I am in a great place right now.
Home life is the best it’s ever been, the kids are wonderful each in their own special ways, and my husband, well, I would kiss the ground he walks on every day if I didn’t think it would inflate his ego too much. Ha ha! He’s an incredible husband and father and I am so blessed to have him.
Work is keeping me mentally quite busy and I love it. I am staying more focused at work than I ever have been before. I think being so busy really is a blessing in disguise. After the experience I had visiting my patient at home the day before he died, I’ve been thinking a lot about doing more palliative care, probably when the kids are a bit older( as it will involve more call). I am excited to see how my medical practice is going to evolve in the coming years.
And running – running is making me feel healthier everyday, both from a physical and mental standpoint. My injuries have worked themselves out and aside from a few minor aches in the lower legs, the injuries seem to be staying away. I’ve enjoyed each and every single one of my runs lately, and am slowing working on increasing my intervals. I haven’t been running any hills because I really don’t want to get re-injured. I am sticking with 3-4 runs a week and while I would love to do more, I think it’s a mistake to overdo it. I wrote before that I wasn’t going to focus on distance, but let’s be honest, I have a little bit of the typical type-A personality and once I set my mind on something, I have to go through with it and see it to the end, even if it kills me. So yeah, I’m determined to reach my distance goal of running 10 km. Now, this won’t be a straight 10km run or anything; I will always run intervals because it’s what works for me. Maybe in a year or two, I’ll get adventurous but for now, interval running is what I’m doing.
So, after taking my daughter to school yesterday, I went for a beautiful morning run before the heat set in. I didn’t have any specific distance in mind but as I got moving I realized I might be able to do a longer run. The music I was listening to kept me going and I enjoyed myself immensely. My thoughts drifted, but I realized something important.
I love myself.