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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Goodbye August

The month was a success. I am always surprised at how fast it goes..  My kids started school today and now I have an 8th grader and a 6th grader. My oldest starts her new job friday ( so happy for her )and thank God I have Jack at home with me or I would be lost. It was a great month and as far as training goes I ran 183 miles . I ran 3 races in August and have a 50k to look forward to this Saturday. I am 6 weeks away from my big race ( my first 50 miler) ..Just typing that makes my tummy feel weird ..That tells me I am doing the right thing. The older you get its harder to find completely new experiences ..I love firsts.. They keep you growing and they keep you young at heart. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday thoughts

Today was a pretty easy day and the only thing that is becoming really clear to me is practice practice practice is key to getting better at anything. The more I run the easier it is to go the longer distances. I am getting excited for race day. I even signed up for a 50k next week I thought it would be great practice. I hope your Saturday run was good, tomorrow I have a 24 mile to look forward to. It's all so exciting to me… I am your average mom, I am not fast ,I am not winning anything but running makes me feel like I am fast and every finished race to in my heart feels like a win.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Family Outings

Last week we had family in town . They came to help us celebrate Jacks birthday. When family is in town it is very important to take them to have amazing tacos.. 

The food at Bull Taco is so good. Specially if you like Mexican food. There used to be two Bull tacos but now they have three. We visited the new restaurant. It is super cute and low key. 

I had the tostadas de ceviche. Sea food tostadas . The food is amazing at this little place. My all time favorite are the breakfast burritos. They are huge but man they are the best breakfast burritos I have ever had. 

There are not tables for 8 so we all got our own table. Half the restaurant is outside. If you are in Encinitas you should try this place its amazing. After dinner we all headed to the San Diego zoo. I heard night time zoo was fun so off we went. The drive is about 45 minutes so we got there at sunset. 

The best part of our zoo trip was seeing Jacks face on the gondola. He was so excited. Christopher and Isabella where ahead of us yelling JACK…So he was super excited looking for them.

I wish I had more to say about night time zoo but I do not. I wouldn't go back at night either . The animals are all sleeping or gone. We saw 3 animals and just walked around. When you have a big group its fun no matter what you do.

Here we are at the zoo..This month was full of family and getting together with friends. Its always nice looking back and remembering all the cool things you did during summer. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oh Boulder how I miss you

We have been thinking a-lot about moving back to Boulder Colorado. I lived there for a couple years it was long enough for me to feel like I was home. I had never been to the mountains before I moved there. I fell in love with the beauty of the mountains. We drove into town and there they where. It is a memory I won't ever forget. 
I started my love affair with running 10 years ago. See the picture above . This is where it all started.. I decided that I would run for 21 days straight so I could get healthier and shed some baby weight that was not leaving. I also just needed a reason to get out of the house. I had no idea how far I was running or if I even had the right shoes. I just ran around the this resevoir that was not to far from my house 7 days a week. Soon I knew I needed a running stroller a double and so I got one. Then Isabella , Christopher and I ran everyday while Paola was in school and on the weekend I would go early.  I just kept running and never really stopped .  I am a creature of habit and  yup I am boring that way. I also get lost easily so I never ventured out and I really wish I had. There was so much exploring I needed to do in Colorado but I just didn't. 
One of my most vivid memories I have is running through the mountains and feeling like wow this is where I want to be. I felt like a fairy  flying  though the trees. That's what I long for when I run that feeling of freedom.  My entire family is here in san Diego but I am not as close to them as I thought I would be. They seem to do fine with out me. My dad I worry about leaving. I adore him and friends some very special friends .. This is whats going on in my brain . I might not move but thoughts of going back to Colorado are certainly floating in my brain.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Stairway to Heaven Half Marathon and 15K

Here is one of the pictures from Stairway to heaven race I did a couple of weeks ago. This race was one of the hardest things I have had to recover from.. Everything hurt. My legs my ass my arms and my neck. I would do it again tomorrow if I could. I was on face book and I came across a video The Dirt Devils made about the race. Its pretty cool..So I thought I would share it here ..