It's been a few runs since I last did a run report. My husband had to go into hospital last Thursday to have his leg/ankle pinned and plated. I did my w2r3 the morning after his op whilst he was still in hospital. I was elated to have completed it and found a total sense of escapism with running that I never had before. I was able to run my worries away and found it quite relaxing after such a tense 24 hours. I was energised and ready to deal with the rest of the day. Later that afternoon I was able to pick him up and he's now convalescing at home.
With husband now at home I decided for week 3 to run straight from the house rather than drive to the sports field I'd previously been using. My 5 minute warm up walk now takes me exactly to our local park and for run 1 I did 4 laps of the park. I started to get bored of lapping the park so have altered my route slightly so I can still use the park but also go down a footpath next to the golf course and back again round the park. Today's run felt much better and I didn't get bored so I think I'll use this route for my final week 3 run. For those of you who like to see where people run, here's a photo of my local park!
I had to fight a gremlin on my last 3 minute run both on today's one and my run 1 final 3 minute section but I managed to fight them off knowing that I was so close to the end. I felt exhilarated at the end of both runs and feel that I can face being a 24 hour nurse for the next few weeks. I never thought that I'd have to dress my husband at the age of 43. Hopefully it won't be too long before he's back up and about. I know I'll be grateful for that day to come but in the mean time I shall use running as my escapism!