Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Last year just before my birthday I decided to make a list of things that I wanted to do before my next birthday. It seemed a bit silly at first but I kept at it. Then, the list started to keep me focused and I realized that these little goals were starting to add up and I was starting to feel accomplished!
Not all of them were big, in fact some were quite ordinary (like cleaning out some closets, riding my bike), others were more adventurous (like zip lining and competing in a variety of running events) and some were just for fun (pedicure, massage, drinking my 1st beer). But one I feel is monumental! I set the goal of running 600 miles. There were times that I felt that was way out of reach but I kept chugging along. I added up my mileage today - i can hardly believe i logged 913.33 miles! There was only one thing I didn't accomplish completely - my church attendance was not what it should have been! Wonder if I get any extra credit for reading the Old Testament?
What I know is that without the list I might have done some of these things this year, but there is a very good chance I would not have had so many great experiences or made so many new friends. I hope I can continue to do some of the things I started like blogging, keeping up with photos, donating blood......
A few photos from my 38th year:
This was taken at the 2010 Jingle Bell Run:
The 2010 Mother's Day 5K:
Monday, November 14, 2011
Then, off to a birthday party. One of my nephews turned 5!
Samantha LOVES Emily.
Finally, it was the Fall Sports Banquet where the girls got their trophies for cheerleading. Sam is very proud of her trophy & plans to take it to school this week for show & tell.
The final award of the evening was "The Cameron Brown Courage Award." I was too far away to get a good picture, but in the top right corners of the certificates you can see Cameron's #2. Cam's coach was unable to present, still too teary to talk about Cam publicly. Made me cry too. Next year, Samantha wants to be part of the presentation.
Mileage: 28.29 + 14.44 = 42.73 for a grand total of 859.43!!!
Samantha is turning 8 tomorrow! Cannot believe how time has flown with her. Will be taking cookies down to her class & then off to Justice for some shopping. Another pool party on Saturday. Will be posting more pictures!
Until next time,
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Items completed: 32/39
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #29, #30, #31, #33, #34, #35, #38, #39
Items in progress: 4/39
#18 (organizing photos), #27 (Turkey Trot - I'm registered!), #28 (not gonna tell!), #36 (this one either....)
Items left to start! 3/39
#12 (bake a pie), #32 (food pantry donations), #37 (clean out hall closet!)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Can hardly believe it myself, but WE DID IT!!!& it was a FABULOUS experience! All of that training really paid off - despite technical difficulties (my iPod fizzled so I had no music!) I felt great during the race. I will so do that again! In fact, I am seriously looking at the Athens Half-Marathon in April 2012.
I saw a shirt at the Expo that really cracked me up - it said something like "Half Marathoner - I don't go all the way!" Would have bought it, but didn't seem appropriate for a middle-aged mom!
"If you know someone who has lost a child, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died --you're not reminding them. They didn't forget they died. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that is a great gift."
~ Elizabeth Edwards
Saturday, October 1, 2011
For the high school homecoming game on 9/23, all of the FH cheerleaders were out there for the 1st quarter - kindergarten through 12th grade. There were a lot of them! Sam was one of the smallest ones, which put her in the front row!
Sami has been working hard on her toe-touches. Only 2 more games left!
There was a bit of school drama earlier this month when the school was fortunate enough to hire a 3rd teacher for the 2nd grade. Unfortunately she was picked for the new class & most of her friends were not. After a couple of weeks she has settled in nicely, won an award for being a good listener & made some new friends. WHEW!
List updates - I only have 2 months left!
Mileage updates: 25.63 + 41.5 (SERIOUSLY!) + 29.03 = 96.16 over the last 3 weeks for a grand total of 732.12!!!
Items completed: 27/39
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #10, #13, #14, #15, #17, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #25, #26, #29, #30, #31, #33, #34, #35, #38, #39
Items in progress: 8/39
#6, #9, #11, #16, #18, #24, #28, #36
Items left to start! 4/39
#12, #27, #32, #37
Until next time!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Mileage this week: 30.1 for a grand total of 635.96! It had been my intention to run at least 10 miles today, but decided to call it quits after 7. It felt like I was running in concrete. No sense in pushing too hard and hurting myself this close to the half-marathon.
Today was the 2nd Annual Sunshine 5K & Kids Dash. I didn't run this year, but rather took photos for my friend who is the organizer. The $$ goes to an organization that buys supplies for orphanages in Russia (& a few other countries). Great cause, beautiful day. Sam & Emily ran it & seemed to have a good time:
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Today, I went to Hocking Peaks Adventures to do their Zipline course with aerial obstacles. It was so much fun! It was hard - some of those obstacles were tough & some were a little scary! At the end, I felt like I had really accomplished something big.
This pic is really blurry, but the only one I have of the zipping.
Afterwards, Sam & Emily put on a bit of a fashion show:
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Sam's 1st day of school - she wasn't feeling great and was in no mood to pose for pictures. This is the best I could get.
This is the 2nd day of school. She was feeling better and more agreeable.
Until next time,
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Just before we left:
Getting ready for her 1st cheer:
School starts on Tuesday, so tomorrow we are off for mani-pedi's and some last minute shopping.
**** Mileage update:
My biggest week yet (had 2 long runs): 30.85 for a grand total of 565.69.
Until next time,