Sunday, January 2, 2011
I have DECIDED
Here I am with my hubby looking and feeling HAPPY! Happy is a good place to be. I like being a happy wife, mom, and friend. When you are HAPPY you can be so productive...I am not talking about organizing your closet or scrubbing the floors kind of productive.
I am talking about being a light, brightening the lives of others. Starting the day thinking about how you can reach out to someone, share with someone, love someone, forgive someone.
I am HAPPY when I have my priorities straight and I am in relationship with God. I always know he is there but I often neglect that relationship. So in 2011 I plan and hope to GIVE more that relationship! I mean really...what could be more important??
Speaking of HAPPY I am HAPPY!!! The mental anguish (it was minor, but driving me crazy)is behind me as I think I have hammered out my PLANS!
I am going to do the 2011 Eugene Marathon on May 1st!! There are a huge number of details I need to figure out and PRAY that somehow I find someone else to make the journey with me or at least meet in Eugene. I am OK however it shakes out because when it comes down to it...I want to do Eugene! When I was running the Portland Marathon (my first) in October there were two strong girls running in front of me for a period of time. The had the COOLEST Eugene Marathon jackets on...I decided right then that I wanted one TOO!!
So am I motivated by fashion or the fact that they just were BAD A$$?? Either way it is on and this will all be new to me. There is snow on the ground and it is 7 degrees so training will be interesting!
I did try to hard to find something more local as I was searching and reading out loud to my hubby about races, my ONE and ONLY son just said,
"Mom I don't think you'll like those races. I think you should do Eugene, it's going to be a good one!"
My second goal of the year is to do my FIRST tri. There is one in Spokane called the Wunder Woman that I am looking into that would be in late August. This would be a total newbie experience but I have been looking at it for years and want to make it happen this year!
Just need to find a bike I can "borrow"! This may get tricky! Then I plan to end the year with a half in the fall (if I can wait that long). Leaning towards the Girlfriends half in Vancouver,WA. I want to run a sub 2:00 half! Still have plenty of time! So there it is....feels better to get it out there. Things may change but that is what I feeling right now!!
Also my hubby has decided to run his first 5K in March...YIPPEE!!! So proud of him!
And it gets better...I am going to have a real RUNNING coach...pretty sure many of you have heard of her!! Think Big! Be sure to check back...I will get around to that giveaway I promise, as well as share the great news about my super cool COACH!
So please help me grow spiritually and physically this year....I love a challenge and words of encouragement go a long way! I would love to support you on your journey as well!
Go chase your dreams, touch lives, seek God and LOVE each other! (and of course you can do all these things while RUNNING!!)