Monday, December 29, 2014

Current Events for 2015

Yesterday was a big day for us.  Jeff signed up for his first half marathon.  We will both be doing the Cap City Half.  It is here in Columbus. I am so excited.  

Prior to that we are doing the NHL All-Star 5k.  It is January 24th. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

The weekend

So, I have never been so excited to put a weekend behind me.  I started the process at 8pm.  I woke up at 1am with awful cramping and that is when the process really started.  I fell back to sleep about 3am.  and work up at 5.  Ugh.  It continued. When I got up at 7:30, I felt fine but tired.  I tried to do somethings around the house.  When Lill napped, so did I.  I got up to have Jeff go pick up dinner and then I went to bed at 630p.  I woke up Sunday and felt much better.  Not 100% but definitely better.  I went out and finished Christmas shopping but came home very tired.  I am hoping to get to bed pretty early today.

Physically, it is over, now to heal emotionally.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What's Been Happening

Who knew that the day after the last post that I would take a pregnancy test that would rock our world for the next 5 weeks?

On Wednesday, November 12, I randomly took a pregnancy test before going to the Y.  The test was positive.  After looking at it several times, I woke Jeff up to come look!  This was not something that was planned, but now as a possibility, it was very exciting.

I went online and determined a due date of July 22.  Very Exciting.

I called my doctor immediately to get a prescription of Progesterone.  The doctor didn't want to do bloodwork or see me until Dec 18th.

The next week was great.  The following Thursday(Nov 20), I had some spotting.  I called the office and they now wanted to do labwork and I asked about the Rhogam injection.  I went in for the labwork that afternoon.  I spoke to the nurse at length.  The doctor still didn't want to see me.  We would repeat the labwork the following Monday. 

Monday afternoon I went in to repeat the labwork.  Was told to expect a call in the morning but if I didn't hear anything by 2, to please call in.  So, Tuesday am, I was expecting a call. I finally called in at 2:30 and had to leave a message.  The nurse called me back and said there was an issue at the lab and that the results were not back because the office forgot to pull a new requisition.  I was very upset by this and concerned because we were headed into the holiday weekend and was having flashbacks to my first miscarriage.  I was told that I would get a call first thing in the morning.

So, at 8:31 I began waiting for this call.  at 9:30, I was impatient.  I called and left a message.  At 11:30, I left another message.  I finally got a call back and was told that the results were sitting on the doctor's desk and we were waiting for the next steps.  Once again, I explained that this was not told to me and that the nurse had told me I would get a call first thing in the am.  I finally got a call back from the nurse, who said that the doctor was getting ready to close for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The dr advised me to go to ER to have an ultrasound.  The nurse told me she didn't have time to see me due to shortened hours.  I said so instead of an office visit I would pay an ER visit for my insurance.  She said the doctor was concerned about an ectopic pregnancy.  I should call the office on Monday with an update.

So, the night before Thanksgiving, I went to ER to have a routine ultrasound done.The ER was unhappy with the doctor's orders to routine ultrasound at ER.  The ER was very kind the doctor told me that the sac was empty, which could be because I was early (6 weeks) or that I was going to miscarry.  So I went home with a heavy heart for Jeff, Lillie and me.  I was also very sad that I had to hear this information from a doctor I didn't know rather than a doctor that I have experience and a history with. 

Thanksgiving I began cramping with more bleeding.  We chose to stay home rather than celebrate with family.

Friday after Thanksgiving, I called a new doctor, I was to get blood work done on Saturday am, then repeat it 48 hours later.  Then the new doctor would see me on Wednesday with an ultrasound.  I had the ultrasound and with my untrained eye, I could see an empty sac (7 weeks).  The ultrasound tech confirmed this.I went in to speak to the dr.  She said that we had a 50/50 shot at a viable pregnancy.  She said that because the 2 ultrasounds were done by different technologists with 2 different machines and that my hcg numbers were increasing appropriately.  So we scheduled for 2 weeks to see if anything changed.

The dr went over my options if in fact I do have a blighted ovum.
  • Allow my body to miscarry on its own.  Could take an additional 10 weeks.
  • Force a miscarriage at home with a prescription.
  • Surgical procedure to remove the sac.
So I went home to discuss and pray.
Forward to yesterday, I went in for the ultrasound and it was indeed an empty sac (blighted ovum), we have chosen to use the medication Friday evening unless my takes care of this itself prior.  I am thinking I will take the medicine about 4:30.  The dr said the cramps would start 4-8 hours later, which would be about time for Lillie to go to bed.  We didn't make any definite plans for the weekend, so I am hoping I can rest on Saturday.  I just want this over. with. NOW.

hopefully we can put this behind us and look forward to Christmas with our little girl and the New Year.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What's up?

