Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekends are for running

Our Saturday run was so much fun. We meet at Lake Hodges and went out for 14 miles. The mountains are always so pretty after a week of rain. Everything was a green and just looked clean. 
A-lot of us showed up and I love it when the group gets together. Lots of great runners in this picture. The longer distances seem shorter when you have friends to talk to and catch up with. It was 40 something when we started but it quickly warmed up.
I came home took a shower and then the family and I went to go see Isabella perform. She was awesome so happy to be acting. 
Then Sunday my dad and I went Oceanside to run. We went out for 10 miles the day was perfect. So beautiful. I felt great and it was an easy 10 miles. I am always surprised by what my body can do. It just keeps going. That put me at 65 running miles for the week. I am hoping to just keep this pace up as I train for SD100. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

From the Ocean to the streets

Saturday was a full day.I got up at 5 am and tried to be out the door by 6am. I noticed I needed gas and that my big water bottle was empty( thank you jack) so I barely made it on time to our run (I need to plan ahead) but lucky for me I knew the route and joined them a mile into there run.We had a great run along the Ocean from Mission Bay to La Jolla shores and back. The group ran 16 I ran 14. That puts me at 65 miles of running for the week and 78 miles including walking.I left our run at 10:30 so I could be be home by 11 am and 

marching with my daughter by 11:30. I thought we would be late but we got there 10 minutes before they started . We found a place  to stand and I felt like  I was right where I was supposed to be. I was choked. I could hear my daughter chanting Human rights are woman's right.  I never really felt like I needed to get involved and I never felt scared but that has changed .  My daughters and I have chosen to volunteer and be involved. I will do this with peace and love leading me.  I will pray for the new president he needs it. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

It's time to start training

It's that time. Training for the San Diego 100 officially starts this week for me. Training is my favorite part of this journey. When race day arrives there will be so many new stories about how I barely made it on time to a run because I totally forgot my shoes and had to drive back home to get them (that was this morning)  or about how we did a 25 mile training run that I dreaded but I ended OK. There are going to be so many beautiful trails we are going to explore and mountains we will run up and down. There will be the fact that by race day I will look super fit. ( great bonus ). I can't forget that on this journey I will eat healthier than I do the rest of the year.  Then when you thought OMG what the heck did I sign up for there is RACE DAY ! 
This is me 2 years ago at the start of the SD 100. I had no idea what I was in for but I would not change a thing. It was a huge growing experience for me. I know I train better and work harder this year because I know you have to put in the work to succeed and the harder you work at this the better the out come will be. This year my goal is to run this race in 27 hours. I think I can do it. I have a plan. It starts with a 45 mile week . Do you have a race this year you are excited about ??

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.   Rumi

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The year of Growth

Happy Tuesday , The beginning of a good story always gets me really excited . starting the year over brings me joy. Here I am 44 year old mother of 4. A wife and a runner a sister and a daughter. This are all the words or titles I think I hold. Oh wait I am also a good friend. This year I am excited to continue learning . Taking classes and using my knowledge to grow.
One of the areas I want to grow in is running. The thing that is true about running these long distances is the more you run these races the more you learn about yourself . What your capable of and what your body can handle. I started of the year by going to this crazy body pump class. OMG I thought I would die. It was really fun we played a dice game and worked out for an hour. I loved it I can't move today but that is okay. I got a great run in the last two days and I know if I just keep this up it can only help me move in the right direction.
I also want to be a better mom. In brain storming with my kids we decided on having more date nights. I also signed up for some parenting classes. How to bring more Joy to your family. It can't hurt.
One of the areas of my life that need work is building a better relationship with my sister. I get that family is forever so this Thursday is our first date night for 2017. 

I never want to stop growing or moving in the right direction.
Hope you have an awesome day.