Yesterday I ran 5 miles and it was SO much nicer than my run on Monday. Not sure what the difference was, but regardless, it felt good. My blister on my foot is still causing some problems, I put a blister band-aid on it but it still got bigger. Today I bought Liquid Bandage, I heard that helped, so I will try that and see how it goes. When we get home, I'm going to go to a shoe store and have them help me pick out the right shoes for me.
I had set a goal of running 56 miles by July 15th on the Nike website, I'm only 7 miles from my goal. I'm thinking that I may try to get up earlier tomorrow and go for it and finish it. I won't be able to go for a long run on Saturday or Sunday, so it makes sense to me to try and do my long run tomorrow. So we shall see, wish me luck!!
We are having a great time here, can't believe how fast the week has gone by. We played Mini-golf yesterday and it was very fun, but it was very hot. Today we went to The Elizabethan Gardens, it was so beautiful. They had a scavenger hunt for the girls and they really got into it, so it made it much more enjoyable. Since I have been doing so much reading about Queen Elizabeth, it made it even cooler to be there. We got some great pictures, I'll post them soon. I got 2 of a beautiful cardinal sitting on a branch, it was beautiful. Then we went to the Christmas Shop and I got the girls their Christmas tree ornaments. You can get totally lost in this store, so many things to look at!! I will be sad to leave here on Saturday. We are going to go to the pool in a little while.
Last night we went to bed earlier than we had all week, but it was sort of restless sleeping. Our bed makes a huge creaking noise every time you move. But I had the absolute most amazing dream!!! I dreamt that I was at my house and I was talking to Uncle Peter on the phone. Even though we were on the phone I could see him. It was SO good to see his face! I asked him what he was up to and he said he was about to go see Sister Sue, and then he was going to Radio City Music Hall to see the Rockettes. I told him that I was going to run the half marathon for him, but then our call got disconnected. But then either he called me back or I called him because our conversation continued. He said it was wonderful that I was running and he kind of laughed. I told him that I knew I could finish it, even if I had to walk it and he said that he knew. I told him about my last couple of runs down here. It was so good to talk to him and hear his voice and his laugh. Even though it was in the present, it wasn't sad to talk to him, it was like I had talked to him every day for the last 3 years. But then I woke up suddenly and I was SO sad that it was over and I wished that I could call him back again, but at the same time so grateful that I had talked him at all, it seemed so real. I feel so lucky and blessed. It was such an amazing dream and I hope I never forget it.
A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true