So let's see, once again, I haven't posted in a little bit.  Life is busy y'all.

I have hardly run...but still am okay with it...gotta get a couple races lined up.
I have started (well two days in) a strength training program.  My arse is telling me I did too many lunges yesterday!  I am following a plan from  It is 12 weeks. 

I started to work full-time.  Today is day 2 of that far so good.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Columbus Half Marathon - 10/19/2014

I signed up for this race back in May.  I have wanted to do Columbus for quite awhile.  I have been training with two girls who were running the full.  This was the first race, that I really didn't have too many jitters regarding training.  I felt I had trained strong and I felt good with very minimal aches and pains.

Friday after work we went down to the Race Expo.  I thought it was well organized.  Lots to offer.  I got a new race/fuel belt.  I was pretty excited as I have never found one I really liked.

Sunday morning I woke up at 4:00.  I went down and took some ibuprofen and made a coffee.  I ate a chobani with oats (my new favorite thing).  I went upstairs and put on my race clothes.  I wore a pink adidas long sleeved shirt, nike shorts, CRX compression socks, Moving Comfort Bra.

I made the decision to wear my new fuel belt/race belt combo.  Normally you aren't supposed to wear/do anything new for race day, but I had bought a new belt  as, I have always hated the one I had.  Plus it wasn't big enough, so I had to wear a spibelt.  They drove me crazy.  Anywho.

Jeff and I left to go pick up running pals - Stephanie and Maritsa.  Then we headed Downtown.  Parking was no problem. We confirmed that Jeff was going to be at about Mile 7.5, then at the finish.

We all walked over to the MIT group.  Steph and Mari are part of MIT.  We use the potties and headed to the rooms.  There was music playing and runners prepping for their races.  If being here didn't get you excited about running you are most definitely not a runner.

Steph left to go stay with her training group.  She was doing the full.

Maritsa stayed behind and we all walked over to the start line together. 

It was a long walk, or so it seemed.  There was the race energy in the air.  We got to the race and I initially lined up with Mari and her group in Corral D.  Then they went to the potty and I stayed back, I figured we wouldn't meet back up so maybe I should go to the Corral C and try to find the pacer for a 4:15 marathon.  I found my assigned corral but never did see a 4:15 marathon.  Hmm.  Oh well. 

The first group went off and then we waited, finally it was our turn.  The gun went off and away we went, well sort of.  It was very crowded.  I was having a hard time running. 

My plan for this race was to finish.  To do my 2:00/:30 the entire race.  To fuel properly at miles 3, 6, 9 and 12 and most importantly to have fun.  I was running odd numbers for Tommy's 40th birthday and even numbers for my cousin Liz.  I wore my grey ribbon for them (Grey is for Brain tumors)

So, I finally was able to do the intervals.  I was running good and feeling good.  There were tons of people.  there was tons of crowd support.  Each mile of the race had a child champion.  They were on site to high five.  Seeing these kids was AMAZING.

This race was very good as far as races go.  The Expo was great, the start line was fin (minus the fact I couldn't find a pacer) The course was good, although there were places that were crowded and it was very hard to pass people.  The finish line.  Well I didn't have any issues...BUT I was disappointed that my medal was in a plastic bag (which the race director sent out a letter to explain why - good move) It seemed that we had to walk quite a bit to get food/ drink/meet family members/get gear check.  I wanted to go get a finishers shirt but the crowd was crazy.  There were people waiting and waiting to claim their bags.  I had REALLY wanted to meet Steph and run her in but the crowds were just too much. We couldn't move and my muscles were beginning to tighten up.  

Mile 1 - 10:50
Mile 2 - 10:56
Mile 3 - 10:42
Mile 4 - 10:45
Mile 5 - 10:25
Mile 6 - 10:29
Mile 7 - 11:03
Mile 8 - 10:25
Mile 9 - 10:24
Mile 10 - 11:04
Mile 11 - 11:03
Mile 12 - 11:14
Mile 13 - 10:39

all in all, I cut 3 minutes off my half time.  I had a great run.  Each time I began to get discouraged, I thought of Liz and Tommy and I got through.  I wish I could have gone faster, but the goal was to finish.  I will do this race again!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Weather Ch-Ch-Changes

Each year, I have the same issue.  Once the weather breaks I don't do well with my running.  I have been in such a groove with running 3 days a week in the wee hours of the am.  Last week, I made it once.  This week I am aiming for twice. 

