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Yeah, I don’t really know what to title this post because a) my clever is dysfunctional and b) there’s so much I want to talk about that I can’t really think of a title that would accurately describe the bazillion things that I want to catch you up on and get out of my brain.

There’s so much that’s been going on since my last post I’m not really even sure where to start. That being said, I’m sorry if this post makes absolutely no sense and be warned that it may or may not be in any sort of chronological order.

I guess that’s the disclaimer of my life right now. Everything is up in the air and constant change seems to be the only constant. I am trying to keep my head above water in the ocean of life, and I’m not sure if I’m becoming a better swimmer or simply becoming a better survivalist. I don’t mean that to sound like things are bad, quite the opposite in fact. I mean, there are a few less than wonderful things I’m dealing with, but rather than looking at them as stumbling blocks I’m trying to see and use them as stepping stones. And really, how would we ever know how beautiful a the sun could be if we never got caught in a downpour???

So let me first try to catch you up on what’s already happened then I can let you have a sneak peak of what’s to come!

I did a post for my birthday run at the Esprit de She  in Katy, Texas and I was so impressed with the results I had with my Vega Sugar Free Energizer that I made sure that I had it for what would be the craziest race day of my life. But we’ll get to that in a minute.

J has moved to night shift, but I was lucky that he’d already cleared taking the weekend of my craziness off work. The best part of J working nights is that he’s now home in the morning so that I can (could) go run or workout in the morning before I go to work! SCORE!!! I had taken advantage of that and Friday the 16th I ran my fastest 5k EVER since I started running. I have been running for a little over 2 years and no matter what I’ve done or how I’ve trained I never could break the 30 minute mark. In fact, several of my earliest challenges on the Nerd Fitness forums included the goal of running a sub-30 minute 5k. I had actually just come to the conclusion that I am just not meant to be fast- to me, anything under 30 is speedy…so all you 6 or 7 minute milers…y’all are just like lightening in my book! But I digress… to say I was pleased with the time I saw on my Garmin would perhaps be the understatement of the year. I held back tears all the way up the stairs and into the shower that morning.wpid-20140516_060413.jpg

I’m going to do a more detailed post of the Impact a Hero race and the Spartan race- both of which I ran on Saturday May 17th but to squeeze them into this post wouldn’t do either event justice. I will say that I DID have a 5k Race pr in that run. The Spartan was insanely difficult and I dropped a 60 pound Atlas stone on my foot at the 5th obstacle, unbeknownst to me I broke my toe, but still managed to complete not only that obstacle but to finish the rest of the 9+ mile race and ultimately completed 20 out of 22 obstacles.


Little P had a lovely graduation ceremony from pre-school and I would love to tell you that she was all smiles, but sadly she’s an emotional little stinker like her mom and had a meltdown in the middle of their first song because she thought she’d never see her friends again.

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Both Big S and Little S had their school pop shows and I can’t get over how immensely talented my kids are. They are such natural performers with fantastic stage presence.

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Little S and I took Little P to Comicpalooza-again that deserves a post all its own just to show off all the pictures, but both girls dressed up and had a good time.


Work has gone from so so busy to Holy crap I can’t see straight busy. They’ve also blocked all non essential websites which means no Pandora and absolutely no social media- even on my phone it’s difficult because it’s blocked through the wifi network as well.

On the home front, today Big J and I visited with a home builder and now have a plan of action to get us into a lovely home very soon.

Today is the first day of June and I’m using this as a “Start fresh” point. While I’m not going to lay out all the details right now, I’m making a plan to do all the things without becoming stressed out.

That’s a little peek of what’s been going on and perhaps tomorrow, I’ll have a bit of time to unveil some of the exciting things that are yet to come! Until then, I hope you enjoyed this tiny glimpse into my life.

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  1. Mary Long says:

    Congrats on you 5k PR. If I ever see a time like that, I might cry too. I am a slow runner so that is super fast in my eyes too LOL!
    This is my busy time at work so I can totally relate to that. Luckily I learned how to get around the website blocker and they have yet to put up stronger force fields to keep us out.
    Good luck on starting fresh. Sometimes we need to evaluate life and make changes. You got this!

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