Moving back to the South six and a half years ago had a lot to do with being closer to this, and my friends and family living near it. About three and a half years ago, my maternal grandmother and a huge force in my life passed away. On this recent trip, I took time to visit the cemetery and put fresh flowers on her grave for the first time since she was laid to rest. I still miss her every day and have picked up the phone countless times to call her only to realize she won't answer. I was fortunate to have three years of living a little closer to her and taking the time to let her know what she meant to me. I have no doubt she knew, and that gives me peace. But I still miss her.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
After an early morning and two flights, I got back to Jackson and made my way to the Warrior Dash, just in time to see Jay and Denise cross the finish line! I was a little sketchy on whether I could do some of the obstacles, but I was successful in all pursuits, and I had a BLAST! Some bruises and a good scrape on my shin are the only war wounds, and those will be mostly healed in a few days.
My new friend Heather. We commiserated through the race, since we were both running solo.
Team Lindsay and I posing and already thinking about the Mexican food we were to consume as a reward.
And speaking of rewards...Excited before the race! Fire was not as high as I thought, and as you can see, I was all smiles once through it, so I was not aflame.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Recently I was invited to give a seminar and meet with faculty at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center. A good friend from UNB, Dr. Chris Blanar, organized the whole thing. I got to dip my toes in the ocean about an hour before my talk. One morning I didn't have meetings, and I drive down to Miami Beach to have a visit with my old neighbors, Rob & Todd. Also, old family friends, Chris and Tammy Kline and their son Robbie, took me to dinner and we walked down memory lane. It was a jam packed trip, but I loved it and really enjoyed catching up with old friends.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
This weekend was the Run Thru WES* aka the Pi Run (it was 3.14 miles) on station. It was a beautiful day,we knew we could do it after we all finished the Run Thru History last month, so we signed up. Me, Denise, Sophie opted out of the third cup of coffee and Saturday morning cartoons for the opportunity to run.
Though I finished and set a PR, I didn't love this race. I think it was being at work, running with people from work, it messed with the mind-clearing goal that running usually gives me. I still enjoyed myself and would do it again, but know for next time.
*WES is the Waterways Experiment Station