Monday, May 14, 2012

Another Goal, Checked Off - Rat 5-14-2012

Remember my goals?

You can mark off #4.

After having not trained for about 4 weeks due to illness, it was less a test of training and more a test of determination.  But you can mark off a half marathon.

First 1/2 Marathon
Ave pace 12:13
Not dang bad.
Lost 2-3 minutes stretching a cramp out...but NO walking.  None.

My running group/Bible study (that I inadvertantly started at church) wanted to run a half marathon to celebrate our accomplishment.  We couldn't find one nearby on a date we could all make so we set up a page on Facebook and did a Make-Your-Own-Half.  We went down to the local exercise path and ball-parked the map for our needs, and then just ran.  It was awesome.  And we ate at Cracker Barrel after, to celebrate.  Yum!


I'm taking the summer quasi-off.  I plan to run about 4-5 miles once a week, and then bike or do a Beachbody workout video, or I don't get burned out or lose what I've fought so hard to gain. 

I've signed up for The Battlefield 1/2, too.  And I really can't wait!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day ~ 2012

I have expressed some sentiments about how much I adore my mother over the last couple of years. (HERE and HERE)...Please re-read, so you don't think I took "the easy way out" this year...frankly, the opposite is true...  BUT this is a little more private, but a no less heartfelt thank you.

Mama, thank you for all the memories...The hundreds and hundreds of hours spent making these (and many more!!) books magic...

This year, I reiterate the anthem of one of my favorite books, Proverbs:

"...She is clothed in fine linen and purple...
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
 Her children arise and call her blessed.."

Because indeed they do.