So the funeral went better than expected. Mainly because Allison's grandfather handled the passing of his wife better than most had anticipated. That really gave the family more peace and made the grieving process easier for most.
Of course, being in the South, no event (good, bad, large, or small) is complete without several HUGE meals in which everyone consumes massive quantities of food containing so much salt, butter, and animal parts/fat that one wonders why it's called "comfort food." Sure it's yummy at first, but afterwards when it's settling and trying to digest, it isn't so comforatble. THEN once it's part of you, it's DEFINITELY NOT comfortable. Taking a week off of training to defile myself is NOT what I needed for the "getting in race shape" schedule!