This week. Good god.
Coming back from a vacation is always a bit of a letdown; transitioning from seeing the world and having amazing experiences back to real life can straight-up just be lame sometimes.
But this week has been an absolute and total rollercoaster of emotions.
Just before boarding my flight back on Monday, I learned my friend Emily’s mom was in hospice. My mom was scheduled to bring Bailey back on Tuesday night, and I had her over for dinner and sat on the couch and just sobbed to her and implored her to take care of herself so she could live forever. I also took my last CrossFit Elements class on Tuesday! All ready for the big-kid workouts now.
Wednesday morning, I found out Emily’s mom had lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. My heart ached for my friend and her pain, and I couldn’t stop thinking about my own parents’ mortality. This is the second friend of mine who’s lost a parent in the past year, and I don’t want to imagine a world without my parents.
Thursday, I got to take a preview class at the new SLT in Flatiron with my girl Liz.
And then I found out another friend was having a crisis, so I spent much of Thursday worried about her and then getting together with her at night to make sure she was okay.
Friday, I went to the Runner’s World NYC Marathon party. Although I still have some pretty severe marathon FOMO, it was nice to not be running it and be able to have as much wine as I wanted. I hung out with Mary and a bunch of other New Balance people and had an absurd amount of fun.
This morning, I had a (much much overdue) appointment for a haircut, and I accidentally got bangs. I asked for sideswept ones…and got this. I like it, but I think I’ll be sick of it in a few weeks/months.
And then I went to Emily’s mom’s funeral today.
This week has been a freaking emotional rollercoaster, and I can’t wait to go to bed now and go watch the marathon tomorrow.