T-15 days

Firstly, thanks to those that take the time to read my endless ranting…The next couple weeks will be without fail, a whirlwind of emotions.

Today, was an EPIC win day…I got to sleep in after consuming more wine than I probably should have, and having a conversation on the phone with my dear friend from the Air Force.  I woke up to having a 13 year old daughter, and I felt more blessed than I could have ever imagined.  We showered, dressed and hit Target so J could spend her birthday money…she got super cute clothes, and I got some amazing feety jammies.  Yes, I am still a child at heart.

I also got my sissy and I the brightest orange tanks ever created.  I am so excited to run this marathon with her.  Although I know this may be a “one and done” deal, I pray I finish strong. 

After we got home my neighbor called in distress because her car broke down so I quickly saved the day by picking her and her son up and taking them home.  I realized after running across the yard to her house that my knee was still in distress.  Bah.  (So while at Target we picked up a biking helmet for me, and I plan on biking tomorrow!)  I took some Motrin, added in some icy hot, and put my leg up for the afternoon. 

The girls were having a great time hanging out and being goofy in the backyard.  I snapped some amazing photos, and was able to get this one printed and framed via Walgreens.  I of course love surprises, so made them line up and close their eyes while I passed out their framed photos.  They were truly touched, and we had an awesome group hug. 

And now as the night closes, and the temperature is dropping I find myself in awe of my life.  It hasn’t been without struggle, but man-I am truly blessed.  I have an amazing husband, 2 awesome daughters, great friends, a beautiful home, and a great job. 

So now, in the quiet of the night as I listen to old school Dave Matthews Band I find myself nostalgic to a life I once had while appreciating my life now…God truly has a plan for us all, we just have to listen to His words…

With that, I thank you all for your support, love, and continued love.  I wouldn’t be where I am at today without you ALL. 

Next week I will bring back my miles, my heart, and my efforts. 

11 Comments on “T-15 days

  1. You have such a beautiful spirit my friend. I have been following your blog for the past week and I always feel like I am visiting a friend when i come here. God has truly blessed you. He has been so good to me too delivering me from horrible situations this year and while his plan for me has not been completely unveiled, He has made sure I know he is walking with me. And that brings comfort. I keep praying that on race day you wi be ready to rock and roll! By the way love the jammies 🙂 and the girls' photo is adorable!


  2. This post made me smile 🙂 I love your positivity. 2 weeks to go! I hope your knee gets in line so you're 100% for Sunday funday!


  3. those pictures are AWESOME! The feety jammies are terrific, but those girls….remind me of my students!And as for you…….go easy once you start running again. Remember, you've got a solid base, and that will help you in 2 weeks. If you still need to rest your knee, rest it….I ran my first marathon hurt and it took me a LONG time to recover. Of course, you're MUCH younger than me, so you can recover faster! :>)Enjoy the downtime (and the wine!) and I can't wait to see a picture of you with your shiny Chicago medal!!!


  4. The jammies are awesome!! I'm glad you've rested the knee…like others have said, you've worked so hard all summer to get such a strong running foundation. Can't wait to cheer you on in two weeks!


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