Wednesday, June 27, 2012


No class tonight so I got to spend time with my bundle of personality :)

Running log
Sunday: 5 miles
Monday: 3 miles
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: crazy, busy day - ran out of sunlight so I did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred for some cross training benefits.
Weekly goal: a bit lower this week with classes resuming: 15 miles
So far...8(15)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Best Baby Ever

I love when I get to spend quality time with my sweet little girl. I had to work this morning but was able to just hang out the rest of the afternoon - so much fun!

Busy, Busy, Busy

Things are super hectic right now and I haven't had a spare moment to update. Hopefully, I can write more later...

Running Log
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: 2.5
Friday: rest day
Saturday: 6 miles
Felt: like 20 miles with the heat but it still put me in a super-great mood!
Weekly totals: 21 miles (goal of 20 met)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What is up with the Hair?

The most common question about C... Person looks at me - pauses - looks at my husband - pauses - and looks back at C - "Where'd the red hair come from?"

I get this question more than once a week. The short answer - my husband's beard. He has brown hair but his beard comes in with auburn tones.

The long answer? She is my Scots-Irish Appalachia baby. Both mine and my husband's families come from Appalachian mountain regions.
My grandmother has shared our family tree information with me a few times. I love learning about our family history. We were based around Franklin, NC. My great-grandmother had C's exact hair (and it was gorgeous) - beautiful auburn ringlets. My husband's family (both Mom and Dad's families) came from the West Virginia area. Quite honestly, I am surprised she wasn't born playing a dulcimer - ha... She does play the harmonica while I run (super funny).

Running Log
Miles Today: 5
Felt: Hot yet refreshing :)
Weekly Goal Progress: 12.5/20

Just a Day :)

My sweet baby

Monday, June 18, 2012


This kid is awesome!
She has a way of radiating personality.  In this picture, she was yelling, "Ready...GO!" and jumping from the curb to the road.  Fear is beyond her awareness.  She charges forward towards anything that might be fun.  I hope she never loses that spark :).

Running Log
Miles Today:  3.5
Felt:  Great, went in the morning - not too hot :)
Weekly Miles:  7.5  (20)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

No jogging stroller????

Today I went running without toting (literally) another person for the first time in over two years (totally including pregnancy). Wow!!! So flipping easy. I felt like I was cheating. However, the easiness was not worth the missed companionship :). I totally intend to keep running with my little girl as long as she is willing to tag along. Runs have turned into a peaceful retreat. Run time is an hour a day when I get to disconnect from everyone except C. With my crazy, busy life they are absolutely necessary. I am so grateful for every minute with my energetic, silly, chatterbox of a little girl :)

I previously had ad 2 blogs - a personal and a running. I have decided to just start my running notes on this blog to make things a little more simple :)

Running notes
Miles today: 4.0
Felt: awesome (even if it was like 1000 degrees)
Next week's goal: 20 miles