Couch to 5K
62,124 members94,857 posts

Back from the IC but not yet from Spain

Well the six weeks was due to end on the 15th but I hit the tarmac on the 13th at 8ish in thr morning in Spain before the sun got too high. I took it steady, only 2.6miles in 30mins with a warm up/down included. I just couldn't wait any longer and needed the release the run could give me.

It felt so good to be out I could have cried with relief let alone for everything else that was happening.

My toe complained a tiny bit but not too much.

I did another 3 miles yesterday in 30mins with no complaints from the toe. I still have to watch uneven surfaces so will stick to pavements for now. I tried to outrun my demons at the end of yesterdays run...but looks like they stayed on my tail. I suspect my twisted face scared some of the locals as I ran like I wanted to pound the pavement to oblivion.

We come home tomorrow evening. I can't wait to get back to my life. Some semblance of normality.

Dealing with a death in a foreign country in a foreign language with foreign customs is incredibly stressful without even taking into account grieving or the loss.

I didn't get on with my mother well, she was a difficult woman to put it gently but I tried very hard to be her friend since my father died 4 years ago. So many things of my Dad's were still there. My brother and I have kept a holdall worth of things each to bring back to the UK and then for him to take back to Canada along with her ashes which will be interred next to my Dad.

Pretty sad when your life, or indeed 2 lives boils down to 2 small piles. 😕

I have a Spanish lawyer (hopefully trustworthy) who can do everything else so shouldn't have to come back now.

Just need to get home tomorrow and get on with my life and my running.

🏃‍♀️👍

8 Replies
oldestnewest

Sorry for the loss of your mum and previously your dad GoGo_JoJo. Sounds like a lot to process, especially with the difficulties being in a different country with different language. A strained relationship can be particularly difficult to grieve. Glad you've had your brother there with you. <3

Fingers crossed your toe holds up and you are able to run as much as you'd like when you get home... it seems very healing to have a physical outlet like running. :)

2 likes
Reply

Sorry to hear your news Jo. It's a difficult enough time without the additional pressures you're dealing with. I hope the toe keeps well so that you have your outlet. All the best.

2 likes
Reply

Hi Jojo, so sorry for your loss, and that you have had so much to deal with. Nice that your brother was there with you. Another chapter over, in the wheel of life, and I hope you can move on and remember some happier times that you all shared.

Your life is waiting for you, and it's great that running is part of that now, and gives you a release. I hope your toe behaves, so that you can get back to where you want to be. No rush, just nice gentle runs without pressure....

Look forward to hearing how you get on, and be kind to yourself after all this stress.

Take care and a hug (())😊xxx

2 likes
Reply

So sorry for the loss of your mother and the extremely challenging and untimely passing.

I hope you continue to heal in both body and soul and return to your life and regain your love of running.

Remember Jo you are a flyer,so pull that brake on a little and be kind to yourself.

Take care of you and safe flight tomorrow.👏👏

Great to see you back.💫🏃‍♀️💫

2 likes
Reply

Hi JoJo, my goodness you have been dealing with so much - big hugs to you. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Take care and be gentle with yourself. Xx

1 like
Reply

Bug hugs, take care xx

1 like
Reply

Only just seen this. Well done for coping with it all.

1 like
Reply

Good to have you back.. sorry I am late with the reply:)

Very well done you for coping with everything you have had to go through and fir getting back to your running... :)

The good thing that is left from both their lives is you...and you are going to do just fine:) x

1 like
Reply

You may also like...