I didn’t get to run yesterday, but did have the opportunity to get out for a bit today. I arrived at the Ranch to find Garminia complaining that her battery was exhausted. YOUR battery is exhausted!? I was appalled at her lack of sensitivity for what I am going through. MY battery was certainly exhausted, but I wasn’t bailing on the run.
Fortunately I would not be alone on this run. From my moving van I called up Mark to ask if he was game for a run at the ranch. Not only was he up for it, he was able to change and meet me at the park by the time I arrived. I left Garminia in the van and with my bare arm made my way to the usual meeting place.
I was greeted with a hug – which is unusual for Mark. As we began running, Mark said that I could talk about things if I wanted, or I could just run with him and leave conversation alone. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to talk; I did NOT want to cry. We ran while I talked, and talked, and talked all the way up the hill until…I had to walk.
I guess my battery was truely exhausted. My leg muscles were sore too. I’ve been eating but not as much as usual. I eat out of duty and can only stomach small amounts. There is just too much that has gone on this past week. There is much more to come. Mark gave me a GU packet to eat. I sucked it down with some water and we turned back early.
I felt relief in being able to get out to run if only for a short, not so good run. Two of Tom’s sisters have been visiting and helping out at the house – cooking, helping me clean, taking on the shuttle duties, and giving me plenty of hugs. Oh, how I need those hugs as the waiting game continues on.