Dec 4, 2012

Life Has Been A Little Overwhelming Lately!

Life has been a little overwhelming lately to say the least. Family matters have kind of put lots of things on the back burner and I have been feeling really tired lately. My grandpa's health has taken a turn for the worst this past week and we have been dealing with one problem after another since Thursday night. He has Parkinson's disease and his mobility is gone and he pretty much has to spend all of his time in bed and he hates it! My grandma is 85 years old and has been trying to provide care to him but now that he is unable to walk or move very much, she can no longer do it. Please say a prayer for my grandpa as I am not sure how much longer he will be here with us. 

Running seemed to be getting back on track this week but with all of the sleepless nights and  helping out my grandpa, I was out of energy by the end of the week and did not get my long run done on Sunday as I thought I would. I ended up hitting the gym at the end of the day and could only get 6.5 miles out. I ended my week with 20.5 miles but family comes first and will always be my priority even though I love running. I was really close to hitting a 100 mile month but a combo of the rain and low energy levels were a bad mix! I can't really complain though because I was pain free this past week!
My tree is still sitting bare in the corner of my living room. My son keeps asking when we are going to decorate the tree but I have to remind him that taking care of grandpa has been tiring and I am out of energy. I am going to try to get the tree decorated this week since my living room is full of boxes of Christmas ornaments and all of the other decorations.

In other news, I had to buy these super cute Marathon Holiday socks from Pro Compression. I could not resist their cuteness and now I really want to run a holiday race but have yet to sign up for one.....

Are you all ready for Christmas? The tree is decorated and the shopping is done?

I plan to get all of that done this weekend if I can!

24 comments:

  1. Those socks are seriously so cute!

    I'm so sorry about your grandpa. Sending up a prayer right now for him and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much for the prayers!

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    1. I think you need a pair too and then you can wear then to do a holiday race!

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  3. Lot's of prayers for your Grandpa and your family. * hugs! *

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    1. Thank you so much for the prayers and hugs. I appreciate the love :)

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  4. My tree is up but no decorating around the house, no gifts are bought and wrapped, and no cooking is done. Life gets in the way sometimes, huh? I hope you can carve out soe quality time for you and your family soon. Sending prayers!

    PS - LOVE the socks!!!!

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    1. Thank you Becky. I have to get the house decorated before the holiday season is over! Life can be so frustrating sometimes but I know that we will get through this.

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  5. Thinking of your family! Sorry about what your grandparents are going through, that sounds really tough.

    Those socks do love beautiful. And PS so excited that you ran without pain, woohoo!!

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    1. Thank you Katherine! Life is pretty tough right now and it's even harder because it is the holiday season. You need those socks!

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  6. I'm sorry about your grandpa. My grandpa has Parkinson's too, age 83, and it hurts to watch him get worse. Prayers for you and your family!!

    I'm happy to hear you have been pain free though. I hope it continues!

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    1. Prayers to your grandpa too :) It is no fun getting old and I am not looking forward to it. Running is getting better and I need it to stay that way.

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  7. Prayers for your Grandpa. It's tough having a sick family member anyway, but during the holiday's it's particularly stressful.
    Glad you ran pain free....and I LOVE the socks! Try not to worry too much about the Christmas tree and such....it will get done!

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    1. Thank you Pamela. I have been so tired and burned out lately. This is definitely going to be a sad Christmas :(

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  8. I'm sure your grandpa does hate being in bed, but I do know it makes it hard on the rest of the family. Get your rest! Keeping you in my thoughts!

    I *love* the festive compression socks!

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    1. My grandpa cannot stand that he is no longer independent! I feel so bad for him but am trying to do the best that I can to keep him comfortable. I got my socks today and they are so cute!

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  9. Those socks are so cute!

    Hugs, thoughts, and prayers for you and your family! I'm sorry to hear your grandfather isn't doing well.

    Keep an eye out for some goodies in the mail this week! My apologies for being so late in mailing them to you.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne for the well wishes. I got my goodies in the mail today. Thank you so much!! New socks, GU and now all I need to do is register for a Christmas race!

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa, I will pray for you and your family!

    I haven't put up my Christmas tree yet either, honestly I have been really busy and just haven't felt like doing it. Sad day!

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    1. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers Missy. It'a a tough situation to be in! I am determined to get my Christmas decorating done this weekend.

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  11. Oh no Sandy...so sorry to read about your grand father...I hope he gets better soon...

    Christmas....
    it is this month right...?!
    the little fake tree is up
    the real one...not yet I wait until next week for the real tree...last couple of years our tree got dry really fast.
    not done with the shopping yet but almost
    trying to use coupons as much as possible!
    come run the holiday half!!!

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    1. Grandpa is in hospice care so I don't think he is going to be around much longer and it is not going to be a fun Christmas. I am thinking of running the holiday half if I have energy to do it. I haven't been sleeping much....

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  12. Sending prayers your way! Enjoy the time you guys have together.
    *God bless & Hugs*

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    1. Thank You Lisa for keeping us in your prayers. It's a tough time for my family.

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