Saturday, January 30, 2016

Can You Hear Me Now?

Hi friends!

So, an alarming thing happened to me yesterday.  Ken came home from work and said, "I checked your blog today.  Why haven't you written anything since September?".  I was stunned.  I truly didn't realize it had been that long.  I kept thinking that I would blog when I had something to say and then I would forget about it.

So, here I am.  I suppose we've got a lot of catching up to do, so let's get started.

Let's start with the races I didn't tell you about at the end of 2015.  

October 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Her Times 5K.  I have only missed the first year because I wasn't a runner back then.  The second HT5K was the first time I set out to run (rather than walk) a 5K.  
I only told Ken & the girls what I was up to, and I went out there alone.  
I didn't want to have to tell too many people if I failed.  

These days the Her Times 5K is a family affair and we often run into people we know at the start or the finish.  Friends, I must tell you that it's a lot more fun these days.  I'll never be a rock star of a runner, but I'll sing the praises of the women in this race to anyone who will listen.

This race happened to be the last one my BRF/Sis-in-law, Kristina ran with me.  You see, she's carrying my littlest niece who should be making her arrival very soon & the baby decided mama needed to knock it off with all the running.

That's Kristina's oldest daughter, Makayla, wearing her very first race number.  She's walking with my youngest, Mandy, and she had a great time.  At only 5 years old, she was the youngest race finisher!

We also headed out for my favorite holiday tradition, our local Turkey Trot, 
on Thanksgiving morning. 

The observant among you will notice that my BRF is pictured.  She walked this race because the baby is not completely the boss of her.  Did you also notice that there's no snow? And that we're not terribly bundled up? 

Grandma Glo likes nice Turkey Trot weather, but Kristina and I prefer the years with sleet and snow.  
We feel a lot more badass running in lousy weather.  
It gives us more in terms of bragging rights later on when people ask us about it at dinner.

We don't have any races scheduled in the near future.  I've been doing a lot of weight lifting (more on that soon) and to be honest, we're not into super cold, icy races.

What does your fitness routine look like right now?
Do you take friends & family to races, 
or would you rather go solo?

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