Ran 5 miles this morning. Felt great...no twinges, but it was so damn hot! I was dripping and the mosquitos were feasting on me! I'll bet I lost a 1/4 lb from all the blood they sucked from my body! Bastards! I'll also be doing stomach crunches tonite...I'm going for 200--100 each for Rob and Mr Toast!
I ran past Ravinia Festival..they were already busy setting up for tonight. It's a special day there for me...see, my daughter graduates from HS there tonite! My baby girl! I can't believe we made it! It has been a very rough journey since my divorce 10 years ago. She handled it with a lot of anger, which came out mostly at school. Unfortunately, most of the teachers and counselors she came across handled all this with punishments. That, of course, only made her more angry. Only one person came thru, Dean Bean. He was a special man who, having been from a ghetto, knew how kids react when homelife is stressful and they don't know how to let it out in a healthy manner. He listened to her, gave her time and always told her he believed in her. He was one of those special people you come across in life that stays with you forever. He left the school after a year, but he said he'll be back tonight just to see her graduate! I look forward to seeing him and telling him again how much he meant to us. And special kudos to my baby girl....she made it through, kicking and screaming, but damn.....she made it! Deep breath Mom...it aint over yet!!