Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Love

This morning I woke up at 6:30 and I thought I would get ready and go my run. I heard that Jack was up and a part of me was thinking I would not be able to go. You know a part of my brain was thinking oh well ! no run for me today. Then after a bit I just decided that you know what I will get him dressed and get the stroller ready and he can come with me. Jack was super happy to get out the door. Just like me he loves spending time outside. I was happy to let everyone else sleep in and they did.
 We walked to the local coffee shop had pan dulce and then made our way to the park. He was so happy to be out so early. Jack and I shared a cup of decaf and all I just kept thinking why did I think this would be hard because I wouldn't get my way, maybe I would be inconvenienced . Instead I got some miles in and a really happy morning. The best part was it started raining so Jack jumped in the stroller and I ran home. We got really wet but it was awesome !! Another thing I love about being active is it make the day feel lived.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October Days

The days seem to be feel like they are flying by. October has brought us much joy. Many trips to Lego land a birthday celebration for my 22 year old.  My 15 year son is learning to drive and he seems to be really good at it. School performances and afternoon runs because that seems to be the only time I can get them in.
Things I am working on are my project life.
Making homemade meals 5 days a week.
Getting at least 40 miles in a week during this resting period.
Pumpkin spice lattes
Crock pot recipes are always better in the fall

Things that I can't seem to get out of my head is how happy I am with my children regardless they are good people and I somehow taught them to love and accept everyone. Life seems to be asking me to relax and I seem to be trying to make sure everyone is ok. I need to relax and I am doing my best. It goes by quickly so relaxing and taking it in seems to be a big plus. I will keep working at that one. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Thoughts

Thoughts on not finishing something I started. I wanted to share my thoughts on not finishing a race just because
(Cuyamaca 100k).. I don't think it was a wise choice to not finish  . In the future if I start something then I need to finish it. The biggest reason for me is because I don't want to let those thoughts of it is OK to quit to have an OK place in my brain. My other reason is this was such an awesome race and so well put together I should of given that the race more respect. I don't look at this as a major failure but personally I feel like it was a learning failure. What does not finishing something I start teach me and where does that direction take me. I learned that I need to finish what I start because it has been nagging at me for two weeks now. I feel like I am not a quitter so why start now. I learned that I was little bit of a whiner leading up to this and that takes away from experience all the good that running such an awesome 100k has to offer. The biggest lesson it taught me was I need to be more appreciative of the gift of being healthy and able run has given me.
 I love the word grateful :
warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received;thankful:
I am grateful to you for your help.
expressing or actuated by gratitude:
a grateful letter.
pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing:
a grateful breeze.

I need to be more grateful.. I just wanted to share that failure is all how you look at it. Lets learn from our mistakes making them learning opportunities and no longer failures or mistakes. Lets look at our life lesson as gifts and then ask ourselves OK so what did I learn from this and whats my next move. Moving forward is always progress…wishing you happiness this weekend 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cuyamaca and my 2 loop journey

I am a little late on this story but here goes. I woke up at 3:30 am so I could get my butt out the door by 4 am. I had an hour and half drive to get the Cuyamaca 100k and I get there right on time. It was awesome to see so many familiar faces. It was cold and it always feels colder in the mountains. We all waited around for 6am there was coffee 4 bathrooms and plenty of breakfast food. The Cuyamca 100k is a 5 star race and after the race director  gave us the last minute directions we took off  right on time. 
This year was beautiful. It was not to hot and there was a perfectc breeze for most of the day. I spent a lot of time just singing and trying to stay present. Look at the beauty the mountains hold. This is an only an hour from San Diego. Amazing 
I took it easy and I just wanted to run a fun race. I needed this race for my triple crown last year and even though its an awesome race its also really difficult. This race is 3 loops and seeing my friends at the loop start is always an added bonus.
I took it easy and just enjoyed the run. My plan was to run 2 loops. I was feeling tired leading up to the race and so I just wanted to have fun and run 42 miles.
Here I got lost because I did not pay attention and went up Stonewall. This sweet hiker told me to go back down and I did and was fine. 
I had a great time hanging out with The Trail Crashers and seeing my friends there. Running was the best part. Getting lost for hours in the mountains always makes me happy. The aid stations where just amazing, They had so much good real food. I love this race more this year than last but I cut it short at two loops . I will do it again next year and finish for sure.  Happy Trails 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Touring San Diego

The kids had no school this Wednesday so we decided to try The Midway again. I tried to get both my teens to come with me but I could only convince one. We headed out at 11 am it has been super crazy hot in San Diego but when you are on the Midway there is always an awesome ocean breeze.
My favorite part is watching Jack try and fly all the small planes and Bella joined him so it was double the fun.

Lunch is really good on the midway too. I had the veggie 
sandwich and Bella had chicken nuggets along with Jack. Its so much fun to sit and talk about everything we saw and plan what else we are going to do. We stayed on the Midway for 3 hours and then headed to Seaport Village for a nice walk and to see the Kite man. Jack loves him. We had a great time and on the way home both the kids fell asleep. I think that means I did a good job. I love mini exploration trips.
Now its time to get ready for The Cuyamaca 100k. Saturday morning send me some good running vibes and see me happily doing my thing please. I am planning on just enjoying myself and taking it easy. I am thinking 17:30 hours or so. I will share the entire story with you soon. I am looking forward to it . San Diego puts on really good ultras and with the weather we have how can one complain. You can't !! Happy weekend peeps may you be filled with happiness and joy this weekend.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last Night

This picture was taken 9  years ago. Last night my friend and I went  to a concert. It was Dolly Parton. She has loved Dolly since she was little and I actually remember sitting in her room listening to her little record player  while  she would play  Jolie . Back in the day her mom looked like Dolly to me, Big Blond hair and beautiful. She is  one of the people in my life that own a piece of my heart. I will  always  love her. She feels like my sister. Sometimes we don't talk for months and we live close to each other. I try and call but she doesn't call me back but that's OK. Life is different for us and even though she might not call back as often as I would like I know she loves me. I am not a touchy person I don't hug or touch my friends much and that's OK with me. Last night with out thinking about it I leaned on her shoulder and just watched the concert. I didn't even think about it until I removed myself and It hit me how much I care and love her. I have no expectations because the time we have had together has already exceeded anything I could ask for. There is the Life journey we have traveled together. I don't judge her I just hear her and I think she does that for me. She thinks my running is CRAZY !! She is an amazing artist. I love all things America and I am Mexican and she loves all thing Mexican and she is American. I love kids  having them and being married. She never wanted kids she has a cat instead and she is not married by choice and she loves that. We made different choices and just accepted the others life path no questions asked.
 I was so happy to be able to take her to see Dolly. I hope one day we can go to Dolly world just for fun. Our history looks to me like  line that goes all the way back to when I was a little girl and there we are looking at each other.  Complete opposites physically but best friend with out even knowing it. I can't count the times she has told me your crazy Glor !! #grateful