Think In The Moment

Happy Friday everyone!

It’s been a pretty good week of running here and I feel like it’s been a while since I could say that. I’ve managed 22k so far and hoping to get two more runs in (9k and 11 – 12k) in the next two days…we’ll see.

I’ve been digging. Digging to find wear running sits in my life. Digging because I know running something that I love to do but still have struggled to do so….to follow my training plan…to even put on my running clothing.

think about running

 

Nobody said training for a race would be easy.

Nobody said working, having children and life in general would be easy.

Someone did say to me last fall “slow down, live in the moment”, “lower {change} your expectations” and “you can’t do it all”. I listened to my friend when she said that to me last fall but have recently thought about it again.

So, I’ve slowed down my training, I’ve been living in the moment with my family and I’ve changed my expectations on what I can and can’t accomplish.

I emptied my dishwasher this morning but not the dish rack. And Yes, I have dirty dishes awaiting my arrival later today. My laundry is never caught up but I’m really hoping I have a least 1 sports bra clean so I can run in a clean bra tonight. I don’t know what we are having for dinner tonight and I’m okay with that, I still got a few hours to think that one out 😉

I saw this photo and thought it was just how I was feeling. Since I am getting ready to run another 10k race  (June 28th) I am thinking about what I need to do to just get to the event. It helps that I won another $25 gift card to the Running Room – frigging lucky, I know!

The journey to this race is completely different then to my last race at the Bluenose Marathon. And, I know it will be different when I soon start to train for my 2nd 1/2 Marathon {eeek!} but the good thing is that I know I will get there in the end. Rocky roads, bumps, turns and good luck all await us.

“Think in the moment”

Enjoy your weekend and your journey.

Do you think in the moment or in the future?

Anyone have two birthday parties in one day {for 4 year olds} ? 

Anyone racing, running, cycling????

Birthday, Soccer and Running

It’s been busy around our house the last little while…..birthday, soccer and running 🙂

Someone turned 4!

PR The Sherwoods

Birthday Fun!

PR Lilly and Anna June 14

Someone started soccer….and someone else wanted to play too 😉

PR Lilly's soccer

And of course we celebrated Father’s Day by hanging out, playing with bubbles, jumping {and getting soaked} in puddles and good food – {no photo’s taken as we were too busy playing}.

I’ve managed to get a few runs in too!

I registered for the 3 KM for 3 Fathers – RCMP Memorial Fathers Day Run. If you didn’t hear, on June 3rd, three Canadian RCMP Officers were killed and two were shot and in hospital. The community of Moncton was under lock down for over 24 hours until the suspect was captured. Everything shut down and it was all over the news, social media etc.

Father's Day Run

The Running Room in Moncton quickly pulled this event together and drew interest world-wide. I couldn’t drive to Moncton for the run (4 – 5 hours) so I signed up online {$20} to run it virtually. I ran it on my treadmill in my red socks while Hilary slept, Lilly was in quiet time and Saï was relaxing. All the money went into a trust for the families and a company donated the cost of t-shirts for the run – talk about community, eh!

I had not run in a few days as my right calf muscle was really bothering me. I got on my treadmill, ran and as I came close to the 3 km mark I watched the distance go by and started sobbing at 2.94km. Why? Because those Father’s will NEVER see their children again, those children (born and unborn – yes, one of the wives is expecting a baby), those wives, those mother’s/fathers and friends will never see those three people ever again. It’s just beyond sad.

I cried a little more and continued on to run 5k. That was the saddest 5 k I’ve run, it wasn’t for me….it was for them.

I’ve managed to get a few 5k and 6k runs in the last few days but am SO far behind my training plan for my 10k race on June 28th. It’s okay, not where I wanted to be but I am getting back to running and getting the kilometers in.

Did anyone run on Father’s Day?

Those with kids: What’s activity do you love to watch your kids do?

Anyone have a summer birthday coming up?

Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Lillian

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear Lillian,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

Lilly – you are the world to me (so is your sister). Four years ago, Daddy and I had no idea you where going to join us early. It was Sunday June 13th and my water broke at 10:30 pm in bed and I freaked out! I can laugh now but I wasn’t then. Your Daddy kept me pretty calm and told me everything would be just fine.

Everything happened so fast we had little time to think. When you came out your Daddy told me “It’s a Girl” and I cried. You were perfect but your ear was bent over. I thought that if that’s all that is wrong with our baby who was 4 weeks early then I can handle that. The nurse then flipped your ear back and said the cartilage wasn’t formed yet and it was just bent.

We had our challenges getting you to nurse and once again, Daddy got me through it (with some help from medical professionals over 2 months). You may have come 4 weeks early but you were a strong little one.

You are one of the most caring little girls I’ve ever met. You love to try new things, love to laugh and love your family and friends dearly {Mommy could learn a few things from you – and I have}. Your smile is beautiful, your personality is hilarious and I can’t wait to see what you will do with your life.

Lilly Piper's Run 2014

 

We are so lucky to have you in our lives. Don’t ever change 🙂

Happy 4th Birthday to you, Sweet Lillian.

I love you to the moon and back.

xo Mommy, Daddy and Hilary.

An old post about Lilly and Lilly 3rd Birthday.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday.

Keeping it short and sweet today:

tbt 4 years agoHard to believe it’s been almost 4 years since this little one greeted us 4 weeks early! Man, she’s a little sweetie 🙂

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Just a little excited this morning!

Happy Thursday!