Good morning, friends.
The past few days have been very bittersweet. Brandon and I have been busy making the necessary preparations for our move to Atlanta, but we’ve also been saying good-bye to a lot of special people.
I already told you about my good-bye party with my Bible study group.
Then on Thursday, one of my elementary schools surprised me with lunch and this very special cake.
How sweet is that??
Then on Friday, I went out to lunch with my fellow “psychos” (i.e., school psychologists) and other members of our special education team.
One of the psychs, Shelley, just had a baby. And she brought little Emma to see all of us!
The lead psych, Kevin, also brought in a very special treat on Friday.
People. If you are ever in Springfield, Ohio, you must go to Schuler’s Bakery and get a caramel cream-filled donut. It will change your life.
On Saturday evening, we met up with a bunch of Brandon’s work-friends and their wives for some Mexican food.
We are really going to miss these guys. Thank goodness we’re going to see most of them in Nashville when we run the half-marathon in a couple of months!
So after four “good-byes,” a few extra pounds (thanks to all of those “celebrations”), and plenty of tears (me, not Brandon!) it’s now time to get serious about packing! The movers are coming in just a couple of days! Although they are doing the actual packing and moving for us, there’s still lots to do before they arrive!
In other news, I’ve had some people asking how the calf sleeves have been working for me.
Honestly, I’m not sure yet. Thursday’s run was horrible. My shins were killing me, and I just wanted to lay down and cry. But then on Saturday, I ran outside for the first time in months, and I felt great! I did 7.5 miles, and my pace was faster than it ever has been.
So I’m confused. I don’t see any rhyme or reason for why I have good days and bad days. But I have been wearing the calf sleeves to bed a few times a week, and I’ve been doing various stretches for my calves, shins, and achilles tendon. I’ve also been trying to ice my shins on a more consistent basis. I’ll keep you guys updated as I continue with my training!
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
Do you have a difficult time with good-byes?
If you’re training for a race, how has it been going? Any thoughts on my inconsistent shin pain?