One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)



Friday, June 22, 2012

Here I Go Again...

I am a very proud momma --- Evelyn received an award the last month of school for her remarked growth and dedication to academics.  She received the award in front of the school during their weekly Wednesday morning Mass.  The following day, each student that received the award (one from each grade) was invited to a pizza lunch with Principal Sherman (quite a treat!).  

Here is a picture from the celebration dinner at enjoyed at Red Robin (her restaurant of choice):

In other big news.... I am back!!  I took a short hiatus from running for a while.  I had gotten to the point where it was no longer easy or fun.  No matter what distance I was running, I wasn't getting comfortable or achieving the runner's high that I had grown accustomed to.  So -- I took a lot of BodyPump and Spinning classes at the gym, did other forms of cardio, and flat-out took a running break.

It worked!!!  I had to break up from running for a while to realize what we really meant to each other  :)  Absence really does make the heart grow fonder!!   I have had a great week or so of running recently... and all training plans are back on  :)

Here is a picture of Sarah and I after our run this past Saturday.  Even though I was battling a lingering cold/sinus infection, it was a fun run around Lake Union (a favorite route of ours).  The best news... I have my therapist back again!! 
If you can tell by my updated tickers and races listed on the sidebar... I have some big races in the future.  I am pretty sure that I have convinced Sarah to run Victoria with me in October.  There are already two other women that I am traveling with --- but I don't train with them --- and I would be so thankful to complete this marathon training with Sarah by my side  :)   Love this girl -- and Lord knows I could use the extra support during the upcoming training runs!

My plans are to blog every week about my running progress, this will keep me on task with my training and I need any and all followers of this blog to hold me accountable.  So.... here I go again... training has OFFICIALLY started!!

3 comments:

Kara said...

I am so glad that you are reuniting with running. As the saying goes....distance makes the heart grow fonder :)

Melissa said...

Hi Michelle!

With your determination, you will definitely cross the finish line of a marathon. I appreciate your perspective on running and working out. You actually helped motivate me by getting back into cross training. I went to both a spin and body pump class this week!

Anyway, have fun with your running. If anything, it's cheap therapy. :)

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