Back up that half pound. Grr.
The girl did finish the mile at run school on Saturday. She just cut through the building after finishing and that's why I didn't see it. Our instructor posted our times on the gym's website and I saw that she did finish. I also saw that I had misheard the time I was given at the end of the run. My pace is right at what it was when I ran the 5 miler in 2006 and far ahead of what it was when I ran my first 5K in March of 2006. I don't know that I could keep up that pace for 5 miles, but it really felt like my normal pace, so perhaps I could.
Other things I'm choosing to be happy about. Okay, so I weigh the same thing that I did in November of 2005, but the weight is certainly distributed differently as I am at least one, if not two sizes smaller than I was then.
Things I'm not quite so happy about: I can hardly walk. Run school encouraged us to run in a more on-the-balls-of-your-foot, instead of my usual slap, slap, slap foot fall and my calves are so freaking sore I nearly scream with every step I take. I'm popping Aleve like theys chicklets, had Bick give me a rubdown and he cut an icy hot back bandage in half and put each half on a calf and I slept in those last night. I don't feel that much better today. So again, after Run School, I'll be starting the week in the hole on homework. Given that this is such a crazy week at work, don't know that I'll get much homework in anyway. Orientations happening.
And speaking of Orienations. Sandy sent her Dad an email on Saturday morning informing him that she is going to school in Chicago and will be leaving next Sunday. I don't know how she managed to talk her way into this, but she did it. I don't think she's shown near enough honesty, integrity, and determination for this, but it's her Mom's name on the parental loan forms not mine, so it's not my pig.
She came over last night and Bick wished her well. We are taking her out to dinner on Wednesday and she'll be off on Sunday. There will be just one more opportunity for major conflict as Bick wants her car out of his name, so he, the ex and Sandy will have to take care of that sometime this week.
And he's unsure about what he will do tuition wise. This school is very, very expensive and will require, by my estimation, a full six years to get through, at 37K per academic year. We estimate her student loan debt load to be into the 6 figures before it's all said and done. I told him that he doesn't have to decide what he will do right now . His offer to take care of tuition/expenses stood for a local school. My thought is that he can contribute the same amount directly to her student loans. She's made the decision to go to a school that she, nor her family can afford. The sense of entitlement here astounds me. But, as always, I need to remembed that this isn't my pig.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Life is a mixed bag.