This past weekend was a beautiful one on the Cape! This spring has been a homerun for tourist season on the Cape—perfect 10s almost every weekend. I didn’t make it down to the Cape until Saturday night (I was visiting my stepfather in the hospital on Saturday). Luckily coming down Saturday night meant no bridge traffic!
I ran early Saturday morning before heading to Boston, and I had a 10 miler on tap for Sunday morning. The 10 miler went really well, though I somehow forgot how hilly the route was! Maybe it was selective amnesia. Holy quad buster is about all I can say of the many hills! I felt great and was happy to hit a new post injury high for my long run.
I was supposed to run Monday, but instead spent the day helping my Mom get some stuff done around the house. With my sister getting married at the end of next month and my stepfather having melanoma, it is going to be a really busy June.
One thing about a loved one having a terminal illness is that it really does put life in perspective for you. Although I didn’t get all of my training runs in over the past few days, I had a wonderful holiday weekend with my family and that is MUCH more important to me in the long run.
Although I think of my stepfather all the time, especially when running, I have started to remind myself to slow down and enjoy the scenery—to really appreciate the small things and all of the gifts that life has given me, whether it’s the ability to run or my two beautiful sons…
How was YOUR Memorial Day Weekend? Did you race or run long?