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lots of races this year!!

So it’s Jan 2nd and I’ve already filled up my year with races! wooo!

Here’s the schedule so far:

Feb 8 5k
Mar 8 10mile
Mar 15 7K
June 1 relay 8 or 7 miles depending on which leg I run
July 4 Half
Oct 5 Marathon 
Oct 25 Half

I’m sure I’ll sign up for some 5ks and 10ks.

Going to be a good year for running!!

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new year

Here we are, at the end of a year again. My mom was so right when she would tell me that time moves so much faster the older you get. 2013 was definitely a year of change, self-discovery and growth. My partner of ten years moved out, we made the transition from one house for our kids to two houses and split time with each parent. We tried to make this transition as smooth as possible for our kids with a minimal amount of stress and they seem to have weathered the change well but I guess we’ll see in the years to come. After quitting smoking in December 2012, I started running at the Metrodome in January and by October, I ran my first half marathon. That’s 13.1 miles people. I’m damn proud of myself. Running has taught me so much about myself, but the most important thing I’ve learned from running is that I can do anything I set my mind to. Yes, yes, most of us grow up hearing this idea and being told it by parents, teachers, and mentors but it’s so amazing when you, yourself, actually figure that shit out! I also connected and reconnected with a handful of wonderful ladies who just make my world a much better place. I traveled and had adventures, got tattooed three times, saw some great live music (PRINCE!), ate a lot of great food, camped, drank, had good conversation and few bad conversations. Opened myself up to my emotions, cried a lot, laughed a lot and loved a lot.

To cap this amazing year off, tomorrow is a Major Life Change. I’ll write all about it tomorrow but just know, there is one more amazing (and maybe a bit terrifying) thing that will happen in 2013.

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I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions as I feel they tend to not really last so instead, I focus on goals. Some of my goals carry on from year to year until I can complete them, like Getting Out Of Debt, it feels like that one will last forever. But, I am making progress on that goal, my credit is great and my debt is very manageable. I will keep working on managing my debt, paying it down, moving forward and being more responsible with my money. I will, of course, keep running with the intention of running the Twin Cities Marathon in October. Baring any injuries, this will happen!

What I really really want to get a handle on is parenting my kids better. I had such a bad mommy moment yesterday during bath time, I wanted to cry after I apologized to my kids for losing it. ugh. It was horrible and frustrating and just not good. My poor kids deserve better than a screaming mommy monster when I’m feeling stressed. I take it out on them forgetting that they are just little kids with little kid brains and hearts and how scary it is when an adult and especially their mom, is yelling at them. So I guess I can call this goal the Stop Yelling At My Kids goal. (Unless they are in danger, then I’ll yell like crazy.) I feel like in this is something very important for me to get a handle on since it will effect the girls for the rest of their lives, how they parent, how they talk to themselves, how they interact with each other. No one deserves to be yelled at, yet we do it to kids all the time. They don’t deserve it either. They don’t deserve to be made to feel horrible or less than.

I want to live this year full of love and compassion. Here’s the a great 2014! *cheers*


no motivation

I’m seriously lacking in motivation this winter season. I can’t really run outside, especially with this subzero weather we’ve been having sooo that leaves the treadmill which is hard for me to run longer than thirty minutes. I’ve been focusing on strength training which means lots of lunges, squats and planks. But that’s a bit boring too but at least I can bust out a quick workout in 20 minutes or so. I really want to set up my race schedule for the spring/summer/fall 2014 but I need to wait for some funds to become available. I’m thinking January, I’ll be able to sign up for the big races, a 7k in March, a half in June (either in Duluth or Mpls), 26.2 in Oct and I’m sure I’ll sign up for more 5ks, 10ks and 10 milers as the year goes on. I want 2014 to be a nice and full season of races. I just love races.


gone and done did it

Well, I signed up for a half marathon! holy shit balls. 🙂 I’ve got until October 20th to train and be ready. I’ve got two races coming up too, a 5k in September and a 10k in early October. whew. fun fun fun.

I’m going to start another blog just devoted to running and training. I’ll post my runkeeper and journal updates there.

This year has just been so amazing. 2013, the year of unbelievable change and growth! woooo


more running stuff

so I do have a lot of training to do before October if I want to be able to run a 10k. Sometimes my obsessive behavior comes in handy as long as I use it for good and not evil 😉 If I get into the 10miler, I’ll have to push myself even harder. but I know I can do it. I need to get down a training plan and then stick to it. I want to run a couple more 5ks before October, I should find one to do in August and one to do in September.  The great thing is, I can run a race early Saturday morning and still get to work by noon hah!

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I did it!

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Finished my first 5k and all I want to do is run another!