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Month: July 2011

Running with 4…Literally.

It was day 4 of my husband being in the hospital and had been 5 days since my last run. I NEEDED to run. I just can’t justify having anyone come over to keep the kids so I can run. If I have childcare right now it needs to be so I can be with John at the hospital. So…

Pneumonia. What else can I say?

No, I do not have pneumonia but John does so my life has been temporarily turned upside down.  He is actually currently being hospitalized.  He is my number one priority and everything else in my life has taken a back seat.  I’m not worried about running or anything like that right now.  We just need to get him better so

Thwarted Plans

This morning did not go as I had planned.  A sick husband and baby who woke up at 6am and wouldn’t go back to sleep equaled no early morning run for this runner mom. I do my best to stick to my schedule but LIFE happens and sometimes we just can’t control circumstances. This was one of the those mornings so

My first tempo run…and guess who slept through it all!

Let me begin this post with some awesome news… I am officially a stress fracture rehab runner GRADUATE! On Saturday I ran for over 60 consecutive minutes and completed my 7 week rehab plan.  I am still monitoring my training closely and not getting ahead of myself.  Do I still ever feel pain? Rarely.  I feel a little twinge in

Surviving the HEAT without skipping a beat…

Yes, it’s July and the best place to be is inside in the air conditioning. You have two options: run inside on a treadmill OR outside where it is blazing. What are you going to do? Personally, I usually prefer to run outside. In the summer months I run early and try to stay up on my fluids to avoid

Our very own race…

This past weekend we hosted a family reunion at my house. My family has several runners so I thought it would be fitting to have a 5K. The more I thought about it I really wanted everyone to participate (including my parents and the grandchildren) so that meant shortening the event to a One Mile Fun Run. The good stuff:

Edible Patriotism!

Happy 4th of July!! Looking for something tasty to make on the 4th of July? Try an American Flag Tart! Ingredients:2 pkgs. refrigerated sugar cookie dough8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened2 Tbsp. butter, softened2-3 Tbsp. milk1 cup powdered sugar1 Tbsp. lemon juiceBlueberriesStrawberries Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and then press cookie dough into a rectangular

Sleeping in or running early…

This morning I got a text from a friend who was supposed to meet me to run early. She couldn’t make it because her son was sick. Suddenly I thought about how nice it would be to just go back to bed. It’s VERY easy to justify sleeping in to a mom who:1.) didn’t get to bed early enough to

The Halfway Point

Today is a very special day. It’s July 1st and on this day I became a mother… My baby is 7?!! While I am on the subject of reflecting, I might as well consider that we are exactly halfway through the year. It has been quite an eventful 6 months. I have experienced great joy, as well as some pain.