Saturday, July 31, 2010


So the problem with signing up for marathon #2 is that I've already run one marathon so I know I can do it. With the 1st one I thought I had to do every training run because I was scared if I didn't I wouldn't be able to finish the marathon in 6 hours. Well no need to worry I finished it in 5 hours and 55 minutes and that was with stopping to take pictures at every mile mark, stopping for the potty 4 times (there were 3 of us), stopping to chat with our hubbies at the half way point, etc. I felt great when I finished and didn't ever hit a wall. So this go around I keep thinking ahhh it's no big deal I can do it. SO I've missed several training runs and actually have a bad attitude about training. I've talked with my running partner and she has the same bad attitude so we decided we better get it together and change our attitude. I tried and tried but just didn't want to run and hated when I did, every run felt hard and I wasn't having fun. I have a marathon in October so I need to train and I promised my sister-in-law that I'd run it with her and since it's her first I can't let her down. So last night I decided to pray to my Heavenly Father and ask for his help.
Well guess what?
This morning I woke up at 5am and jumped right out of bed. Even though I went to bed at midnight last night so I didn't get much sleep I was still rested. I got ready and as I left I was excited to run again. I ran the first 3 miles and felt great, next 3 still great. Even towards the finish I was still feeling good, tired but good!
When I got home I realized that my prayer had been answered!
Along the trail I saw a deer, a skunk and so many bugs it was crazy! At one point I was running into a swarm of bugs and the 2 girls I was running with started laughing because they were all over me. When we stopped to get water I had them stuck to my neck and on my ipod. Gross! Ya know what's even worse, when I took a shower today I had bugs down my shirt.
Although I am super thankful today because even with all the bugs I still enjoyed it and it felt great!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Went to the zoo with my 4 year old son today. He's such a cutie patootie! He talks my ear off and I love it!
To have the excitement of a child again would be wonderful, wouldn't it?
I mean, he jumps around excited about everything. When I told him we were going to the zoo he responded with, "yay, I love the zoo!"
On the flip side when he's mad, I know he's mad. That boy can throw a mean fit! He amazes me! :) Still I always know where I stand with him either he loves me and I'm so nice or he hates me and I'm the worst mom but he's not shy about letting me know.
We saw some camels at the zoo today and he said, "mom are them real?" (I love the way he talks, everything is them him or her) I said, "Yes they are." He says, "Wow I never knew that." and then he ran towards them to take a look. We saw two parrots in one cage and he said, "mom are both of them real?" When I told him yes he was so excited to see two "real" parrots. At one point he told me he was thirsty so I sent him over to the little statue of a lion that is a drinking fountain. He started laughing and said, "mom, him's not real. I know that!"
Oh the joy he brings to my life.
I love him and it makes me want to try harder each day to be thankful for the simple things and find joy in my journey!