Back in the Saddle

So much has changed, yet so much remains the same. True enough.

I love looking through old photos, seeing how much the kids have grown, what I was doing XX amount of years ago. Nostalgia is real.

I see that this site has gone dark just shy of 2 years. Well, time to fix that! But first, let me bring you up to speed on life in 2017:

  1. Kids & Family– freakin’ humongous, funny, and smart. They just finished 2nd and 3rd grades. Homework and projects galore. Both are now in Scouts and thriving. I lead the Girl Scout troop, and Dear Hubby leads the Cub Scout Pack.

    Last day of School!
  2. Job — good. When last we left, I had taken a job teaching music at 2 elementary schools in a new county. I’m happy to report that next year I am full time at just one school. A great school, I couldn’t be happier.

    Girls from my Ukulele club playing at their 5th grade graduation. So happy for them.
  3. Running — YAY running!
    1. The last post on this site was my completion of my first ever marathon, the NYC marathon. That was an awesome experience from start to finish. In 2016 I ran the Chicago Marathon. It was not so amazing….at least my marathon experience. Not that it is not an awesome event, it really is. But my trip got all screwed up due to Hurricane Matthew. All the flights from SoFlo were canceled due to the storm, so I literally flew into Chicago Saturday night, ran the marathon Sunday morning, and flew home at 7 a.m. Monday. However, we loved Chicago so much we took the kids for a week at Spring Break this year. And we’ll be back again, a fantastic town.

      Running though Chinatown in Chicago. Somewhere around mile 18.
    2. This year I am running the Baltimore Marathon on October 21st. It looks a bit hilly, but it is always good to visit my hometown. I’m hoping to see a few familiar faces along the route this year. Who’s going to bring me an Inspiration Beer at mile 20?
    3. 2017 in 2017. I signed up for the 2017 miles in 2017 Challenge with a former colleague and run junkie. My personal goal is 1000 miles. I just passed 400 miles for the year, so I’m slowly chunking away.

      As of June 1st, I am at 400 miles for 2017.
    4. HRT. If you talk to me about running, I’m sure I somehow get back to Heart Rate Training. Yes, I’m a gear and numbers junkie, so the concept sounded neat. It has been 1 full year of running with my heart rate below 140 for most of my runs. It is uber-slow. Crazy-slow. Awesome-slow. There’s math, science, silly toes, and I have a kick ass coach. Oh yeah, and I have set 2 PRs since February, and only missed my 10-miler PR by 20 seconds. I think its working for me. I’ll share more on my journey this year’s marathon. 18893069_10213160365861422_7276835353747479940_n

So, that’s the update. I’m going to get back on the Blog-Horse and start writing again. I’ll see you again soon!

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