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.

It was a complete slogfest, but it’s done.  I ran.  I moved my body.  I didn’t quit.

On to the next.

It was a complete slogfest, but it’s done. I ran. I moved my body. I didn’t quit.

On to the next.

Wowza.  This will be an interesting year.

But look!  I am in my workout clothes!  That means that at some point before bedtime will be getting my sweat on!

Wowza. This will be an interesting year.

But look! I am in my workout clothes! That means that at some point before bedtime will be getting my sweat on!

My lunch dates.

My lunch dates.

Back to work I go!

I am praying for a good day and a good start for my little violent guy (A) that sounds like he has had a rough go of things and will definitely test the waters with me eventually.

I am also praying that Z does really well in her kennel.  We have been “practicing” with her for the last few days and she has done well.  We just haven’t left her for this long yet.  I will be coming home at lunch to run her around and see how she is.

And that’s it.  My two thoughts for the first day of school.

Back to work I go!

I am praying for a good day and a good start for my little violent guy (A) that sounds like he has had a rough go of things and will definitely test the waters with me eventually.

I am also praying that Z does really well in her kennel. We have been “practicing” with her for the last few days and she has done well. We just haven’t left her for this long yet. I will be coming home at lunch to run her around and see how she is.

And that’s it. My two thoughts for the first day of school.

I almost went the whole day without a Z picture!

I almost went the whole day without a Z picture!

Movie this afternoon with my neighbor.

Vegetable cheese tortellini for dinner. (My kids ate cauliflower and didn’t even know!)

Two mile walk with the dogs and the whole fam.

Lunches packed. Clothes picked out.

Last day of vacation was a good one.

One hour on the trainer.

Monday is normally a run day, but since tomorrow is the first day of school I didn’t know if an hour bike would be in the cards so I switched things.

One hour on the trainer.

Monday is normally a run day, but since tomorrow is the first day of school I didn’t know if an hour bike would be in the cards so I switched things.

For those of you that asked. It’s super easy and the pie crust always turns out perfect every time!

I bake when I am stressed.

My husband is a happy man this morning.

I couldn’t sleep last night.   

My mind was all over the place.  Thoughts about school and this violent child I will be working with.  Thoughts of Zoey and if she will sleep all night.  Wondering if she is happy here. Thinking about my kids and how their school year will go.  Wondering what my workouts will look like this first week back.  Guessing at how long it will take Mac to accept Z into the fold.  If he is happy.

I need coffee.

I couldn’t sleep last night.

My mind was all over the place. Thoughts about school and this violent child I will be working with. Thoughts of Zoey and if she will sleep all night. Wondering if she is happy here. Thinking about my kids and how their school year will go. Wondering what my workouts will look like this first week back. Guessing at how long it will take Mac to accept Z into the fold. If he is happy.

I need coffee.