Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Simple Life

Hi.. I have been doing a-lot of this so far. Taking care of a toddler is a full time job my older kids are reletively easy . We are in the fantastic phase of climbing. Climbing chairs , sofas any hill that may cross our path. His little tykes house outside the list goes on.  My job right now is to keep this little guy safe. So when he naps I either nap because I am just tired or I clean. Does this sound familiar to anyone ? I have been finding it hard to get my runs in so I joined a gym and I will be doing my weekday days runs there. That way I can go once everyone has had dinner and I won't feel any guilt. I cannot remember the last time I ran on a treadmill. I am sure it will be fine. Boring but fine. I only have a little over 2 months to train for my big race so I do not want to take any chances and slack off.
I am loving taking care of this little guy. I am navigating through screaming and tantrums and really trying to just guide this little person and teaching him right from wrong but now that I am older  I understand how to do that better. He is a blast and I am over the moon in love with him. He dances and kisses me all the time. He holds my hand when he watches TV. I could not ask for anything more. Life is simple and I like it that way.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


This morning I was up at 4:30 and I made it early to my destination. The beautiful PCT. 

Picture credit to Becca Roan
I had a wonderful 20 mile run , Maybe not all 20 miles where wonderful but most of them felt really good. The weather was perfect too. It never got hot or cold… the only bad part is my knee hurt then and it hurts more now. So here is to taking good care of ourselves so we can keep doing what we love. Happy Trails.

Do you ever get that reminder of something you love but you forgot you loved it. One of my friends sent me this really cool reminder of that tonight.. It made me feel so good.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Some Sweet Tunes

Race Pictures

These are the pictures from The Old West 50k. I always look forward to getting the pictures back. I either look crazy or like I am dying or like I am having a great time. I look happy here and I was. I definitely want to go back next year. 

This is the finish line picture. Yeah I am done and thats the best thing that could happen after 6 hours….to finish !!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


And just like that 4 days later I feel like myself again. I am being totally honest here. The day after this race I felt like I was out of it all day. I was tired and just grumpy. I still did all my mom duties but man it was hard. Then monday I just felt well sad . Tuesday was better but today I feel like myself again. Running 31 miles is a long way and that really leaves me feeling like oh shit ! I am running 100 miles soon. WTF  yeah thats what I am feeling. So today I am just taking advantage of the fact that I feel really happy and like painting. So tomorrow its back to running and for now Jack and I are home . That means I am cooking doing laundry , making beds and chasing Jack.