Happy Sunday… FROM NEW ENGLAND!!!!!!!
My dad and I planned for me to come home to surprise my mom for an early Mother’s Day weekend. He told my mom they were going down to Rhode Island to start getting the boat ready and that they had to make a quick stop on the way to pick something up (presumably for the boat). Unbeknownst to her, I was that “something” they were picking up.
She was so surprised. I am so happy to be home. SO SO SO HAPPY.
Sun– 5 miles + 3 sets of stairs at the Philly Art Museum
KBT and I wanted to get in a decent run while we were in Philly. It’s our favorite way to see a new city. That, and walking. We thought we were doing 7-8 miles but it ended up being only 5 miles. I wasn’t happy about it at first but then KBT’s knee was bothering him, we were running late for brunch, and I got a run in so I can’t complain.
I usually don’t run on Mondays but I was in the mood so I went with it. I didn’t love setting my alarm for 6:30 but really wanted to run, so I did a shorter run knowing I’d be doing 5 days instead of my usual 4. Overall a lovely run.
I was at my cousin’s house and literally didn’t get off the couch except to get food. Solid rest day. I missed my lunchtime walk though, especially with how nice it was outside.
Wed- 6.3 miles
I was bummed I had to miss November Project but I wouldn’t have felt safe going even if I was in the city. I went for a run around my cousins’ development and was so. freaking. bored. I really missed city running along the water. And November Project in general, but I haven’t had a run like that in forever.
Fri– 9 miles
It felt good to get back out there again. I didn’t go to November Project because I didn’t want to run in the dark, but I drove back to the city early enough that I could get a run in before work. I ran along the water and loved every minute of it. It was a little strange seeing the National Guard everywhere, but it also made things feel safe. I did notice how friendly everyone was. Usually nobody smiles as you run past but everyone was waving and it felt more like a community
Sat– 6 miles walking AROUND THE ISLAND with my parents
I got to spend the day in Jamestown. This is my happy place. There’s no place else in the entire world like it. This is home. I am home. I thought about running but remembered that the whole point of coming home was to spend time with my mom, and walking with her is one of my favorite things to do.
I kept most of my runs shorter because I just wasn’t feeling it most days and I finally didn’t feel sore anymore. Good thing because I accidentally forgot to go to my massage Wednesday amidst all the chaos in downtown Baltimore. And she’s in Italy for the next 3 weeks so I can’t make another appointment until next month. Oh well, i’m running injury-free and that’s all that matters.
And now I’m off to enjoy another quality walk with my mom, or maybe a run if I’m in the mood.
It’s good to be home.