Only one run in this week.
Last wednesday I got my 5 k run in and it went fairly well. I ran much better than my last run.
I haven’t been able to get another run in this week as I spent several days with my sister as she moved out of her family home, the only home her kids have known for the last 13 years. She and her husband have separated and she, her four kids and two bunnies have moved into a lovely townhouse just two blocks away. It was a lot of work.
Even though she had garage sales and given things away, there still was a lot of stuff to move and to find places for in a smaller house. Moving day started at 12 noon when she got the keys to her new place and didnt stop until 1am. I could barely move the next day. On saturday, I was back at her place for three days, helping to sort, organize and paint rooms so her kids can feel settled as quickly as is possible. I suppose working from sun up to sun down in 30 degree heat sweating buckets was enough of a workout to make up for not running. We had great intentions of going for a trail hike, but that never worked out. Today I was back again helping to build closet organizers and clean up her yard.
I had hoped to get more running in this week, but I am exhausted. moving is exhausting and so is watching your sister and her children go through a very difficult transition. I honestly don’t know how she’s keeping it all together.
Next week will find us all on vacation together. My family, my sister and her kids, my brother and his family and our mom. We all are looking forward to this so very much, and my sister most of all could use a week of doing nothing. To just sit on the beach with her children and all that love her, to help her rejuvinate before going back home to more unpacking and the chaos of back to school prepations.
My run will just have to wait until I get back.