1- I have been eating and eating, mostly Halloween candy and amazing meals provided by friends... this has resulted in my being 12 pounds OVER my goal weight.. I am embarrassed to admit it, because I should be more in control than this. I also know that stress and being emotional can cause weight gain, so I won't beat myself up too badly.
2- I have not run solo since my Dad died. Not sure if I am scared or what, but today I NEED to break the streak. I know that I NEED to run to help with healing.. and with #1 :)
3- I have 5 friends who are pregnant, 2 of which are prego with TWINS!! In fact my running buddy Zoe HERE is due today!!! Thinking of my friends and the miracle of life makes me smile and shopping for baby gifts is pretty darn fun too :) In honor of Zoe, below is a candid photo she took last year before a training run.
4- Speaking of babies. Today 5 years ago I became Tall Mom, well the Mom part anyhow. After nearly 20 hours of labor Little Stud#1 was born. Happy Birthday Buddy! I was iron deficient and sick for about 6 months following his birth from all the blood lost. URGH!! Below is the most UNATTRACTIVE family photo ever, but it was our first so I will post it :)
5- I am SAD that my Dad will not be there to celebrate any more birthdays. He loved to take pictures, give gifts, BBQ and just be around family. And he was an amazing Grandpa!! I am working through the grieving by remembering all the birthdays and holidays we DID get with him.. Thinking this way seems to help.
6- I passed my RRCA Coaching test, I could not have done it without Erika.. THANK YOU ERIKA!! I owe you big time.
- 7- I have NO CLUE what I want to be when I grow up. My Big Girl job as an event planner is AMAZING, I am paid very well and have great company benefits.. But I am not sure it is what I am meant to do with my life. So I am making a list of all the things that I am interested in. If you have any ideas please chime in.
8- The mental side of Marathon training is my strength. I am thinking of creating a little class on it and seeing if Fleet Feet would let me coach the Marathon and Half Marathon training teams.. Of course I have no counseling degree or anything other than my own experience, I wonder if that would be frowned upon..hmmmmm
- 9- I am EXHAUSTED!!! Totally EXHAUSTED! Ironically, because of the bullet above, more mentally than physically.
10- I have not been able to make it around to reply to all of the AMAZING comments. Your stories, positive compliments and kind words have truly helped me through this tough time.. Please know that I appreciate it and do not intend to ignore anyone.
- PLEASE read the stories in the comments of my last post, they are GREAT!!
- I will have a few product reviews soon, I am a little behind.