Here we are… on the eve of a new year… 2013… and just like everyone else I think that the end of each year is a time to reflect, thank, question, and hope…. so let’s do it…
2012 was a great year for my family and I. Glen had an exciting and injury free year. Addie started “real school”- Kindergarten and is growing in God everyday. Lyla also started at a “real school” this year and is trying so hard to do everything her older sister can.. and sometimes can do it better. As for me… I started to take running more serious but also realized how fun it can be… I dropped time in almost every race… I ran races for amazing people and awesome causes, and I also started yoga and barre which have not only changed my body but also my life. Thanks to my crazy passion for running we started Fifteens 5k this year and it was an amazing success and raised over $18,000 for Cystic Fibrosis… we will be back in 2013 with some exciting new announcements (as if we can do any better than Mauer showing up last year ) stay tuned…… Jan.7 is the BIG announcement!
First and foremost I am thankful to a God that loves, forgives, encourages, supports, provides, challenges, and is sovereign. Second- I am thankful for this amazing family that God has blessed me with. My awesome husband, darling and healthy girls, amazing parents and brothers, and sweet “girlfriend in law” , and my kind in-laws. Third- my friends… I am not a person who needs a lot of friends and I take who I let close to me very seriously so I am thankful to those who stick with me and my craziness… and there are those few (and you know who you are) that are more than friends- they are like sisters and I love you to pieces. Fourth- I am thankful for health- Glen’s- as it pertains to baseball, mine with running, and the girls in general. We have been really blessed. And lastly for now- I am thankful for running- it has created an outlet for me and helped me to look inward as well in a way that nothing else has.
So many things I wonder in the new year…
1. how long does it take to get used to these irritating contacts?
2. when do you know if you are done having kids? what does that feeling feel like?
3. should we get the kids a puppy?
4. has checking facebook and twitter just become a reflex? do I even care?
5. do the people that I love always know it?
And the list could go on and on….. hopefully I find some answers in 2013
Lastly… my Hope for 2013…
I hope to be able to run at least a mile everyday! watch me do it on twitter...
I hope to run a FULL marathon
I hope to let go of the worry
I hope to not care as much about what others think
I hope to spend more time with God
I hope that Glen has a banner year
I hope that my kids continue their walk in faith and grow as Gods children
I hope that Fifteens 5k is even more successful
I hope to encourage others to better their lives through running and other fitness.
I hope you all have a magical 2013~!
Distance: Didn’t run today- its my last day off for a year! I did however drag my mom and some friends to barre this morning
Song: I am obsessed with “scream and shout” by Will.i.am & Brittany
Quote: “We met for a reason- you are either a blessing or a lesson”