This morning, I got up for another early run, and once again got a 3 miler done in the pre-dawn hours. It wasn't fast (31:33), but at least it's done.
Jerry leaves today for a 5 day trip to MN, and I am not looking forward to his being gone. In large part, this is because I'll miss him (we rarely spend the night apart -- the last time was in October 2008), but it's also because his absence means I'm flying solo mio here at the homestead, and that's a bit daunting.
Thankfully, our good friend Ryan is helping me in an enormous way by picking up Norah from daycare today and tomorrow and watching her both evenings while I'm in class. I'm certain that Norah will enjoy her evenings with Ryan and Miller, but adding the logistics and execution of her stay there just adds that much more to two already busy days for me, so my goal for today and tomorrow is simply getting through them, and then by Friday, things will be easier for me.
But, that's why it was nice to get that short run out of the way early this morning. I won't have time for it later in the day today; plus, it just helped relieve a bit of the anxiety I'm feeling about Jerry's imminent departure. I won't get the chance to run tomorrow (and I'd probably rest anyway since I've run the past 4 days in a row), but on Friday afternoon while Norah is at daycare, I hope to have the time to fit another run in -- otherwise, I won't get another chance until Jerry gets back on Monday.