Sunday, December 13, 2009

When I blog I really blog!! So I ran a 5K in October and loved every minute of it! Now I'm addicted to running! I've been running about 20 miles a week since then. And I'm going to run a 10 k in June and a half Marathon next October.
For someone who has NEVER enjoyed running this is a BIG deal. I actually really enjoy it. And a great benefit is I've lost 12 pounds since the beginning of November!! Okay that's the best benefit really. But I'm excited. I've only ran 5 miles at a time so far, so I need to keep working to increase that but I'll get there. Anyone who has any running expertise please feel free to give me some advice.

Now I'm going to be teaching a triathlon class at the YMCA on Fridays. That should be fun. And then we'll do an indoor sprint triathlon in March! Who would have thought?
Here's some pictures after I completed the 5k! I did it in 29 min. My goal was under 30! And these are the girls I ran with!!
I'm reminded almost daily that I'm a horrible blogger! So I thought I'd blog! These are a few things on my mind! Just in case anyone still checks this blog!!

Life is crazy, and wonderful all at the same time! Sometimes I get so frustrated with work or people or whatever and then my son will ask me to play a simple game with him and the frustration vanishes, or my daughter will say something funny in her almost 2 year old way, or my husband will do the dishes. Isn't it great that the people around us can make our life better by simply being in our lives. I love my family. And I get so caught up sometimes in getting every thing done that I think I need to that I don't take the time to spend with those I love the most. My new vow is when Parker asks me to play a game or watch a movie with him, instead of saying after I finish the dishes or maybe after dinner, I'm going to stop what I'm doing and spend the time with the ones I love most. For a mother who really is trying to have everything done and keep everything organized this will be hard but I will try. That's what's on my mind right now!