Hi everyone, I’ve been away at a cottage with the family for a week and we’ve returned a little worse for wear as we had a few random injuries conspire to try and ruin our week. First Mrs. Decker twisted her knee as we packed the car - so no canoeing for her and any long hikes and running were out. Then my son had a bad reaction to mosquito bites and we had to find medication in town for it. Then I got my leg caught in the dog’s lead as he was killing a beachball and I now have a long deep scar across the back of my left ankle to show for it. And finally, the day before my birthday, I was attacked by some wasps - they got my index finger and my elbow with about 4 or 5 stings. I then had a 48hr delayed reaction with my finger swelling up like an Octoberfest sausage on a hot BBQ. It’s back to normal now and I did get it checked at a walk in clinic to ensure there was no infection. It was still a great trip with some new memories to look back on, and things could have gone much worse. The pic is our doggo Otis by the water the night before my wasp adventure. I wound up moving my long run to Sunday as I was a bit tired from the driving home and medication. This all got me thinking about how life can easily get in the way of our runs and that there is only so much we can control. How about you? Are you able to manage your runs around life? Any tips on how you’ve made it work for you? Any stories of when it’s not quite gone to plan?
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Have a great week, everyone!!!
The Marathon Team xxx
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