How am I going to manage without a run 'fix'

Taking my aged mother to a hotel for 3 days to give her a change of scenery (yes, my halo is glowing) but much as I love her I'm already thinking I will miss my early morning run, because she won't want to be left on her own, and the endorphin buzz. Next time will pick an hotel with a gym. How on earth did this running lark get me so addicted?

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  • Enjoy this time :) And if you find yourself fretting over a missed run - well, there will be more runs but you only get one Mum in life :)

  • Thats true and we enjoy each others company on these little jaunts

  • The runs will still be there....:) Try some yoga or stretches to keep yourself feeling fit:)

    Mums are more precious than runs...just give her extra hugs :) Enjoy your break :)

  • Book her in for a shampoo and set or a manicure - nice treat for her, free time for you to get your run fix. x

  • Now theres a good idea. Thanks

  • Mmm, well, if it was me, the restlessness might make me bad company. I'm one of three sisters with big needs for regular fresh-air fixes - and a 92 yo mum. We always behave better after a blast round the block!! But maybe if you store up your running needs they will drive you to new wonders when you come home!

  • Yes, I know what you mean I do get twitchy without exercise. However I sussed out a nice run along the River Sid parkland that I might squeeze in before breakfast tomorrow for 30 mins if I persuade aged parent to have a lie-in.

  • You could always switch her to decaf tea or coffee to help her sleep longer. I did this for my Mum- she had Alzheimer's and her sleep pattern changed but decaf helped her to sleep longer which gave my dad a little more respite time in the morning.

  • She wakes early but likes reading her kindle so may be happy for hour or so with cup of tea so I can run for a bit.

  • Sounds like 'the Byes'? Lovely.

  • Yes Gillma you're right! Lovely and loads of joggers and dog walkers/runners

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