Passover began Monday evening, but it wasn't really a good day for a run. While I am on spring break, I was planning for the Seder all day, and we had our running group the next evening with six miles planned. On top of all that, I've been having some pain in my left hip/buttocks that I'm almost positive is shoe-related. I needed to take Monday off and do my Passover run Tuesday. Luckily, the holiday lasts a full week, so it's hardly cheating.
Seder was special this year. My brother Z moved back from Colorado and was in town just in time to celebrate. S came up from school, my parents drove in, and M and I hosted a family-focused Seder.
Something else made this an especially important year for me. My dad's mom passed away this week, and I was reflecting heavily on the fact that her family line is where our Judaism comes from. It meant so much to have everyone back in town on the heels of receiving that news.
|This was the first year I got to use my Grandma's (mom's mom) Waterford crystal that she gave us for our wedding.
|The family milling about in the background and taking pics...how many cell phones can you count?
|Even Archie got in on the celebration...he really enjoys his matzo.
|We were too quick for my camera! The flourless chocolate cake was half-gone by the time I snapped this pic.
|How can I run this path and not feel totally at peace?
|I layered my socks again...but you can barely tell! Talk about matching!
|She thinks an inter-coastal bridge is small for me! Who am I, Superwoman?!
The sacrifices we make for the sport, eh?