Monday, January 15, 2018

Mayen Night runs

A little weekend adventure.
We decided it would fun to drive to Arizona and do the night time Mayem run. It was about 16 miles but four of us got in my       mini-van and drove 6 hours to run in the desert in a full moon. The experience made me feel adventurous. We barely had time to stop so we grabbed a quick sandwich and made it an hour early.
I love running in new places. I really like running in sand and  I have no idea why. You could see the cactus flowers in the dark because the moon was so bright. 
Its great that there are other crazy friends that are willing to drive 6 hours with me to go experience something new. 

Monday run FUN

My friend Phillip ran with me today. We ran from my house to Carlsbad. Its about 17 miles and we left early enough that we beat the heat. Phillip lead the way because he knew the best way to get there and stay on side walks and be safe. On our way we met a man who is visiting here from Canada. Nicest guy
We shared about 5 miles with him and made a friend.

The run was so easy and finishing at the beach made it a bit better. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Holiday half race recap

I signed up for the Holiday Half in San Diego last week of December. I had heard from a-lot of people that this is a great race because its mostly down hill and the weather is perfect too. 

I have to say it was awesome to just be there because all around  runners where dressed in red and green and the Christmas spirit was everywhere..  

This is what happened .. I met my friend Robert at the race . He kept telling me that he thought I could run way faster than I usually do. I didn't believe him but he told me to just try. All I had to do was try and keep up with him and how hard could that be. He believed in me when I honestly did not. I ran about 60 miles that week my plan was to go and run my usual 2 hour half marathon. I think that is a great time and its what I always do but Robert convinced me to push myself so I did.

We ended up running a 1:44... I know right !!! Lets just say I never really thought I could run that fast . It never crossed my mind to see what I could do.
Moral of the story.. We can do much more than we think we can. In my case I am so grateful that I surround myself with people who believe in me. A Big Thank you to my friend Robert for pushing me to try and now next time I run a half I will have to try my butt off to see if I can beat 1:44.... It was an awesome day.

You have to believe

"once you make the decision that you will not fail the heart and body will fallow. " -----Kara Goucher-

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday Morning Miles

I woke up at around 5 am and hit the tapped the snooze button on my phone. Then I laid in bed and thought about how fun it would be to see my friends. So at 5:14 I finally rolled out of bed into the bathroom and brushed my teeth. That is what I do to let my body know I am getting up this is real. Then after that got dressed and went down stairs and was out the door by 6:15 this way I could be on time. (New Years resolution) be early. The weather today was perfect here in San Diego. The plan was to run Black Mountain for about 16 miles but unfortunatly we ended up getting lost and going a bit shorter than planned. 

Personally I didn't care because I know we will figure it out and I feel so grateful to be there with so many fun humans just running.

The morning did not go as planned but we got lots of climbing in and a whole morning with friends . What could be better ??

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New year !!
Can you honestly belive it is 2018. It’s hard for me to understand how fast time is flying by. This year I will have a 24 year old 17 and 15 and 5 year old .. Does that sound crazy because it does to  me. We had a great Christmas it felt way different than other holidays because my 2 middle kids where in Maine and that just left 3 of us at home. Jack and I did some hiking as you can tell in this picture and the weather was weirdly warm here in San Diego. 

I was able to get two races in before Christmas which I will post about next. Happy New Years and I am so happy to be alive.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Grateful for November

The month is coming to an end. This is our month of gratitude. November seems to bring with it that mindset to that allows us to stop and reflect on all the awesome gifts that God, Spirit the universe has given us. I am crazy grateful for my kids because they are my biggest teachers. They teach me to be patient and to be present. That is probably the hardest but the lesson that feel I really need. That means no phone just be there in the moment with them. I am also so grateful for the Running group I belong too. I feel so lucky to be one A Trail Crasher. No shit ultra - runners are the nicest people. They have got your back its crazy what a wonderful life changing community it is.

This little guy has discovered this month he loves hiking. This makes me crazy happy as you can imagine. We have on a could hikes and the going up hill is way better than the down but its all good.

I just finished this book and it was lovely. I had no idea Joe Biden was such a bad ass. This man has endured life lost that very few of us can imagine with such dignity and poise. He has given up so much of his family life to serve. I am glad I read it and I have so much respect for this man and his heart.

Our first picture with the Christmas Tree. My husband loves Christmas and we have had our lights up for weeks and our tree but the full on decorating just got finished. We are in the mood for some Santa now.. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

November days

This is me the month of November. Nothing really big or exciting just day by day simple Joys. These are the things that fill my brain and some sweet memories I will hold close to me. I am working on my December daily and this project is one I really love. It makes me want to plan dates with my loved ones in the month of December and somehow this project of collecting stories of my life it makes it brighter and more sparkly. I am also taking
Ali Edwards class that goes along with this project and its really gets you creative juices moving.
My kids are all taking music lessons and the house seems happier with so many instruments being played. Even though there not great I love the noise they make. The funny thing is I don't really care how good they are . I stand in the hall listening and its perfect to me. Life is moving so quickly that I keep thinking about getting a tattoo that says BE HERE. The days are long but the years are short. I don't want to miss it.
Oh Frida I think about her all the time. I love that she never gave a fuck what anyone thought of her awesomeness..
Oh I found a pink egg and quickly made brownies from scratch with it so it would taste extra yummy.
My running is off right now. These months suck for me. I am off so I make myself run at least 5 miles 6 days a week. This week was different because I had serious dental work done. As I type this I have 7 stitches in my mouth. (oouucchh)  I still ran 5 miles today slow but I just don't want to lose my running mojo You know what I mean.
Then there was a friends giving I went to that was a blast. I love my running friends there my bestest peeps. I even played Jenga
That is me right now. A little bit of this and that and I gotta love it!
Wishing you a full rich weekend with your loved ones.