Hi friends! Happy Monday. Ha, I just wrote that and then had to check that it is really Monday! Lol I have been on a work break for close to 2 weeks so all my days have kind of run together!
For those of you who didn’t see, my grandmother passed away suddenly 1 month ago. So since then things have been a little out of whack. We ended up traveling to Minnesota to be with my family for her service and work on her estate. Although the circumstances were crummy, it was really wonderful to see so many family members and spend quality time with them.
It was really fun to get to do a little exploring and spend time with some friends, double date with my sister and her husband, enjoy some yummy food and see a play with one of my uncles and cousins.
I love the beautiful sights and views of my city of birth!
We had a lovely time with family and friends in Minnesota. We were home for a few days and I was able to spend time with some of my favorites here. Then it was off to my next trip.
Next up was a quick 5 day trip to PA. I was able to spend quality time with my sister and her family. It was fun playing games with my nieces and nephews, go swimming, celebrating birthdays, work on my t-shirt quilt (YAY), running hills, leading my family through a workout and see wonderful friends!
A few weeks ago we also had a really fun day in the studio finishing up the background vocals for the Hubs upcoming album!
Life has been pretty out of the normal routine, but that is what summer is all about right? Tomorrow I am sort of back to reality, and then next week is BlogFest at Idea World (let me know if you will be there too)! I will also be participating in Les Mills Live and I am SO excited about that! I will be doing more updates on Instagram, mostly stories, so come join the fun!
I didn’t really do a goal post for this month, but in the back of my head, my goals are to enjoy time with family and friends, stay active, get some sleep and take care of my mental health as I mourn the loss of my beloved gram.
One of the ways that helps me to process and work through loss is staying active. A few runs have helped me clear my head and running in the rain allowed me to cry. Working out with my friends and getting together after is good for my soul. Teaching my classes has given me something to look forward to and also a good distraction when needed. Taking a long walk with the Hubs and just talking through things has begun the healing process. I know it is not the same for everyone, but I am oh so grateful that I have such a strong fitness community around me as I walk this path.
May you be filled with joy and health!