Monday, January 28

An all-expenses-paid vacation

Late yesterday afternoon I found myself transfixed, staring out a third floor hospital window watching the world as it was slowly covered in a frozen blanket of hail and snow. Ally and babe are currently safe at home but both were treated to an all expenses paid weekend at the accommodating Victoria General Hospital.

Saturday’s run was good; I’d met the clinic early that morning and after listening to an thoroughly engaging talk on layering we left the store and proceeded to wind our way through Fairfield, visiting Beacon Hill, Moss Rock and the Governor General’s house. I went out of my way to make the run as interesting as possible given the surrounding terrain but after overhearing mumbling about joining “Club Mud”, I’m uncertain whether everyone shares my enjoyment for the road less traveled.

After a trip to the barber, I returned home looking smart and feeling fit and rested, anticipation growing for Sunday’s Cobble Hill 10k but even the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men often go awry (Brad, that was for you). Late that afternoon, coats thrown over the back seat, Ally and I found ourselves heading toward the hospital.

Although only our second visit, the intensity of our first stay made this return trip almost feel like coming home. The doctors and nurses were supportive and Ally was delighted in the small comforts (pre-warmed blanket, really). Her stay was made that much more comfortable as our nurse was one of the new clinic members (thanks Lisa).

Alas, no race on Sunday and the girl returns to strict bed rest.

Congratulations to Brad, Mike and Chris on solid performances this weekend, well done… I live vicariously through you.


Saturday: 1:16:44 with 5xstrides
Sunday: day off (unscheduled)


Eric said...

If you have to be there, you might as well enjoy the warm towels. =)

Be well. We're thinking about you all and praying for the best.

Brad Cunningham said...

The race was fun. I wish you had the chance to run what appears to be a fast Cobble Hill course, but there are much more important things than running.

And for the record...

The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley

Oh Bobby Burns...

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