I am back from my travels to Philadelphia, Sellersville, Bethlehem and Buffalo (yes, Buffalo). My travels over the holiday were filled with an excess of amazing food, meeting (lots) of new people, seeing "old" people, a new church experience, an old church experience, singing, music, sports, a motorcycle ride, running, great new towns, site seeing in old cities, parks, walks, talks, a movie and spiced wine...Yikes. To say it was overwhelming would be an understatement - to say it was just great would be a verbal injustice. I can not put into words what an amazing time I had.
The five days flew by so fast, my head was spinning and still is with all the activity. There was so much to absorb and process. At the end of each day I thought for certain I would collapse with exhaustion but instead my head kept going (and going) and as a result my sleep cycle suffered - so yesterday on my drive back, the fight to remain awake was only successfully achieved by the continuation of my mind running at an unimaginable speed. The past five days spinning and spinning. It was a good five hour period filled with reflective thoughts, defragmentation of my brain and lots of NPR. Only to get home to my crazy, cabin-fever filled animals...time to run. I don't know where I mustered up the energy but Sonia and I went on a great run (Sergei, poor guy, is getting to old for ass-kicking runs :( More time to think as we were gone for an hour - my knee woke me last night from the pain - good times. Then it was off to Buffalo for a hockey game and more family/friend time. I am exhausted mentally and physically. Emotionally I feel incredible - I just wish I could show it - but my body just hurts. Let me sleep and I will be back to my hyper-ridiculous self by New Year's Eve - promise!