My half marathon is in 12 days.  So I am sure the taper isn't helping. 

I run so much better in cooler weather, so you would think I would be all over these cooler temps...yeah, no so much.

I still have goals for this half marathon...excited for it...

Friday, September 26, 2014

POST - OSU 4 Miler

So, late last week, I decided to run 12 miles for training on Saturday. Thankfully, when my alarm went off I wasn't feeling it.  I decided to sleep in.  It was lovely.  I went out and ran just over 4 Saturday morning.  Went about the day getting ready for Billy's Birthday dinner.

We went to bed pretty early on Saturday (per usual) We got up about 6:30 and left for the race about 7:45.  We made it down to OSU with plenty of time.  Parking wasn't a problem.

We got to the stadium decided to get in line for restrooms while the line was short.  We walked out the South Stands and looked at the field.  It is pretty cool to be so close.

After awhile we walked over to our corrals.  I decided to line up with the 10 minute group and hoped that I would stay 'just ahead' of the pack.

I met up with Sarah and we waited...our corral started moving..they then blocked us so that we were at the very start of the 3rd start.  Hmm, never been in that situation.  Regroup...Rethink my plan.  I am at the front, I need to run my pace.  Not worry about others.

**when you line up for a race and you are wearing jorts, you probably don't run a 10 minute mile...please do everyone a favor and move back!**

So, Mile 1 because survival.  People pushing, lots of weaving.
Mile 2 became about breathing
Mile 3 - keep it going
Mile 4 - I CAN DO THIS

My splits were
Mile1 - 9:19
Mile 2 - 9:33
Mile 3 - 10:30
Mile 4 - 9:42

My goal was to finish and pass my time from last year.  I surpassed that goal by 20 seconds!  Quite pleased with myself.

**20 seconds may not seem like a ton, but it does feel faster when trying to work on speed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pre - OSU Four Miler

The race is this Sunday morning.  I did it last year and it was FABULOUS!  Well organized, lots of fun, great course.

I would like to push past my time from last year which was {{39:31}}My goal is less than that! lol!

Jeff is running too!  I can't wait to finish on the 50!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Emerald City Half Marathon - August 24 My 14th Half Marathon

So Saturday prior to the race, I didn't do a whole lot.  I clean the kitchen upper cabinets. We drive the race course and I made dinner.

I was certainly freaked out about the humidity.  I began drinking water about 7:30 and continued throughout the day.  I stopped counting when I had reached 125 ounces.  Naturally, I was peeing the entire day.

For dinner, I made Pasta alla Ladd.  A recipe from Pioneer woman.  I used half beef and half turkey.  Delicious.

I went to bed about 8:30-9-ish.  My alarm went off at 4:30 and I hopped out of bed.

I went downstairs and made a cup of coffee, a glass of water and a plain bagel with crunchy almond butter and honey. After eating I put together a cooler for after the race. 

I got dressed.  I wore: bondi band, SVTC Headsweats visor, ROAD ID, underarmour tank, moving comfort MAIA bra, running skirt, Compression sleeves, balega socks and Mizuno Wave Creation Shoes. Naturally, I wore my Garmin, too.  I wore my spibelt and against my better judgement I wore my fuel belt rather than my hand held.  Not a good move, since I hate the fuel belt.

I finished getting ready and drove over to Steph's house.  We made our way to the race.  Parked the car and unloaded.

Made it to the start and hit the potties...yuck.  The went to our corral to begin.

The gun went off and we slowly walked to the start line.  ANNNNNDDDDD then we began.  Starting out was pretty crowded, but I stuck like glue to the pacer for 2:20  I didn't immediately start my intervals...because i had issues with the fuel belt, bottles flying everywhere...accckkkkk.  I stuck 2 in my bra and was able to wear the other two.  FAIL!I felt like I was floating for miles

At mile 4, I had calmed down and started my 2 minute run to 30 sec run...I felt like I was floating for miles4-10...felt great.  I did a half a chocolate waffle at miles 3,6,9 and I should have done one at mile 12...mistake. 

