Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rolling With the Punches

I can effectively sum up the last few weeks of my life in Gilmore Girl images.

So, the day before Empire State Half- I got the news that my Grandma was not strong enough for more cancer treatments. Luckily I have incredible friends who are always there for me when need be. Phone calls, texts (even at odd hours), and general support- I'd be lost without them.
My grandma no longer lives around here (Florida) so seeing her is not as simple. Her time is limited, and we are simply waiting for the inevitable. Waiting for good things is hard enough, waiting for bad things...well....
With everything going on, I was diving back into working a ton. Both jobs have been keeping me living the busy-body-life.  Keeping myself distracted is a go-to method for coping though. Which naturally leads to....
Then the last week of October, I found out that a bigger apartment was available. When I left and moved in April, I picked the first available that I could afford that wasn't on the corner of murder row/car theft alley. But as time has gone on, my need for more of a home became increasingly apparent. My very small studio just wasn't cutting it anymore. Which led to a VERY busy last few days of the month with a last minute move. Throw everything in boxes as quick as possible.
This also included: running in circles around the block waiting for RG&E to come turn my power on (3 days late). That was a fun run, pretty sure my neighbors are going to have me committed. 

More work + moving = less time for other things. Grateful for those who helped me out, which usually involved food. Quick lunches, take-out deliveries and even making me soup for the week. Food is important, friends who understand this = damn good friends.
I certainly indulged in some things (wine, chocolate, good beer) over the last few weeks as coping. I've also been doing some random baking- Chocolate stout cupcakes for the win. Luckily I've been ramping up training for Memphis so there is extra calorie burning going on.
 Again, I need to express the gratitude for my friends. Letting me seriously babble and vent constantly with everything going on. Saints I tell you, saints.
Then there was the sucker punch. Spending time getting to know someone and growing much closer only to....woops there goes the rug. Get the news they're moving out of state for a new job offer. When it was finally 'see you later' (NOT 'goodbye') time- it looked a hell of a lot like the season 6 finale.

So while things have certainly been harder lately- I've got kick ass family and friends. I'm grateful for the time I get with them, and won't take that for granted. In the midst of it all I have been doing my best to stay on track with life and training- Something I haven't always been good about in the past. Minor alterations here and there, but sticking to the plan for the most part- even if it means early mornings/late nights or running around the block a million times. Old me would have dropped workouts, changed everything and wallowed. I'm certainly kicking like hell to keep my head above water- but at least I'm getting a good workout in the process.

24 days till' wheels up and Memphis bound- pretty sure it's going to be an incredibly therapeutic weekend full of Blues, BBQ, Bourbon and Marathon running. Until then, back to the grind! 


  1. Dang - you do have a lot going on. I'm glad that you have such great friends (and family) to help you through everything. Hopefully the moving part is done. Sorry to hear about your grandma - I know how hard it is to go through that when you are far away.
    Glad that you have been able to keep your training up!!!

  2. I am really sorry to hear about your grandma, Laura. I think it's great that you've been able to keep up with workouts while dealing with her illness, your jobs, and your move. Sometimes I think when tough, bad things happen like your grandma being unable to continue treatments, it's even more important to get a run or workout in because it keeps you sane and it's the one constant in life when you have to roll with the punches. You'll do great in Memphis and make your grandma and family proud there, too *hugs*

  3. So sorry to hear about your grandma. Total bummer. Hugs!

  4. I'm so happy you have been able to figure this out and move. You are going to do amazing at Memphis and make your entire family proud Laura. You have had so much going on and you take it with stride.

  5. Ahhh. I seriously have tried commenting on your lsat 2304849 posts, but for some reason google wont' let me. blah. anyhow, holy crap your life is insane, but you are doing everything right. it will be smooth sailing soon! shoot me an email with your schedule for memphis weekend so we can try to meet up!! katiedotelizabeth0613atgmaildotcom


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