There's been a lot that's come up in recent months that I haven't expected to address right now. And lots that I have expected. On the surface, I will be reaching "advanced maternal age" when I turn 35 in April 2021, notwithstanding the fact that I don't have children over whom to be maternal. They … Continue reading On the edge of thirty-five
I use Instagram fairly regularly, probably with more regularity now that I have opted out of Facebook. I know, I know, Instagram is owned by Facebook blah blah blah. Everyone's been posting their "Top Nine" recently - the most liked photos in their feeds. Once again, social media panders and quite frankly takes advantage of … Continue reading Breaking News: “Top Nine” Doesn’t Capture Most Important Moments
This post is a mash-up of all the random happenings around our household over the past week. It certainly feels like much longer that my husband's been home.. we've settled into a routine quickly. But as our life always is, our routines change. Weeks 3 and 4 of 50K training were not so stellar. I did … Continue reading Recent events
My presence on my blog has been scant recently. I come to my laptop tonight from my sewing table. I always seem to think better when I'm sewing... my mind is free and it wanders while my hands are still busy. I'm so fidgety, just like my grandpa. I doubt I'll be posting much over … Continue reading The year of big girl panties: a recap.
I truly believe that sometimes God just wants us to rest. Church and productivity and work are all great things, but sometimes we just need a break, a Sabbath. (Can a Sabbath consist of two weeks of vacation??) We had a great visit to see friends and family in Illinois. Two weeks is the longest … Continue reading Vacation :: good for the soul
March 25, 2012 is not that far away. Training for the Bataan Memorial Death March commences next week. I'm going to use Hal Higdon's Novice 2 marathon training plan. It's 18 weeks long, but starting next week will give us one extra week. We're running a 5K turkey trot on Thanksgiving, so it doesn't hurt … Continue reading Headed for Bataan
>Let me start you off with some stats:Location: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; only my favorite place in this state!Weather: started out at 50* and windy, topped out around 75* and still windyChip time: 4:53:02Goal time: 5:00:00Average pace: 11:11Water consumed: well over 64 ozGels consumed: at least 6Celebrities spotted: Abraham Lincoln (guess they had Asics back in the day.. … Continue reading >Race report and reflection: ILLINOIS MARATHON 2011