Until mile 12, I was under 11 minute miles.  I should have fueled.  Damn. 

So here are my splits:
Mile 1  10.54
Mile 2  10.47
Mile 3  10.35
Mile 4 10.48
Mile 5 10.28
Mile 6 10.25
Mile 7 10.27
Mile 8 10.18
Mile 9 10.53
Mile 10 10.51
Mile 11 10.51
Mile 12 11.42
Mile 13 12.01
Mile 14 10.13

The entire race, my Garmin was off from the official mile markers.  So I finished the race at 13.30.

All in all, I thought this race was great.  One of my fav's even with the the heat/humidity.  With a race the end of August, what do you expect?  M3Sports does a great job. They are very well organized.  The volunteers were organized and I had a blast.  I can't wait to do it again!

Monday, August 18, 2014


So half marathon #14 is on the horizon.  I am not nervous at this point - however, each of my long runs have sucked, so who knows how this will go!  Goal is to finish and hopefully get a post Lill PR.

SO running this week is a little different since there is another half knocking on my door...
Monday - 5 miles
Tuesday - 5 miles
Wednesday - 7 miles
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - OFF
Saturday - OFF

I am going to try to keep my eating and snacking to a minimum this week. 

Plan A - go 2 hours 10 min
Plan B - go 2 hours 20 min
Plan C - go 2 hours 28 min (finish!)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Well, that was fast!

Has it really been a month since I updated?  WOW!

Still running in the am, I think it is close to a habit now...just not sure about when the cold weather gets here...brrr.  But for now I am enjoying my early am time.

We went to Provincetown and saw the sights and sounds.  Nicholas and Kara's wedding was perfect.  Such a good time.

I was able to get out and run one morning.  I did the 2.5 into town(Pilgrim's Monument) and back.  It was a glorious run. This was actually taken the next day when I climbed to the top carrying Lill!  GO ME!
Yesterday we got back into the swing of things....5 mile run, work, play, dinner, bed...repeat.

Monday, July 14, 2014

And just like that....

Vacation 1 of 2014 is over.  We spent last week in Myrtle Beach.  It was glorious.  Lillie ran all over the place, she splashed in water, played in sand and ate like a champ....Krispy Kreme's for breakfast...(she did eat bananas, blueberries and broccoli, often)  she had 2 milkshakes.  needless to say we are all in detox today. 

We leave for beach trip 2 in 23 days!  Can't wait.  We weren't planning on 2 trips, but my brother is getting off we go.

I did manage to run one day while at the beach.  I did visit a running store and will be back on plan this afternoon.  I need to run...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Things I learned from my 5k a day challenge

While in theory a 5k should be 30 minute of exercise a day...easy.  Well....I believed in rest days prior and now I REALLY believe in them. Your body needs rest in order to push.

Compression sleeves/socks ROCK - I have worn them after running to help aid recovery.  At the beginning of the month I didn't wear them and my legs were feeling sluggish and after wearing them, they feel so much better.

Hydration...hydration...hydration.  Enough said.

Running in the early am is so much easier/ better than running later in the day.

Running everyday, means lots of extra laundry!  (and smelly laundry, too)

Running everyday provided me a stress relief.  I enjoyed it.  That said I am really looking forward to taking tomorrow off and then really getting into training for my half marathon the end of August. 

My last run this am...I just ran for fun, I didn't look at my time.  I ran fast without pushing too much.  I was actually pleased with my time.  I felt like I could have run further...but I didn't! :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Past half way

My challenge for June is to run a 5k everyday.  Thus far, I have completed that task.  Some days, I have run more, not less. 

As of last Saturday, I was at 49.8 miles. 

I cannot wait until July 1st.  I WILL be taking a much needed DOR.

I have been having issues with my right hip.  I swear sometimes I wonder about myself. I realized that my shoes are way over 300 miles.  Going to try my new shoes (that have been sitting in my room for a month or longer) today.  I am hopeful that will help my hip.

My legs feel fine, surprisingly. 

So far I have only bee on the treadmill once.  It was 94 with high humidity.  I didn't think that was smart for me or for Lillie. 

This weekend - Friday 5k
Saturday 8 miles
Sunday 5k

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Challenge

So, even though no one reads this blog and it is merely for my benefit. For the month of June I am going to attempt to run at least a 5k everyday.  Which means at the end of June, I should have run 90 miles.  I am hoping that I will hit 100 miles, but I will be happy with the 90.  I am also hoping that my time will get better and maybe a few pounds will get lost and not find their way back.

