I'm in NC, so I headed to my favorite neighborhood park today. It has a great winding walking trail through the edge of some woods by a small stream. And it was 74 degrees and sunny today. Perfect!
I did a two-mile walk, and then a one-mile run. It was great to be outside after spending 24 hours at the hospital (more below).
At the end of the trail, I continued walking up a hill to the park area where the tennis courts and picnic areas are, but there was no sidewalk up the hill, so I walked up on the grass by the driveway. When I got back to the trail to head back to my starting point, I realized I had a little tiny sticker burr in my shoe -- it got in thru the mesh on top of my shoe!
Luckily it was a small one, and fairly soft, so it didn't bother me enough to have to take my shoe off and get it out and get my shoe back on. So no running in the grass at the big race!!
My dad's surgery went well, his recovery room time was good and he was sent to a regular post-op room, not the ICU. So -- so far, so good! Thanks for all your prayers and good thoughts -- it really makes a difference!
He's still got a painful, hard week ahead of him. And I'm sure we'll be faced with some unexpected setbacks this week -- that's to be expected with health situations. But we're trying to focus on the good things, and keep looking forward.