This has really paid off

Went for my run on Friday as usual and decided to stay in my running gear (I know, gross I can hear you say), but to cut a long story short my MIL had an accident and I was sent running to fetch a defib and then fetch FIL by my husband while he dealt with the ambulance and paramedics. This running lark really has made me fitter. On a more serious note, MIL is really poorly so I don't know whether I'll be getting out to run much over the next few weeks.

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  • That's awful Lizzy but it's good to see how running has helped in such a situation. I hope your MIL recovers ok.

  • Oh no, hope your Mother in Law ( i googled MIL lol) is ok, my running has been a bit over the place because my father has been staying with me recuperating from a heart attack but my running has been a blessing in disguise sometimes you just need 1/2 hr. Hope everything works out ok, take care x

  • Oh dear! Good though that you were on hand to help! Glad too that you are going to stay fit now you have found running ☺

    I hope your mum in law will be ok. Fingers crossed

  • Best wishes for your MiL's recovery... :( It's lovely when you see the difference that running has made, but what a way to do so! As clawmum says, do try to keep running - having that space and time to yourself can be very precious at times like this.

  • Wishing you MIL law a speedy recovery, well done you one for keeping your head and knowing where to get you hands on a defibrillator and 2 for having the energy to run, It never ceases to amaze me all the different things running has done to change the lives of our members on this forum. Look after yourself as well at this difficult time. Hugs Rfc X.

  • So sorry to hear about your mother in law. Life does get in the way sometimes and that's ok. It will be nice for you to know that the running is there as an option if you need some time to yourself or to pound out some emotion.

  • Thanks everyone; it's been touch and go as an infection/fall/medication complications led to a massive bleed and clot between her brain and skull which led to 2 emergency ops on Friday night/early hours of Saturday. All I can say is that with hubby being a trained first aider he made the snap decision to call the ambulance, which in turn possibly saved her. There are signs she's responding, but there's a long road ahead of her. She's been so pleased that I started this and was really encouraging over the weeks I was training, and I know she'd be telling me not to stop running so I'll be back out there on Wednesday.

  • Good to hear your MIL is responding. Really hope she makes a good recovery.

  • Best wishes for a good recovery to her. It's great that you were able to run for the defib etc. Keep up the running - it's nice to have time for you while you're looking after everyone else with all the worry about your MiL.

  • Hope all is doing well . Keep running , my mum is in hospital at the moment , she usually lives with us and at times it's running that keeps me sane

  • Well done you. Hope MIL is better soon.

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