The bigger change this week will be helping Ezri recover from the three broken bones in her leg. She'll be spending a lot of time on the couch and I'm sure we're all going to have to adjust to a new normal for awhile.
Monday - Charlestown, RI - 4.2 milesExtended the dog jog this morning a bit as it would be my only run for the day. Encountered a few people and dogs and Oliver was surprisingly good when we passed. Only barked briefly. I guess Amanda has been training him well.
Went up to work for 1/2 a day and then brought Amanda and Ezri home from the hospital. She's definitely miserable at times by being bedridden (couchridden) but hopefully she'll adapt to the situation quickly.
Tuesday - Seekonk, MA - 5 milesDecided to head back to the Caratunk Sanctuary at lunch time. I wore my MT00s as I knew I'd be in for some wet spots and these things drain well. The only question was if there's be too many roots/rocks for the minimal shoes. It was a goddamn gorgeous day and I enjoyed exploring these trails again. Terrain wasn't too much for the shoes but I was definitely right about the water. As I got deeper and deeper into the woods I entered a swampy section where getting wet was inevitable. I did what the Gazelle would have done and charged right through! Great little place to run - the only downside was that tick season is now in full effect. Found a big nasty sucker on my leg midrun and another later in the day on my car seat!
Wednesday - East Providence, RI - 5.2 milesFunny how I can drive 10 minutes from work and enter a totally rural Seekonk that harbors gems like Caratunk. But around the office it's a completely different story. Left work at lunch with no real plan other than to run some new streets in East Providence. To that end I succeeded - kept the pace in the low 7s and saw a variety of houses. It's interesting how some people have crafted little fortified homes of marble and stone in the midst of a sea of houses otherwise sandwiched together. It was hot out there (72 degrees) and I was sweating pretty good by the end but I really enjoyed this run.
Thursday - 0 milesWorked from home while I stayed with Ez. No real window to run and no desire to do any strength training in the morning. Ezri is up and down throughout the day. It's very frustrating for a five year old to be immobile and she fluctuates between happy and angry as the day progresses. She hates being touched so moving her from room to room is unpleasant for everyone. I can only hope she acclimates to her situation in the coming days.
Friday - Seekonk, MA - 4.1 miles230 push-ups (standard/military/wide/decline) 40/30/40/10/30/20/40/20
After work I headed to the Seekonk Meadows for a quick four mile jaunt. It was a brief lull in the rain but very humid. Legs were feeling full of energy - tapering effects no doubt. Along the water I scared a frog which made a most unusual sound, like a drowning cat.