Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I don't often posts about my runs anymore (gee, that might not sound right - let me try that again...).  I might not post about my running very much lately, (yes, that's better) but I promise I'm still at it. 

This morning was my longest run ever so far - 5.36 miles.  Every once in a while I did a 1 minute walk just so I could find my legs again!  Good decision, since by the time I got back, I could have kept going a little bit more.  5.36 miles!  Incredible.  Who would have thought I would ever have said that.  I feel better at 39 than I did when I was 29.  And hopefully in a few months, my butt will look better than it has in 10 years, too.

My goal is to do the Princess 1/2 Marathon at Disney in March.  I'm secretly drooling over the pictures of the one from this past March.  I'd love to do it.  Right now, the only thing stopping me from signing up is cash!  It's $120 just to register for it, not including the hotel, food, and obligatory 1/2 marathon shirts and stuff that you really "have" to buy at the expo.  Since it is the 1/2 marathon weekend, I'd like to make it just that - an entire weekend.  I better start saving up now.

Today is Hannah's last math test!  We also finished up our history yesterday.  Where has the school year gone?!  My children have amazed me, once again, with the amount of things they have learned over the past year.  Kali is working hard on her reading.  Once she finds an attention span (anyone have one to share?!) it will help her.  She can read more than she thinks she can, and I'm certain by next year, she'll have it figured out.  Until then she will remain my little jumping bean who can't sit still for more than 10 minutes.  Darn good thing she's so cute!  Hannah, on the other hand, is at a 5th/6th grade level for reading.  She can read pretty much anything you put in front of her. 

Speaking of school, it's just about 9:00, so I better pour another cup of coffee and round up the girls!


Nessa said...

That is really awesome! I bet before summer ends you will be at 8 miles.

You are an inspiration to me mama! You really are. Ever since you left OPS and stayed home you changed your life for the better by home schooling your kids, you picked up sewing, you changed your diet, moved, and started running. If you think about it, it's quite a change and quite a wonderful change too. I think mostly because you have always spoken the truth from your heart, no matter what anyone says or believes. The fact that you just honor each moment for what it is says it all. Kudos to you. I think I'm going through my change, but it seems slow at the moment. I don't know what direction to take yet. No wonder I look to you for inspiration!


Val in the Rose Garden said...

Wooohooo! I ran today too, and it felt so good! 3.6 miles though. You are my hero. :)