Runner. Mother. Wife. I started running to lose weight. I have lost over 50 lbs. I have done 2 half marathons, one full marathon, a duathlon, and two triathlons. Next up? My goal is to be happy. Be healthy. Be active. Challenge myself in ways I never dreamed of until I started this journey. Running is what got me started, but I recently discovered I love biking. Who knows where the road will take me.

My running partner couldn’t make it due to family obligations.

I really wanted to lay on the couch, soaking up the sunshine, instead of going it alone.

I didn’t though.  Good old Tumblr keeping me accountable.

So I ran two miles of rolling hills by myself, without music, soaking in the sunshine and burning some calories.

Mile 1: 10:17
Mile 2: 9:37

And now I grab the dog and take her for my cool down.  I can’t wait until she is old enough to run with me.

My running partner couldn’t make it due to family obligations.

I really wanted to lay on the couch, soaking up the sunshine, instead of going it alone.

I didn’t though. Good old Tumblr keeping me accountable.

So I ran two miles of rolling hills by myself, without music, soaking in the sunshine and burning some calories.

Mile 1: 10:17
Mile 2: 9:37

And now I grab the dog and take her for my cool down. I can’t wait until she is old enough to run with me.

I think someone loves her tennis ball.

I think someone loves her tennis ball.

Apple pancakes.

Dehydrated apple chips.

Trail run.

Couch time.

Puppy time.

Laundry.

Jack Johnson.

My Sundays are turning out to be the best days.

In other news:

I am going to run another half marathon.

I have decided that it needs to happen.

Today I jokingly asked my husband if he would run one with me. He said yes?!

I also asked my new running buddy if she would be interested. She is going to think about it, but I think she is 90% in.

So yeah, iamrunner stays for the moment. I need something to refocus myself on my workouts and nothing like 13.1 miles looming over my head will get me back to where I want to be.

What’s girls day without getting dressed up, cute Z, and homemade (flat) chicken veggie calzones?

Now it’s movie time!

3 people + 2 dogs = we need a bigger couch.

3 people + 2 dogs = we need a bigger couch.

Possible new blog name: iamdogsnuggler

Possible new blog name: iamdogsnuggler

I think I might be getting sick. My body is completely run down.

What I want to do is lay on the couch under mountains of blankets and eat chicken noodle soup.

What we are going to is go to my inlaws for dinner because my husband’s grandma leaves for CA tomorrow and we are all saying goodbye.

Then the kids want to go to the high school football game to see L play. (Last night my daughter and I went to C’s volleyball.)

Would I be a horrible person if I played hooky?

Red fall leaves this morning.

Red fall leaves this morning.

10

I was tagged by activealwaysmommy to list ten things that make me happy.

1. My two amazing kids.
2. Seeing my husband act silly and laugh with them.
3. Size six jeans
4. Reading a good book for hours
5. Snuggling under a blanket
6. Bright red fall leaves
7. Morning coffee
8. A really sweaty workout
9. Baking
10. Watching my kids grow up as best friends