We’re thankful to start running with our mom again this week. Today marks thirteen weeks since her heart attack and our last run together. Gramma says Mom never learned to walk, she started with running and never stopped. Not running has been tough on her but now we are slowing getting back to it. Bailie was the first
victim, I mean lucky one to give it a try.
Everything is very scary for mom because she is afraid everything will happen again. A couple weeks ago she started running/walking intervals on the treadmill at cardiac rehab. The running portion is slower than her usual pace but it is still running. The nurse said she could start doing the same at home as it has been going well, but she has been too afraid. The same fear took a while to overcome when getting back to our usual walking routine. Because she loves to run with dogs and she doesn’t want to be alone if something happens, Bailie went out for the first run/walk. It went completely fine and Mom was super happy. Running is something that always makes her happy and is a great way to start the day.
Today Mom decided to be brave and start running with me and Olivia. Olivia can be kind of wild and two dogs is more to handle than one but she wanted to run with us. Of course, it was a thunderstorm when we went out. It was dark. We got pretty wet too, but we all enjoyed it. Mom is feeling more confident with every morning run. Next up will be running without intervals. Next month she will find out more about how her heart is healing and we all have our paws crossed things look good. For now, being able to run together helps get things back to the way they were before that bad, bad, day. It’s funny how life can really change the things you are thankful for in the blink of an eye.
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