Jeff and I are also doing a 30 day Ab challenge.

June 1 - Done
June 2 - Done
June 3 - this afternoon

Monday, April 28, 2014

What's next???

well, since last Monday, I have been thinking more and more about running my 5th marathon.  I really want to do one...I am just trying to figure out some timing.  I would really like to do the Columbus Marathon in mid-October.  It 'should' be cooler and is allegedly flat. 

I know a couple of friends who are training for the full in Columbus, so I could train with them.  I definitely do so much better when training with friends.  (They are training with MIT, so I would have to sign up for that.)

I "need" something to train for in order to keep me off my ass this summer.  (If I don't do the full, I will be doing the half)

My goal for 2014 is to do a 2 hour half.  Which I think I would rather keep with as a goal. 

I think I would rather get my speed up for hopes of a faster marathon in 2015.

Plus, if we are going to get pregnant, I am hoping it will be sooner rather than which case I would be pregnant for the full and I don't want training to mess with pregnancy.  I have been told that I wouldn't have the same issues as with my previous pregnancies.  (Hmm, we'll see)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Xenia Half Marathon - 13 half marathon

I admit, I signed up for this race because well, it was cheap. 

I started training the week of Feb 3.  I did well except one week when I was sick and then the week before the race.  I didn't miss any long runs, and I did 2 - 10 milers.

The week of the race, I really didn't do a whole lot.  I did try to eat a bit cleaner...

The night before the race was the UK Final Four game.  I did doze a little during the game but woke up for the end and I was listening! But after the game I couldn't sleep...WIDE AWAKE...nerves started.  ugh.

Woke up at 5am, made toast with almond butter and honey.  Yummy. Had coffee. 

Got dressed.  I wore my new capris and a long sleeved shirt.  UK bondi band, balega socks, enell bra, mizuno shoes.  Perfect for the weather.

Stephanie picked me up at 6.  Away we went.

We got to Xenia and picket up our race packet and neon orange shirt.  We went to the restroom and then headed back to the car to get our numbers on and get fuel belts ready.  I ended up wearing my fuel belt with 2 bottles and my spibelt with my phone.   I didn't use my music at all.  Stephanie and I talked and she was highly entertaining.

So we got to the start.  a gun went off but the race didn't start...then a few seconds later, the race began.  Odd.

Off we went. 

Mile 1 - 10:51
Mile 2 - 10:46
Mile 3 - 11:19
Mile 4 - 10:48
Mile 5 - 11:06
Mile 6 - 11:40
Mile 7 - 10:47
Mile 8 - 11:07

Mile 9 - 12:02
Mile 10 - 11:56
Mile 11 - 11:29
Mile 12 -12:47
Mile 13  - 11:18
.1 - 1:30

Average pace was 11:22...not bad.  I took over 15 minutes off my time from Run Like a Girl.  So, now it is game on...I gotta get to a 2 hour half.  It might kill me but I am so excited I know I can do it.  I have researched speed workouts and WILL be incorporating that into my workouts.  I am also going to add some cross training and weights.  I believe that will help.

I am excited to to pick fall races...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Half Marathon

I have a half marathon on the schedule for Sunday.  I have done the training.  I have made travel arrangements.  I think I have an outfit picked out...Why do I feel so disorganized and not ready for this?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lillie is 1

How can it already be a year?  Lillie should still be a tiny baby.  She is a big one year old.

Lillie is walking.  She will still crawl a little bit but she prefers to walk EVERYWHERE!
She love fruit, especially blueberries, strawberries and grapes.  She will try anything we give her.
She like to read books, play with puzzles, blocks and little people. 
She loves to laugh and daddy and I love to hear the giggles.
Currently she is NOT a fan of bathtime.  That better change as swim  lessons start in a couple of weeks.
She has 12 teeth all four molars are in.  That teething is not a good time.
She is drinking whole milk.  She gets a sippee cup of milk in the morning and then a bottle before bed.
At the dr the other day she was 25lbs and 5.3 ounces and 30.5 inches long.

She is our little love.  Can't wait to see what she thinks of her birthday party.  I know she likes cake!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

what we've been up to...

