I knew this week would be crazy. I knew I’d be exhausted. I knew I wouldn’t want to run.
I’m driving 2-4 hours a day to take Jones to and from camp.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to finalize my decision on a new car. (I’ve narrowed it to a Toyota Prius or a Kia Forte. Just need Beer Geek to sit in each at this point.)
I have a job. I know, I forget sometimes too.
Needless to say, I was feeling a little ragged earlier in the week.
But I got a phone message on Wednesday that forced me to run:
“MCM Mama, this is your neighbor, there are firemen going in and out of your house...”
As you might imagine, I flipped out. I’m not at home and Beer Geek was at work. I spent the next hour calling around to the fire department and desperately trying to get in touch with my husband.
Long story short, a fire started in my son’s room, the maids arrived to a houseful of smoke, called the fire department, and they came in and chopped a hole from his room through to the dining room.
I am thankful that no one (including the gecko) was injured. I am thankful my maids happened to be scheduled that day. I am thankful they acted so quickly. I am thankful that the fire department got their quickly and the only damage is the hole. I am thankful that Beer Geek was able to go home and clean everything up and air out the house.
I am just so thankful that it wasn’t worse than it was.
But I’m not there and my anxiety level was through the roof.
So, I ran. I ran harder than I have in a while. And when I was done, I could think about the whole thing without feeling like I was going to throw up. So, yes, I’m also thankful for running.
5 thoughts on “Running for sanity”
Oh I am so sorry- can’t even imagine getting a call like that, being so far away and not being able to do anything. I’m glad that everyone (including gecko) is okay! Running definitely can help shake off some things- such as that. WOW. Just so glad it all is working out, and that this week is almost over, sending positive vibes your way!
Wow. That hole is so minor compared to what could have happened. I would have run many miles to chase away the anxiety too.
Good grief – getting a call like that would have sent my anxiety level soaring too! Glad the run helped!
Yikes – I’m glad your maid was there that day, too!!!
Sorry – sounds like a stressful week on crack! Glad that you have running to help!!
Oh no! That was the last thing I expected to read! So happy no one was hurt and the damage was minimal.
Thankful for the perspective and clarity running gives us 🙂