Another half in the books...it wasn't what I wanted it to be...I lost it at mile 10...hills and headwinds...it 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 run...it was cold...but sunny...so that a good thing, right!
Cheers!! We did it!!
Ice, Ice Baby!!!
Race Reward!! Peach and Pineapple Sweet Frog...yum!
26 days till the Cheshire Half Marathon long runs have been good and strong...my weekday runs not so great. I have to figure this out...is 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 dinner...my mind isn't there for the run.
26 days...to make they changes...time to make it happen!
writing has never been my thing...my sister she can write...me 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 came...it 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.
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!
My daughter has been doing Irish step dance since she was three...skipping around the dance floor...smile on her face. As time went on, her love of dance grew and grew...one 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 hours..to 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 stage...no matter what the judges place her...She is number 1 in my eyes...always and forever!!
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 date....kids sleeping till 10 a.m. sure no problem.