6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

G(r)eek Night

I was on a Running HIGH in December. I ran for 33 days strait... Then came January...I ran 10 days, for a monthly total of 49 miles.. This was not how I wanted to start the year. I was on business travel for 8 days to 3 different time zones and was jet lagged beyond recognition for some time...Being tired, busy and burnt out is not a good combo. When I look at January I feel a little guilty, and then I remember that I am HUMAN!!! I cant do it all. I may not reach all my goals or inspire someone every day, but I am doing the best I can to keep a Balance with my family, work, exercise, etc... Yes maybe I should have hopped on the treadmill for 3 miles tonight, but instead I cuddled with my husband.. NO REGRETS!!

End of Rant...I may need to reasses my goals for the year...time will tell. Muscle Man wants to run his first Half Marathon in May. So instead of BLAZING for PR's I am thinking that I may need to slow my stride and spend some miles with my favorite partner..

Speaking of Running Partners, I had the Pleasure of meeting my awesome buddies for some tasty Greek Food on Monday.. Greek night turned into Geek night as we played with lip gloss, ate calamari, drank some adult beverages, and took a ton of photos. I laughed so hard that my cheeks hurt..
If you have been reading for any amount of time you know these ladies.. Zoe, Kerrie, Jill and Chelsea... LOVE THESE GIRLS!! Friends I can be a total dork with and they love me anyway.. We even called our pal Amanda during dinner but it was 11PM her time so she didn't answer... WHATEVER!! We left a nice message :)

I smile because I love my life and the people who are in it.. My 30's have been the best years for me and I only see things getting better..

Call me a Geek, but I will continue to pose whenever I see a camera....even if it is mid stride.. NO CANDIDS!!

I know this post is a ramble.. That is what happens when I stay up too late..

Moral of the Story: There is more to life than Running, but Running is an amazing part of my life. The relatioships I have formed through Running are unmatched and I am blessed. It is not about the number of miles or the pace, it is finding the pavement when you can and commiting to being there in that moment...


Anonymous said...

A nice reminder of what life is about. :)

Marissa said...

SO true...and love how you said it!

You are truly blessed and although life gets in the way, the good thing is that you don't let yourself loose sight of what's important!!

Marlene said...

Yes, give yourself a break my friend... you have a lot on our plate. Live life and have fun with those you love.

What a super fun night! So jealous. :) You all look FAB!

Unknown said...

Glad you took a break! You just know when you need one! :-)

christa said...

Girl nights are awesome!

Unknown said...

What is girls night? I have not had one in forever! Blue is a great color for you!

track coach and adorable wife said...

You girls looked like you had a fun time! Although there are some dandy candids of you on the other girls blogs!

Kerrie said...

I just want you to know that I didn't post any of the candids. Haha, Tressa!

Jill said...

Fun times! Laughing is the best...anytime, all the time!


Ricole said...

Great great great message! I think you had a fabulous January in spite of all of those challenges! Traveling and jet lag or no joke, so the fact that you got some miles in at all is awesome!

Amy said...

I'm with you - January didn't go exactly as planned, but that doesn't make the whole year a write off. Travelling and working away from home take their toll, but there's nothing like coming home to friends and family!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

I love that last picture of Chelsea putting on lip gloss! Ha!!

You guys' message made me laugh SO hard! I have listened to it like five times since!! I wish I could somehow post it on my blog...it is hilarious! And i was getting texts from you and Chelsea at the same time the message came through...how this did not wake me up I have NO idea!! =)

Miss you all!!!!!

Christine said...

So true!! You are lucky to have so many runner friends close by :)

Madison M. said...

I love this post!! Spending time with friends is just as great as spending time on the pavement and logging in miles!! YAY for such awesome Friends!! :-)

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