Thursday, June 28, 2007

Blocking out the pain

I visited mom the other day and for the very first time, I came away without any tears. I have gotten to the point where I can block out the pain, be there for my mother, and forge ahead in my duties as a "good daughter." I'm learning to do the same thing with my running. Running for me is hard-it always has been. I do it, because when I'm finished, I feel great, and many times I even feel good during a run. Lately, I have experienced that inevitable point during a run where everything is on autopilot-my brain processes no pain, it does not concentrate on discomfort-it just "gets the job done." Usually, for me, that comes at around mile 4 of a long weekend run.

What a relief it is to visit mom and to be on "autopilot." Maybe I have finally come to the point in this journey where I can block out the pain of losing my mother. What a wonderful feeling it is to run on "autopilot" and feel like I could go on forever! I like "autopilot" mode. I think I'll stay here for a while.


RunJulieRun said...

I'm glad you found a way to deal with seeing your mother. I've heard that the hardest part of this is that you are mourning the loss of someone who is still with you--at least physically.

I hope that if I ever need to do this with my parents, I can be as good a daughter as you are.

winner62 said...

Thank you for the kind words Julie. I really appreciate them!