Last week was a really tough week, not only for me but I believe for many of my loved family members. The week after getting back to life after a loved ones passing is when it really starts to hit you and the everyday things and rituals seem rather pointless. The good news is that we all made it through and I was determined to push through it so we could all be happy and feel good about everything he would want us to do. I made a trip up to the mountain house on saturday to check on things and get some stuff done. I was alone which was probably a good thing so that I could take everything in and let go of anything I needed to also. Was a great trip with lots of work done at the house and even a great hike/run up and down a mountain peak, waterrock knob. I did miss all my family and loved ones throughout the weekend but I did enjoy this experience even though it was only 24 hours. I came home and then immediately went to do some fundraising at a local grocery store for 3 hours by standing in the heat of the day collecting money donations for several charities the Knights of Columbus provide for. Was a good experience and will gladly do it again in the future.
I did get a run in for National Run day and enjoyed a nice 4 mile run though my development. A nice easy 10 minute pace for most of it with a 9:30pace following up the end. Felt great to be out running again not having to worry about certain things anymore, like a heavy load has been removed. I woke up the next morning though with the worst pain I have ever felt in my left foot. I could not really walk on it all day and took 3 ibuprofrin which helped tremendously. Don't know what is going on but I still feel some pain with every step I take today. It is on the bottom of my left foot around the back inner sole area.
Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest.