Thursday, 29 April 2010

Lost and found

Well another week has gone by and I am that one week closer to seeing my husband again. I am now fully established into my daily and weekly routine. The only non-routine stuff are Shaun's phone calls. He tries to call twice a week if at all possible but we never know when that might be. It is usually at some ungodly hour for him like 1 am his time. He is working very hard and really long hours and if he has time then the phones are usually busy with long waiting lines. Unlike last time when he was in a huge camp with huge infrastructure, this time around it is back to basics. Apparently he tries to run around the edges of the camp - circles of 300 meters would drive me mad. But he is stronger and better than me at that.

Last weekend I went for a weekend away with 3 other army wives and one of the husbands, army officer who has stayed behind (he came back from his deployment fairly recently though). Us, the "army wives" are running a trailwalker race in July (run/walk/crawl of 100 km along the coast of Britain) so this was our first training/bonding weekend. For me it was good, because I ended up doing my long run with other people - so much more fun. Although I have to admit, I couldn't do it very often.

We stayed the Saturday night in B&B and back home on Sunday, after the long run. When I got home I couldn't find my watch anywhere. I took it off that morning to put my Garmin on and thought I'd put it in my rucksack. But couldn't find it anywhere. I LOVE that watch. It is expensive but that was not the point, the insurance would probably pay for it. Far more importantly, it was Shaun's wedding anniversary present 5 years ago. I was completely devastated. I asked all the ladies but they haven't seen it anywhere. We searched the car but nothing. On Monday morning I decided to phone the B&B to check whether they had it, although I was fairly certain that it just fell out my bag somewhere. So I called them and BINGO! They have it. I was soooooo happy. I hope to drive down tonight after work to pick it up. I just can't wait to see it back on my wrist. I really ought to be more careful from now on.
I am leaving you with the photo of "Girkha Girls" (the name of the team) post-run.
I look like a giant - must be uphill :(

10 comments:

Beth said...

ADC you are so tall! ;) HAHA!! So glad you found the watch!! That is always so scary when you lose something of importance to you like that. Happy ending though - hope you have a great weekend!

Jennifer Harrison said...

I am so glad you get to talk to Shaun 2x/week. I know that sounds trivial, but I didn't realize it was 2x/week (I thought it would be less?). I LOVE that Shaun is running around the base (right word?) 300 meter circles! HE is going to be back soon and back to marathon training! :)))

Glad you had fun with the girls...and yes you are tall...I knew you were tall, but how tall are you? 5'7"?

xo

SSB said...

So glad you could talk to Shaun.

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

You're not a giant ADC - your friends are just short :). I can't even imagine what it's like to have Shaun gone! I just want you to know that I am thinking about you!!

Now, what's this about a 100km trailwalker race? Can you explain? That sounds absolutely amazing, but I want details! :) xoxo

Heidi Austin said...

glad you talked to shaun :) and so glad you found your garmin. scary stuff-especially when it's a wedding present!!!!

Marit C-L said...

Oh - I'm SO happy that you get to talk to Shaun...I know how wonderful that is. Although trying to coordinate can be tricky... I can totally picture him running around a 300 meter track - at his speed, he'll be covering the distance in under a minute per lap... eeks! Hopefully he switches directions every once in a while :)

I am SO glad that you found the watch. So so so happy about that. Can't wait to talk to you soon! YEA!

OH - and your weekend away sounds awesome! Just fantastic... :)

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Charisa said...

I'm so glad you're getting to talk to Shaun some. I can't imagine running 300m circles, although if it were that or not running, I'd run 100m circles :)

hang in there! so glad you have those girls to do a bit of running with.

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