Well, it's been a bit of a rough start to the spring.
I'm usually pretty healthy, but there are a couple of recurring illnesses I am prone to, and I got hit with both this year. I'm still dealing with the last, a cold that settled into a lasting cough. From past experience this can take weeks to get rid of.
Oh, and our basement got flooded when the drains backed up. Tree roots in the sewer lines. Thankfully the lines themselves are still in good shape.
(I think that was actually the tipping point on my cough, all those hours of cleaning up with bleach and Lysol.)
We still haven't pulled the trigger on the last preventative flood measure (exterior sewer pipe access). There's a lot of work to be done on the house and we can't afford to do all of it this year. So we're still deciding what exactly is the most important thing to do first. Outside wiring or extra flood control? Hmm.
Have I mentioned I'm running the Chicago Marathon again this year? For the Chicago Lights team again.
I've decided this will be my last one. It will be marathon #5, that's a good number to go out on. And my third time raising money for Chicago Lights.
Thinking about it as my last one is helping me get excited about the training again.
I'm about a month behind where I wish I was with my running, but it's still early in the season. And I'm finally feeling well enough, despite the cough, to start working on mileage. It helps that it's Spring Break this week and I'm home a few days - that's given me some extra time in the morning for longer runs. And it helps - a lot! - that it's not so dark.
So, a lot on our minds. But! There's a lot to be thankful for, and I have been.
Doing well in Chicago (if a little wet, cold, and coughing) -