I’m still alive and training. This past week has had some good runs, but I’m knocking on wood because I don’t want to jinx it. It would be awfully nice if I peak on race day, no?We’re still struggling on the homefront with my kiddo, although I think we’ll be a few steps closer to getting him situated in the next month or so. One big problem is that he has ADHD (was diagnosed by a neurologist in first grade) and starting his senior year of high school, he decided he didn’t want to continue his medication. Which has been proven a giant mistake, but we can’t seem to convince him that going back on it or at least trying alternative medicines or therapies would be in his best interest. From what I gather, this is not uncommon for ADHD males at this age to refuse medication, but it doesn’t lessen the blow. Without medication, something like only 5% ever graduate college. I can see why.
For all that people say, “live in the moment,” I challenge you to look at a kid who that literally is all he does and say this is a good life strategy. Argh. Some info points to a possible maturity around age 26 for him that could change his perspective… that’s a long way off, though.
I received my study manual from NAASFP on Monday, and I started note-taking. It starts with a lot of anatomy stuff, which I’m really relieved I don’t have to memorize (it’s an open book exam). There’s one section with a description of how muscles contract that sort of left me feeling stupid. Thank god I am not studying to be a doctor (in my defense, the description appeared to be missing some key descriptions/definitions of words out — I looked when trying to decipher the blurbs).
Well, I’ve got a 50 minute easy run to do before a 90 minute massage (yay!), so I’d best bundle up and brave the 0 degrees with “feels like” temp of -9. Soooo glad to be running on a treadmill today since there is no point in acclimating to fecking-freezing when I race in Louisiana in 16 days.