Sunday, June 17, 2012

I want...

I want to wake up without an alarm clock in my own bed on Lazy Mnt, to find Corbin has snuck in during the night and stole my pillow.  I want to giggle with him in bed while waiting for coffee to brew in the kitchen.  I want to make us a crazy large breakfast of all our favorites and eat in our pajamas while we watch cartoons.  Of course my dad would stop by and have some and visit with us.  :)  I want to get us dressed and out the door to meet my mom at work for her lunch break.  Bringing her, her favorite coffee from the purple moose.  I want to walk and visit with mom and grandma around the neighborhood... Grandma walking way too fast for my pregnant legs.  I want to take Corbin to bouncing bears and watch him having fun.  I want to go shopping at Carrs/Freddies and buy stuff to make tacos for dinner.  I want to have everything cooked and ready for TJ when he gets home for work.  I want to eat, play and laugh all night with just my boys.  I want to cuddle up on the couch with them and watch a movie or a tv show before bed. I want to read my son a story in our rocking chair, then tuck him into bed and kiss him goodnight.  Then I want to crawl into bed with TJ and sleep cuddled up to his warmth.  His hand on my tummy feeling how hard little peanut is kicking now.  And then i want to fall asleep, and wake up and do it all over again.  *sigh*  66 more days.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Building my Identity as a Runner

I just finished reading "Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving- and Not Lose Your Family, Job or Sanity" By Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea.  And let me tell you, it was amazing. I laughed, I cried, I related to the conent, I learned about running and about myself. 

These past few years of running I have been building my identity as a runner.  And I like thinking of it that way.   I'm really not sure what got me out there in the beginning.  What motivated me to start, but I'm sure thankful I did.  I've learned more about myself in the long miles of solitude than i could have ever hoped to learn anywhere else. 

I know being pregnant I cannot expect to go out and PR on any of my runs/races... but just being out there makes me proud of myself.  And I know I will get myself back to where i was- and even better.

My 2013 running goals:
1. Pass 2 mile Army PT test run by January
2. Run 3 to 5 times a week in the winter
3. Join the Valley Women's Running Team (March?)
4. Run 4 to 6 times a week in the summer
5. Colony Days 5K in 30min or less
6. Women's 5 miler in 50min or less
7. Train for a 10K and a Half- Run in August/September...

Don't forget this girl.