Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Run started out with a rainbow ....

Then it just rained!!!  But still a good run. Had to squeeze in one last long run before the Christmas break begins!!  Merry Christmas everyone!  Enjoy family, friends and all the goodies. Just not too many goodies! ;)


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Me and my son

He gave me a good luck kiss right before the run :-) love this little Guy! We are planning on doing a fun run in February . He says,"but momma I can only run for only a minute..what if all the other kids pass me?" I said," I'm not gonna pass you...we are going to finish together." He struggles in p.e. class a bit. Not that he's not active and healthy...just the running part and he needs lots of water.  Apperantly he's not allowed to drink water while running in p.e. class? Not sure about that situation yet.  I'm hoping I can help boost up his confidence. We are a team this little guy and I.
So today we hit the bike path. Him on his bike and me sprinting after him LOL. He rode 3 miles which made him feel great!  Then we hit the playground for some monkey bar pull ups and tag. Had a blast today.
Then I must admit we ended it with a movie and candy.. well earned candy right?!  He did eat all his veggies for dinner! :)
I think the most important thing is spending QUALITY time together. That means the world to him. And to me.
Sorry this blog is a little all over the place but its been a while since I've written. And I'm trying to still figure out my new device. Which may take me all next year haha
Hope everyone is well!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Test blog!

Hey hey everybody!  Well it's official, my little notebook computer has died. So with my new smart phone I was able to download a blogger app....so I'm trying this thing out.  Just a quick update:  first 5k on December 3rd I pulled out a good time 27.07
Lemme try to post a pic...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

dead computer ugh!

Well, my computer has died.  I am using my sister's for now... so my updates may be sporatic and spaced.  And this keeps freezing up on me.. so may not even be able to post much! 
grr

Friday, December 2, 2011

icky stomach bug 36 hours before race...ugh

So my first race is tomorrow, bright and early at 9 am...last night I had an AWFUL stomach bug or something, throwing up all night, shaky, cold chills, the works.  Talk about less than stellar timing! ICKY.  I'm feeling tired and worn out right now.  Drinking lots of water, now that I can keep it down, and resting.  I plan on running tomorrow but I am bummed that my time won't be too great.  Wondering how I will be able to do tomorrow...anyone else experience a situation like this??

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Both Grateful and Sad.

The holidays can be a bit challenging for the single mother. 
I'm grateful for a full-time job.  I'm sad that sometimes it isn't always enough to provide the fun extras in life.
I'm grateful for a happy, healthy little boy.  I'm sad that I work so much and miss him...and feel like I fail him as a mother...(doc says his bmi is too high...how does that happen?? He's active!...doc says he's too hyper too... Feel like I'm missing something as a mommy here..) 
I'm grateful for a relationship with the Lord and that He sees me through every day and every challenge.  I'm sad that I don't have that human hand to hold when life throws me into little messes, or to share the happy moments.
I'm grateful for family and friends to lean on and love.  I'm sad that half of them are across the US.
I'm grateful for a healthy and strong body and mind; for legs that can run.  I'm sad that I don't get the opportunity to run more often.
I'm grateful for lots of things in life.  I know we are blessed beyond measure.  We have more than many in this world.  I wouldn't be human however, if I never admitted to sadness or failure... sometimes in America when I see others enjoying worry-free shopping and having fun I feel left out.  Now I know life isn't about material things and such...so why does it bother me?  Because I can't give much.. I'd like to be able to give more each Christmas.

Today's run was good for my soul.  I had a lot on my mind.  What would I do with out this amazing stress relief?  I thank God every day for strong legs, a strong heart (in more ways than one) and a strong spirit.
My first 5k is approaching soon.. only two days left.  And here I am blogging about sadness... This is no good.  I need to get off my butt and be grateful for all we are blessed with. 
This race for me isn't just about time, speed and awards... It's a personal journey I decided to take.  Running is good for the soul.

Okay, now for some practical words...do you run the day before a race or not?  I was planning on yoga and pilates tomorrow and maybe one mile??  Any advice?