A bit sad today

I'm on the IC with a coughing lurgy and have been for 10 days. It does not contribute to my mood. And today we sent son no. 2 off to continue his studies in a far-off Asian country. Saying goodbye to him at the airport made me realise today I am suffering severe symptoms of "empty nest syndrome". I'm a typical "stiff upper lip" Brit normally, but this afternoon I was walking to the shops with tears pricking my eyes and a lump in my throat. Fortunately my cold covers any sniffles. What I really need is a good run to shake this gloom off. Oh well, we're out with friends tonight so that should cheer me up and tomorrow I will start to appreciate the absence of a messy, lazy 20-something year old who hogs the bathroom!

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  • Sending virtual hugs. Let go of a little bit of the stiff upper, wrap up warm (I'm assuming it's cold where you are) and indulge in a little bit of self care, however that works for you. Hope you feel better soon.

  • This too shall pass..Hang in there J, you're a strong runner-person :)

  • Sorry to hear you're not feeling well jaysee. Rest up and get your strength back. That coughing lurgy does tire you out.

    Empty nest...or Freedom😉

    Virtual hug from me too😊xx

    Get well soon...

  • Remember that feeling well.. hug x

    But.. they come back.. honestly they do.. and bring friends and washing, and future partners.. :)

    Soak in the luxuriousness of the bath for as long as you like..enjoy your evening.. plan some new routes and get better soon xxx

  • I know exactly how you feel. I took DH (Dear Hubby!) to the airport on Monday to go 4000 miles away for 6 months.

    As I was driving home I was so grateful for running that I could get out and take my mind of it.

  • Oh, I dread that day! Don't forget JaySeeSkinny (at risk of making you cry again), that we are always connected to the hearts of those we love by an invisible string. If we miss them or think of them, it tugs on the string and they feel our love wherever they are - and of course we feel their love right back. From a lovely children's book called 'The Invisible String' which I bought to help support the kids I work with. It felt apt. Hope you recover from your lurgy soon and can once again enjoy your running.☺

  • Does it offer the opportunity for an exotic holiday??

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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