Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Settling Down...


I'm home from NJ. It was a fast in and out....left Friday nite with the kids, straight from work and returned very early Monday morning and went right to a patient. But it was wonderful! The ceremony at my Dad's gravesite was very "hamish"--a yiddish word meaning "full of warmth and love". My brother said some beautiful words and the survivors stood together with our arms around each other. The older Grandkids wore my Dads hats for fun just before we left (I wanted them to wear it to the cemetery, but Mom nixed that!) That's my son and daughter on the left and my oldest nephew on the right. Of course, we all returned to Mom's house for some food--it ain't a Jewish get together without food!! Eat Mamala Eat!!

I did pretty good with my eating over the weekend. I did indulge some--Mom had frozen chocolate twists in the freezer--OMG!! And the kids bought me a bag of tootsie rolls to make me feel good--so how could I not! No guilt, trust me! It was worth every bite.

I ran 9 miles around Mom's retirement community on Saturday. The elderly neighbors were out doing their morning walk and cheered me on as I passed them. My brother and Mom went out walking while I was running, so I had some wonderful company on my walking breaks.

I ran during the same hours as the JFK 50-miler, so I pretended I was running with
Run with Me and Relentless Runner, spurring them on to the finish. I pretended Mom's house was one of the pitstops along the way, and I named it The "Mamala/Tatala-you-should-stop-and-eat-before-you-fade-away-to-nothing" PitStop. I ate 1/4 of a bagel & cream cheese there at 4.5 miles, went to the bathroom, stretched and continued on, just like in a real ultra, huh? I know....I have quite the imagination! Ya gotta dream!!!!

7 comments:

E-Speed said...

Awwe! I love that you ran with me! I have a feeling a lot of people were involved in all my incredible highs during the race!

Todd said...

Well you had some good ultra training there. You need to learn to eat when while you run. My friend has told me if you want to finish a 50 miler you have to already know you have done one. Now in a way you have. Its apart of that whole visaulize your goal thing.

Cute photo.

runliarun said...

It always starts with a dream, so, yes, you have to... Your children look wonderful.

Reen said...

Run Lora Run!

Firefly's Running said...

Ah...the food. It's the best part. And the chocolate twists...sounds like were delish!

Neese said...

welcome back, beautiful photo! :o) way to run while out of your routine, good job.

RR said...

Lora

Part of the lore of running for me is the reaction I get from others who see me run. It is quite a special feeling when on a training run a little boy or girl waves or even runs by my side for a few minutes. I can relate to your feelings as you ran through the retirement community amongst the cheers of the residents. In some way you are their hero and inspire them to do great things. If in your heart you believe this then it will in turn inspire you to continue to be a better runner and overall human being. I also want to thank you for the positive thoughts you sent my way on Saturday. I can assure you that your support was felt in my heart even though we were far away.

Sincerely,
Dave B.