Escapism - w3r2

Escapism - w3r2

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!

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  • You have my sympathy - I am not the most patient nurse!

    Hope the running continues to offer an escape and that your husband gets better quickly.

  • Thank you.

  • Well done! And I hope your husband recovers well..

    Although I'm a graduate, I probably will be in a very tense position as you've been in, as my wife undergoes a thyroid operation to remove a thyroid goiter about the size of a melon, that's grown silently inside down toward her chest instead of out of the neck, so her chest cavity has to be opened to get the thing out, which was found thanks to running, so anxious times for us, but hey she hopes to be back running as soon as she is able..😊

  • Thanks for your kind words and I hope all goes well with your wife. Running really is a release. All the best.

  • Isn't it great what running can do and I know you are finding it great "you" time. Well done for throwing those gremlins off and good luck with the nursing 😬I'm sure it'll be fine 😀Park looks beautiful - keep smiling 😀

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