Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vacation Woes

Vacation bites the big one. No one is having any fun here in Mexico. The beach has too much sand, there is not one stinking cloud in the sky, the drinks are too strong and the ocean breeze keeps turning the pages on my book before I am ready.

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3:51 p.m. I sit here trying not to smell the stink of my armpits (after 9 hours on the beach), drinking a margarita on the rocks, my second drink of the day. I know! I should have had at least 49 drinks by now, but I think I am recovering a bit from the past two days.

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Today I got up at 6 a.m. and staked out our chairs on the beach. I took a long run, this time with shoes. Yesterday I ran naked – no, not as in boobs flailing and children being scared – but naked as in no watch, no shoes. You could not wipe the grin off of my face – I am in Mexico! I am running on the beach barefoot! The world is my oyster… until my feet started to hurt and I realized I have some toughening to do:

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That long, finger-like second toe took it the hardest.

Today I laced up my Brooks and felt no pain. I think in life there are few pleasures as wonderful as running on the beach, shoes or not.

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We fly into Denver late tomorrow night and first thing Friday morning I will be flying out to Sidney, Montana for Sherry’s funeral. I will make I just in time since the service is at 2pm on Friday. My mom is going with me. We will stay for a couple of days so that we have some time to spend with the family out at her parent’s ranch.

I would be lying if I said I am not afraid of the grief that I will walk into. However, it means the world to be to be there, to be with my family and to honor Sherry in the way that is most important to her family. I still cannot quite fathom what has happened to her, and my greatest wish is that her family can find some peace and begin the long healing process after Friday’s service.

I will let you know how it goes.

SUAR

43 comments:

  1. Looking fit there! The weather looks great too, sure wish I was there for some fun and sun.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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  2. So glad you are having a wonderful vacation! Enjoy. I am happy you are able to go to the funeral, I can't imagine the sadness.

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  3. Glad you are having such a great time!

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  4. Looks like a terrible way to spend a vacation! Lol! Blisters ew but I would run on the beach with no shoes too!

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  5. Gosh, that looks like it just sucks TruckNutz! Except for the blisters on your toes...those look amazing ;-)

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation! Wishing you safe travels and finding peace and love among family and friends at Sherry's funeral. (((hugs)))

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  6. What horrible pictures! That place looks like the bad part of Mexico...what were you thinking? Remind me to never take a vacation there! Although I'm sure the Marg's are making things look AMAZING!

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  7. Nuevo Vallarta! I did 8 miles the same morning with no shoes.

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  8. The vacation pics are SWEET!! Will be thinking of you and the family this weekend.

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  9. So glad that you are having a great vacation, but it stinks that you have to come home to a funeral. Praying for you and your family and that you all may have peace as you say your final goodbyes.

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  10. Hey. I love your bikini. Where from? Please don't say anywhere expensive, I am very frugal. That means cheap.

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  11. Bittersweet post. I will pray for you and your family.

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  12. Goodness girl...you are one body of muscle!

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  13. I'm glad you're able to have this time to enjoy with your family. Take care!

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  14. Yes you don't look like you're having fun at all. :P So jealous! Glad you have this get away with your family to give you a break from all you're going through. *hugs*

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  15. Enjoy this time with your little family...I know you are. But, think of it also as emotional deposits...You're going to need a full tank when you go to Sherry's. Thinking of you, my friend.

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  16. I admit, I was having withdrawal from your posts...glad you are enjoying Mexico and big hugs for the weekend ahead.

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  17. Looks great.

    I will keep you, your mom and Sherrys family in my prayers.

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  18. I can see how hard it is trying to endure Mexico - please let me know if you need me to take your place.

    I am so glad that Sherry finally will be put to rest.

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  19. *hugs*

    Glad you are enjoying yourself in Mexico! Weather looks so awesome!!

    I ran on the beach once when we were in Maui last month...I was very happy to be in shoes.

