Monday, April 28, 2014

Cheshire Half Marathon

Another half in the wasn't what I wanted it to be...I lost it at mile 10...hills and was not fun!  But I did it and remembered to be proud of it...I have trained all winter long...that something most would do here in New England, it was a freezing cold winter! 

Firefly Girls ready to was cold...but that a good thing, right!
Cheers!!  We did it!!
Ice, Ice Baby!!!
Race Reward!!  Peach and Pineapple Sweet Frog...yum!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


26 days till the Cheshire Half Marathon  long runs have been good and weekday runs not so great.  I have to figure this it time for a new route, maybe...also time to switch back to running in the morning during the week.  Running after work, after getting the kids where they need to be and throwing together mind isn't there for the run. 

26 make they changes...time to make it happen!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

to begin again...

writing has never been my sister she can not so much.  But I have been having this feeling that I need to get back to this space that I started so long ago.  It won't be what it started out as...but a place to write and document my running journey.

I am coming up on a year anniversary of the event that kicked me in the butt and changed me for the good.  Last May (2013) I did a Ragnar Relay...I was running but not enough, I wallowed in self pity, had excuses of why not to run.  Ragnar Cape Cod was an amazing experience...I was not amazing, I was the weak link, I was the one everyone waited for...I was slow, I was an easy "kill" to other teams running...I was a disappointment to myself.

I came back from Ragnar...ready to change, ready to take my life back...ready to find the new me!  So I found a half marathon in September...I made a training schedule...I followed it to a T...I ran by myself never missing a day. 

I lost weight, I felt better, I felt like ME!!!  I ran the Suftown Half Marathon with friends...I was proud of me...I wasn't the fastest out there...but that meant there will be room for improvement.

And there has been...

Saturday, March 5, 2011


i have been sick since we got home from Ireland....and I am tired of it!!  I want to feel better, clean my house, I want to go to work!!!  I have watched everything that Bravo has to offer...I am over it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


My daughter has been doing Irish step dance since she was three...skipping around the dance on her face.  As time went on, her love of dance grew and night a week at dance turned in to two nights a week.  Decisions needed to be made, by her.  Dance or Soccer...Dance or Brownies....always the choice was dance.  One hour classes turned into two hour classes.  Competitions called a Feis were entered...some days were great and medals hung around her neck.  Some days nothing...but a desire to do better grew.  Looking up and listening  to the older girls who danced every day...stories of traveling to Ireland to compete.  Picking her up after those classes you could see the stars in her eyes...dreams of a goal to be like the older girls.  More classes, more hours, Feis's every weekend....dancing around the house, in the line at school...feet that never stopped!

She is 12 now and her hard work has paid off...on Friday we leave for Ireland for her to compete in All Irelands.  She has been dancing 6 days week for 2 get ready.  Never complaining...keeping up with her school work (all A's)...doing her chores...Making her dream come true!!  I am so proud of her and feel so blessed that we can help ($$) make this dream come true for her!  I can't wait to see her on that matter what the judges place her...She is number 1 in my eyes...always and forever!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

i have stopped watching the weather forecast...

because it is the same...snow, snow, ice, snow, ice, snow ice.  So far the kids have had 6 snow days in January and 1 so far in February. 

 Picture taken January now can not see the table or chairs!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

twilight zone

Since the 12 of January the kids have gone to school 1 1/2 days....the culprit....SNOW!! There have been days that I feel like I am living in a twilight zone...what day is it...what is the sleeping till 10 a.m. sure no problem.