Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Well, Hello There!

You may have noticed, I haven't blogged since January. I guess I owe you some posts.

I never considered myself a writer. I am guessing most of you reading this can tell I haven't fully grasped the English language. But here I am, writing again.

I enjoy my blog. I love looking back and reliving some of my memories. I absolutely love reading your comments. That is what makes me want to continue writing and sharing this journey with you. So many of you have said, "Thank you for inspiring me." But honestly, it is you that inspires me.

So, where have I been? No where really. I had one horrible race since my last post. It was a half marathon that ended up being 13.5 miles. And no, it wasn't just me. The race director went in and corrected everyones mileage so that it matched our times. I struggled with that race. It was not pretty and it really threw me off for the next several weeks.
Forcing a smile for Beth who snapped this pic.

My asthma has been kicking my ass. This time of year really gets me. I struggle with getting my breathing under control. I keep on trucking though and todays run was really good. It helped that it was actually chilly today. Crazy New England weather!

BRF#1 ran Boston! Of course I had to be there.  BRF#2,  Professor Badass and I went and cheered at mile ten in Natick.  Wow, so much fun! It was my first time and I loved every minute. I got to high five SBS who was also running, which was a big thrill for me.  But seeing BRF#1 smiling as she ran passed us made my whole year.  Congrats again, my friend.

The Philadelphia Broad Street Run is this Sunday! I love this race and can't wait to get there. Our team has raised over $35,000 and still going. Thank you to everyone who has donated.

Two weeks after that, I have the Narrow River 5K, my nemesis. Remember last year? Honestly, I am not feeling like I am in shape to reach my goal but I am going to give it my all and see what happens.  It's not an easy course and being allergy season, I am not sure why I picked this one to be my goal race each year.  I have been running hills and have some track workouts coming up. Hoping that is enough.

I am also contemplating a third marathon in the fall. Still thinking and will keep you updated. The decision to say yes is not coming as easy as the last two. Is that a sign to hold off? Not sure.

The I Run 4 program is still going strong and I still run for Wyatt. He continues to motivate me and his smile is infectious. I love this program and I am so proud to be his runner.

I am also still a Skirt Sports Ambassador. This is such a wonderful and fun group of women.  Well made products that make me feel good and stay in place. There is a big sale going on now if you need anything.
Mr. RWM, George and Gracie are all doing well. We had a lovely Easter and a nice Spring break. I worked on the fourth grade yearbook for George's class which was a lot of fun. It is hard to believe that he is moving on to the middle school in the fall. He has learned how to play the flute this year and joined the church choir. Two things I thought would be short lived but he is enjoying both.

Gracie joined the school choir and loves it. Hearing her sing brings a huge smile to my face. She is so kind and sweet and just a joy to be around. My baby will be eight in June!

It's so true when people say don't blink, they grow up so fast. It is a good thing to see them mature, make friends, learn and experience life, but man, I do wish I still had a little baby to hold.  They are still little, I know. I have friends with teenagers and kids in college. I do have to remind myself sometimes to slow down and just be together as a family. I think we are making good memories, or at least I hope so.

George in his happy place.

Books and stuffed animals. Gracie's happy place.

I hope you are all doing well. What are you training for and how is it going? I plan to get back to regular blogging, but just in case, follow me on my FB page. I do update that a little more frequently.

Thanks for still being here. I appreciate all of you!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Welcome back!! I love watching Boston! It is always what I need to kick me back into gear!!