a forward direction in hope and faith that God shall see me through another day.