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  20. yeah that does not look like fun at all. especially that part about running on the beach. especiall especially that part about the margaritas.

    im jealous.

    have a wonderful time with your family relaxing and vacationing!!

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  21. Love to idea of a holiday, enjoy it, Yes a couple of years ago we were in Puket and I also ran my toes into the ground!!! but I never looked as good as you on the beach...

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  22. When life rears its ugly head - it always makes you appreciate the small things. Like being able to get blisters on your toes from running on a beach. During the month of August family gets a beach hours on the non trashy part of the Jersey Shore. It is my FAVORITE place to run.

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  23. Ahhh beach, sun..SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Can anyone say Open Water Swim with Jellyfish! :)

    Wow! Beautiful beach!

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  25. Running on the beach is second to none. I'm glad you didn't do it totally naked, just the feet and sans watch. :) I'm sorry it's to 'horrible', and hope you are able to drown your sorrows in more 'ritas today. HA!
    I ran on the beach in Australia when I was there in '01. The beach is great, and what a workout!
    I'm glad you'll be able to make it to Sherry's funeral. I hope this allows you all to find peace and comfort as you celebrate her life.

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  26. Glad to hear you're having fun...have to admit I am in desperate need of one myself. Just found out I have mortons neuroma and been getting shots without much luck of relief....nothing a beach couldnt cure.
    I agree with others I was having withdrawals.from DUST.
    I hope you and your family get closure and peace. Just know you will have lots of people praying for you and your families behalf.

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  27. Glad to hear you're having fun...have to admit I am in desperate need of one myself. Just found out I have mortons neuroma and been getting shots without much luck of relief....nothing a beach couldnt cure.
    I agree with others I was having withdrawals.from DUST.
    I hope you and your family get closure and peace. Just know you will have lots of people praying for you and your families behalf.

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  28. Glad to hear you're having fun...have to admit I am in desperate need of one myself. Just found out I have mortons neuroma and been getting shots without much luck of relief....nothing a beach couldnt cure.
    I agree with others I was having withdrawals.from DUST.
    I hope you and your family get closure and peace. Just know you will have lots of people praying for you and your families behalf.

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  29. Wow, what a terrible vacation. Too bad you invested in that place. Lesson learned! ;) Glad you're having a great time! Enjoy the sunshine and the joy of spending time with your family! Take each day as it comes, and remember to love everyone to the best of your abilities each day. :) Best wishes for you, your family, and Sherry's family!

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  30. you should really be smiling a bit more in you pics...try to have some fun there...

    will be thinking of you, and others on that day...I hope you feel the thoughts coming your way ;)

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  31. Such a hard time you are having, It doesn't look fun at all! gag, puke-jealous over here, and not only about the beautiful scenery, and fun you are having. You look awesomely fit!!!love it!!!

    Good luck at the funeral. It will be good to cry, laugh about good times with Sherry, and say goodbye. Thoughts and prayers still with you and your family.

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  32. How sad, that Mexico has been such a drag and no fun--wanna trade places and spend some time in rainy Seattle instead? No? Worth a try . . . I am glad you will be able to be there for the funeral and the family, though it will no doubt be hard. Peace to you and yours; don't be afraid to feel the grief, but don't stay in it too long.

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  33. Your pictures of Mexico are fabulous! I'm glad you could get away. Funerals of loved ones can be hard...hugs to you and yours.

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  34. Oh my gosh Mexico looks beyond amazing. And running barefoot on the sunny beach? Heavenly. Enjoy the rest of vacation!

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  35. Man that place looks like a sh*thole just like Colorado does.

    Safe travels.

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  36. I'm so jealous. :( Running "naked" on the beach sounds like Heaven!

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  37. Your pics are beautiful...erm with the exception of the blisters...ouch!
    I am glad you will make it to the funeral. I will be thinking of you and your family. Sending you much love from the UK xx

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  38. Love the pictures!! Thanks for the wonderful post. I have to say.. i've been following your blog for about 1 year now and you haven't dissapointed.. YET!

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  39. so nice picture i love this pictuer.....

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