Monday, January 6, 2014

Training Truths: Saying Goodbye

Last week was about saying goodbye.

We closed another year while ringing in the new one.

We bid adieu to our old goals as we made plans for 2014.

Sadly, I also said farewell to my beloved ninety year old grandfather.

Monday - back to Booty Barre. I don't know how she does it, but Becki makes 2 pound hand weights feel like a ton. On top of that, my arms. abs, and legs become a shaky hot mess! It's awesome and I can't wait to go back on my next break.

Tuesday - mrC joined me for a cold, but sunny run to the beach and back for a nice little New Year's Eve 5K. I was feeling festive in my new eggplant Nike running top and sparkly winter hat.

Wednesday - After finding out late Tuesday that my Gpa had passed, mrC and I decided to still do the First Run 5K on New Year's Day. Honestly it felt wrong to be hanging out at a race, but it did feel good to run.

Thursday - We drove to Cincinnati for the funeral. No running this weekend, but I did take a walk at every stop and stretched my legs whenever and however I could.

In the car using the dash as a prop:

In the hotel room using my yoga for runners app:

After the 1900 mile round trip, I am looking forward to a good run. I know that it will feel good on my legs and on my grief.

**I have also extended my REPREVE beanie giveaway for another week as I get caught up. You can still enter here.**


  1. Very sorry to hear about your grandfather! And sitting in cars for long stretches just kills my body. I am sure you are happy to be out!


  3. I'm so sorry Amy about your grandfather! I'm sure it was hard to be so far away.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather! HUGS to you and the whole family.

  5. So sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmother in 2012....2 months later, I ran 11 miles "with her" on her birthday. You can read about it here if you'd like:

    I love, love, love yoga! It feels so good to stretch out.

  6. My love, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family <3

  7. So sorry for your loss! Hope the rest of the year is better!

  8. My condolences to you and your family.

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. :-( My thoughts are with you and your family.

  10. Amy - sorry about your Gpa but he would have wanted you to continue with the New Years run as he would know it is something you are dedicated to. It looks like you had dedicated that run to him for sure - cheers from cold & snowy Nova Scotia.

  11. My heartfelt condolence to your family.

  12. I really hope I make it to 90 plus! I also hope that when I pass, no one who loves me will miss out on a run, a game or a good lunch out. I have a feeling he took on some of those Ks with you.


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