So, no joke it is cold.  Lill hasn't left the house in well, over a week (like 10 days)  she is cutting her 12th tooth - a molar.  WHEW!  these last 2 teeth have been crazy painful for her (and me) she has run a very slight temp off and on for a few days.  I feel so bad for her. 

Her sleep is off too, not really at night but naps are a little wonky.  She did wake up at 5am today.  No fun for anyone.  Her 9 am nap is getting pushed back to 9:30 and then the 1-3 nap gets pushed back too.  Which is no good for me when I am trying to work.  UGH.  I'll figure it out.

Running...still running training for a half the beginning of April...running at 5am a couple days a week, then long runs on the weekend.  I'll get it done.  Won't be my 2 hour, but I will get there.

Most fun of all is we are in full birthday party mode...Sesame Street is our theme...Can't wait for the party!!  Fun, fun, fun!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

{Advocare 24DC - Second Challenge}

Jeff and I are doing another 24DC.  I am excited.  We had such great results the first time that we can't wait to see what happens this time. 

Changes to this one.

Well, the first one, I could barely stomach the Fiber drink - Citrus.  I switched to the Peaches and Creme.  Oh my it is SO much better.  I can absolutely get it down.

I am training for a half marathon, so I will be running at least 3 days a week, plus cross training (hopefully, getting it in.)

I am making extra of whatever we have for dinner, so we can have for lunch.  Last time we ate chili almost everyday for lunch...can we say burnout?

So today's schedule

5:00 wake up
5:30 gym - treadmill and rower
6:15 spark and 3 catalyst
7:30 - Fiber Drink and oatmeal and a hard boiled egg
9:30 - almonds
11:00 - spark and 3 catalyst
11:30 - chicken breast, brown rice and broccoli (with Bragg's Aminos)

It is currently just after 12 and I have had 100 oz of water beyond the spark and fiber drink.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Brrrrr....I am SO over the COLD

We are in yet another frozen period.  I am SO over this.  I am not saying I need 70s but I would like maybe 30s or 40s...Lillie and I get bored in the house.  I am so thankful that we don't 'have' to go anywhere, but it would be nice to have the option.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lillie Rose {10 months old}

I can't believe my Lillie is 10 months old today!

Lillie's schedule
7:00-8:00am wakes up - bottle
8:00-9:00 - play
9:00 am - oatmeal with fruit
9:30-10:30/11 - nap
11:00-1:00 play
1:00 bottle
1:30-3:30 nap
3:30-5:00 play
5:30-6 - eat
7:00pm bottle and play
8:00-8:30 bedtime

  • She gets a bath about twice a week.  (She has very dry skin)
  • she has 10 teeth...yep 10, my girl wants to eat real food.  (2 of the teeth are molars.  yep, good times)
  • She sleeps great.
  • She loves to ROAR!
  • She plays with her toys but really likes to shred paper.
  • She is in love with Sammy.  They play so well together.
  • She likes to crawl everywhere...but took her first step on Sunday, Jan 19th. She walked from her learning table to the ottoman.  
  • She gets so excited when Daddy comes home (or even walks in the room!)
  • She is the love of our lives.

Monday, January 13, 2014

{{Back in Gear}

Over the weekend, I discovered a new running group (just starting up) at our local Y.  Most if the people are beginning runners.  It put a light in me.  I met up with a couple of them Saturday afternoon and ran.  It was so refreshing to see running through their eyes.  I remember beginning running and I celebrated EVERY victory.  I loved being able to share my years of running (10 years in July!)  I have high hopes for this group.

Tomorrow am is half marathon training and I can't wait for my 5 am wake up!

Friday, January 10, 2014

{{Keeping it real}}

so let's see, the last time I ran was um, December 28th.  Hmm.  I am going to blame the weather.  Although I fear most was laziness.  Well, next Tuesday am starts half marathon training.  Gotta get my rear in gear.  I am following a new plan for this race - running 5 times a week.  I hope this is the right plan.  It seems realistic and as long as I get my week day runs in at 5:30 (on the dreadmill) I can run the weekend run outside. 

that is the plan 12 weeks..eating healthy, running...getting ready for the beach!

Condo is booked!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Well, Lillie hasn't left the house since Dec 29th.  I only left briefly to go to church.  It is SOO cold.  Jeff worked from home the past two days.  It is strange to have him gone today.  Lillie keeps yelling 'da-da' all over the place.  But all good things must come to an end.

With Jeff at the office, I am able to get back into our normal routine - laundry!