So, the last time I posted was sometime in April. Yup, that was a looooong time ago! Not that I have so much more time and less going on in my life ( most definitely the opposite). But you know me. I love to live on the edge. Live like a rebel. Overextend myself. You know. The usual. I guess I missed writing. I missed by bad punctuation and grammar. I am pretty sure you miss it as well. 🙂
I won’t make this a novel with recaps from April. Trust me there are a lot! In a nutshell. Riverbank was a great race for me. I did not PR, but I ran my second best time. I’ll take it. I also did Tri Del Sol this year. Run, bike run ( cuz swimming is for losers.) Just kidding. I dislike swimming with a PASSION. It was a tough one. It always is. I got 3rd in my age group. Hey, there were 3 of us in my age group. I’ll take it! Next year I might even get on my road bike more than twice- you know to train and stuff. What a concept. 😉
I am now training for the Grand Rapids Marathon. Yup. I think I remember when I said I would never do another 26.2. I am also a huge advocate of the saying by the great Justin Bieber himself, “Never say never”.
My running has almost been too good to be true this year. I still have less than stellar runs from time to time, but I keep reminding myself to this time of the year 2 years ago when every run was less than stellar. My vocal cord dysfunction has seemed to have disappeared ( POOF!! Like magic). I have no idea why,but I won’t dare question it. Nope. It’s gone. I can breathe. I can run. I can be me. I’m back!!! I did my first 20 miler of this training cycle on Saturday. This is when I question my sanity. It was awful. But I loved it. Every mile. Well, except that last mile. Who gets a side cramp on mile 20?? This chick. Whatever. I ran 20 miles!
Work is great. I am still teaching classes at the YMCA and I am still selling shoes and spreading good cheer at Gazelle Sports. I am currently studying ( schools for fools) for a few certifications so I can add more work to my list. Nothing wrong with that. I like to
work, study read. 🙂
Enough about me. Kids! Kids are doing well. Miles is in the 1st grade with the attention span of a fruit fly. Poor kid. He really is from another planet. I love that about him. Take this morning for example, I dropped him off at school. He gets out of the car and his booster seat is attached to his back-pack. He never even noticed. He only had a seat strapped to his back. I had to call him back and he just shrugged and took it off. Whatever dude. Love that kid. He’s almost 6. That’s just dumb. 😦
Amara is in the 4th grade now. My first-born is still a hippie. Big hair and hemp necklaces that never leave her neck. Her biggest worry this year is that she has homework EVERY DAY. Poor thing ( I’m talking about myself –I have to check it and make sure she does it every night- that’s a HUGE responsibility). She’s still running. She ran two 5k’s this year and also got a PR. Both kids are in soccer again this fall. First match is on Saturday. She’s 9. That’s even dumber than Miles being almost 6. 😦
There ya have it. 4+ months wrapped up in a few paragraphs! I hope to post a few times a week again. Don’t hold me to it though.
So I decided to add a song of the Day – why not? If you know me, you know I LOVE music. Like, LOVE It. It’s one of the reasons I teach Spin class. I get to pick the songs. You can learn a lot about someone from their music choices. I guess you might just think I am a confused individual since my music taste is all over the board. Don’t judge. 😉 Whenever I want to learn the words to a song, I play it about 2-3 times for Amara. That’s not really cheating since she likes most of the stuff I like. Or is the other way around? Anyway–enjoy!
Song of the day: ZZ Ward- Put The Gun Down