6 plus miles

in honor of my Mom and her love for her Dad. Even wearing the bling bling earrings she gave me. Just know that you are loved and that this too shall pass. I love you!

Tonights workout was a run to the track. Even Charlotte got a quick run in.

Tonights workout was a run to the track. Even Charlotte got a quick run in.

My runs lately

have been difficult, to say the least. Todays run was no different. I feel slow. Correction. I am slow. I could probably walk faster (seriously not being dramatic). My left leg is bothering me and doesn’t ease up even after the first mile. And speaking of the first mile, it seems forever long. Thankfully I have Tim, who kept running back to give me smiles and high fives (and probably to check out my backside). Whatever the reason, I was glad to have him as my running partner. But I will not give up. I will not give in to the negative thoughts. I will keep pushing. Because at some point, I will enjoy this again.

For life

I am back to training after too long of a break and more jiggliness than I like has appeared. So, it was time to get to it and run. I have to admit, the thought of training for this half was and has been heavy on my mind. I would much rather be training for a 5k or even a 10k. But I am not. I know I can do the distance. It is just much more of a training commitment. The first mile was rough. I felt like I was running snail slow. And my legs felt like lead. But then we stopped at the park so Charlotte could play. The mile and a half home felt good. And that was when I had this thought. I can do this. I have done this. And I will do this. Because I am a runner. For life.

So

I ran today. And I plan on running tomorrow. And the day after that too.

First run with my brother

Way to go Rob. So very proud of you. Before you know it, you will be encouraging me to keep up. :)

This was our pitstop during my run this morning. I cannot tell you how fun it is to watch her explore with such confidence. I am loving having two weeks off. We have both been sleeping in, which is awesome. This Mom LOVES her sleep. And I have had more time to just play with and enjoy Charlotte. 

This was us a year ago today. It is hard to believe that this little girl has grown and developed so much in just a years time. It amazes me how much she has helped me grow as well. Today we will be going to pick up my race packet at the expo. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be running this race. Charlotte has made me so much stronger and it is because of having her that I feel the way I do. She has helped me to push myself in a way I never knew to be possible. And so today I share this excited with her, my little inspiration.

This was us a year ago today. It is hard to believe that this little girl has grown and developed so much in just a years time. It amazes me how much she has helped me grow as well. Today we will be going to pick up my race packet at the expo. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be running this race. Charlotte has made me so much stronger and it is because of having her that I feel the way I do. She has helped me to push myself in a way I never knew to be possible. And so today I share this excited with her, my little inspiration.

SLUGGGGGGGish

This was me this morning and this afternoon when it was time to run. I was just not into it and did not want to step one foot out the door to run in the chilly wind. But I did. And boy was I not into it. It is no fun running when your body and mind are just not feeling it. But I kept going. And I pushed myself. On a very positive note: I finished even though all I wanted to do was stop. I didn’t listen to the negative thoughts that kept popping into my head. Instead I let them slip away, told myself “You are strong” and gave it everything I had. I am so thankful for the ability to run especially on days like today.