Two Goodbyes: 1/23 – 29 WRD

Last Sunday it was goodbye to my high school friend’s mother. This week it was goodbye to Mr. Judy’s uncle. Although relatively young (early 80s) and relatively healthy, he’d been in the hospital with pancreatitis almost a month. They were actually talking about him going home — and then in a few days he was gone. Obviously I’ll probably be a bit late with commenting.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner juggling a little running with traveling . . . again.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (25 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Shoveling (30 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 1ish mile TM, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), 1ish mile TM, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), untracked walking, Pilates (20 min)
  • Sunday: Family Day

Running Mileage: 2ish (-1

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Running Update

Wednesday intention: take it easy
I had planned to run Tuesday, but I was feeling kind of crappy. Felt better today, but was happy that it was all in all a pretty easy run — basically just some strides with a lot of walking. Still on the treadmill — I just can’t bring myself to layer up and chance slipping on messy roads for one mile.

Friday intention: keep going easy
The fourth Peloton You Can Run workout. Interesting that week two was all about strides. Smart, I think! So a bit different from C25K although this program also aims to run get you running 30 minutes straight by the end. Lots of walking with easy run/walk intervals + strides.

January is a bad month for losses. My Dad, Gizmo & Simba, Chester, Mr. Judy’s Dad & Uncle . . . and many more.

Favorites of the week
With another funeral to attend, it was another week of juggling and getting my ducks in a row. The upside is seeing Mr. Judy’s cousins, although of course we wish it were for a happier occasion.

Holding onto sunshine wherever I find it

Holding onto sunshine wherever I find it

ICYMI: Release tension — muscular and maybe emotional — and get ready for a great night’s sleep here. All you need is your bed and some pillows!

Coming up on Friday: Runfessions may have been on the light side, but I do have things to catch you up with over a hot beverage.

38 thoughts on “Two Goodbyes: 1/23 – 29 WRD

  1. I’m so sorry about your losses. I think January is a tough month for a lot of people. I wonder if there are more deaths in January than in other months. Even though funerals are sad occasions, I do like reminiscing about the past with attendees. Sometimes it is the only time I get to see certain family members!

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  2. Sorry about your losses. A long life is a great thing.

    I just read last week that my best friend from 9th grade had a headache went to bed and never woke up. Aneurysm. At least we kept in touch on FB. Life can be shorter than you think.

    It changed me my thinking I think I’ll run that marathon while I can. Who knows how long your life will last.

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  3. Sorry to read about your losses this week. January is a tough month for lots of people. I didn’t mention it in my posts but my sister’s 5 year was a few weeks ago. It gets easier but still heartbreaking at the same time. The people that we miss so much are the ones that we also loved so much. Hugs to you this week

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    1. I actually do think about the loss of your sister, although I admit I didn’t remember what month it occurred in. I am lucky to still have my siblings, & it’s actually something I don’t take for granted. By my age my mother’s brothers (my uncles) had been gone for several years. One of those losses was so sudden, although almost 50 years ago now. Hugs, Deborah. Of course it never gets easy, but time helps.


  4. I’m sorry, Judy! January can be such a gloomy month to start with, and then two funerals are hard. I’m glad you’re doing the run program- i’m sure that boosts your mood. And your photos are beautiful, as always! Looking forward to catching up over coffee on Friday : )

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    1. My parents were married 72 years. 🙂 Yes, my mom was literally a teenager when they got married. They were HS sweethearts, though, & had known each other for years. Crazy to think about that, isn’t it? I’m sorry about your loss, too.


  5. I’m so sorry for the string of losses Judy. January is a tough month in my family in that regard as well. Soak up that sunshine when you can get it. We continue to be super grey here.

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  6. I’m so sorry to hear about all your losses, Judy. Funerals are good opportunities to see family you don’t see a lot otherwise, although as you say we’d wish it could be under happier circumstances. But at my grandpa’s funeral (and my father died too young some year before that), I met my grandma’s sister and her daughter, who basically were my dad’s mother and sister because he grew up in their home as a foster child. Meeting them and getting to know them has been such a blessing, I didn’t know them before this funeral.

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    1. Aww, what a heartwarming story about meeting your Dad’s mother & sister. I’m sorry you lost your Dad so young.

      We hadn’t seen this part of the family (other than Zoom) in quite a few years due to the Pandemic. But we did see my husband’s uncle last spring and one of his cousins & his family, and we’d stayed with one of the other cousins on our trip the end of last October. So I’m so glad that all happened before his Uncle passed.


    1. Thanks Kim! Yes, I’m definitely hopeful for some breathing room in February. All of the stuff in the last couple of months was unexpected but that’s life. I did miss my brother who was in visiting my mom while I was in Jersey, but he’ll be back in March for my mom’s birthday.


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