Friday, August 9, 2013

Fun runs...

As stated in my post the other day, I have signed up for and completed some fun runs this summer.  Today, I was going to share some results and photos from my runs...

Summerfest Rock N Sole Half Marathon:

Race date:  June 15, 2013
Start Time:  7:00am
My finish time:  1:59.29
My Penny Pinch Boutique friend at packet pick up.  We bought matching head bands!!!!
At her house after the races finished.  
Me and MD meeting up before the Half Marathon. 

MD is somewhere in that group of finishers!!!!

Run 4 the Paws

Race Date:  July 6, 2013
Start time: 8:00 am
My Finish Time:  24:50

Here are pictures from the day of my family.  If you want to see more pictures of the race, click here!

Age group winners.

My parents with all the grand children.

My whole family!

Watch for more to come...

Off n Running,

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Found this old post...Spring is coming

Today is August  8, 2013.  I found this as a draft from sometime in the Spring of the year?!?!

I must apologize for being gone for so long.  I have been off n running with work and the kids, I have not made time to blog.  I am sorry and do pray that everything in your world has been going smoothly with out me!

Over the next few days and weeks I am hoping to get back into a routine that includes time to blog.  I am not promising daily but a few a week would be much better than where I am now.  LOL!

So what have I been up to, well a lot of everything really.  Back in January I went to a conference for Shakelee with my upline.  It was AMAZING!  I got to see my Shaklee Family and hear some great testimonies and advice from our team.  Dr. Richard Brouse presented and I was impressed with this mans knowledge on several levels.  He was fortunate to meet and work with Dr. Shaklee himself.  How cool is that?  I would love to learn what this man knows.  Wouldn't you know that is possible?!?!  He has online nutrition courses.  The basic class is $100 ish.  I am saving up!

Some time in January, I was told about Dave Ramsey.  Have you heard of him?  I had not.  I went to the public library and got all the books by him I could find.  My husband read them first and something clicked.  We are now doing the baby steps and living like no one else, so we can live like no one else!  I will blog more about this another day!

In February, I was having lunch with my friend from Penny Pinching Boutique.  She has been losing weight and looking fabulous!!!!!  Anyway, at lunch we started talking about running.  She has never run a race that she remembers anyway.  She would like to do one.  We started searching and I think she has committed to the Rock N sole 5k on June.  I was giving her some other tips and will share all this here too.  [UPDATE: My friend finished the 5K in under 34 minutes!  She has signed up for the Brewer Mini 10K in September.  We have also signed up for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in January 2014 in CA.  WOO HOO!!!!]

Which brings me to where I am today.  I am at a cross roads of sorts.  I started this blog to keep in touch with family and friends.  (Honestly not sure how many of them even know I had a blog.). Then I got a few followers and some thought this was a running only blog.  So sorry to disappoint those folks, but since then I found Running Diva Mom and have been inspired to change my ways, thus the cross roads.  I am looking for a new or additional career.  I celebrated my 19th year anniversary of being a massage therapist in February.  I am currently working 3 days a week doing that and my body is feeling it!  I also love to run and help others with that.  I went to college and have a Bachelors in Kinesiology but never pursued more with that, just the massage schooling.  Dancing Princess is in all day every day school now.  I have enjoyed my "free time" but need to help with our money baby steps.  What I am asking you all to do is pray for me and that I make the right decision for my/our future.

I am looking at becoming a personal trainer.  And adding nutrition to that along with becoming a yoga instructor!  Whew!  I did it, I wrote it out for all to see.  Along the way I would like to help my friends, family and strangers reach their health and fitness goals.  I would also like to commit to a few half marathons, 5 & 10 K's myself.  [UPDATE:  I ran the Summerfest Rock N Sole Half Marathon in June. I finished in 1:59!  I ran the Run 4 The Paws 5K in 24.42.  I did Storm the Bastille in 26minutes with my PPB friend!  I did a private company race: Roots & Wings 5K don't know my finish time but had a blast!!!!  The kids and I are running The Color Run on August 11.  I am running the Madison Mini (half) Marathon the next week.  I am doing the Brewer Mini Marathon in September.  That is all that is on the calendar so far!!!!]

In the days, weeks and months to follow, I will be writing about all of this and more.  I look forward to my new blogging journey and working out the details of a new career.

Cheers to you and your health too.
Off n running,

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer is flying by...

So is the year.  I can't believe that I have not blogged since December 15!  Where has the time gone?  What have you all been up to?  I have been busy with the kids, my hubby and RUNNING!!!!!  WOO HOO!!!  YEAH ME!!!!!

I ran the Tyrenena Half Marathon in November and loved it.  I did take some time off in the winter months.  I want to thank a couple of frineds and massage clients for motivating me to get back out there and sign up for races.

I didn't share this with anyone, but I decided this is the year I get my act together and get serious about my health.  I will be 45 in 2014, in six months-ish.  I have battled cancer and beat it twice and really have been thinking that I don't like the thought of it coming back.  I watched a couple of documentaries that I have gotten some great ideas on the path I need to take to beat those odds again.

Check out these great documentaries on getting healthy:
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Vegucated, Forks Over Knives, Food Matters and Hungry for Change.
All of these are currently on Netflix, instant view if you are interested in seeing them!  The one that I loved the best was HUNGRY FOR CHANGE.  There was one women that struck me the most, Kris Carr.  She was told that she had cancer on Valentine's Day in 2003.  After some x-rays, tests and the like, she found out that she has Stage IV cancer in her lower lungs and liver!  She just celebrated her 10 year cancer-versary in February.  She has inspired me.  I have watched her documentary CRAZY, SEXY CANCER.  (This I got from the local library.)  She has a book by the same name as well as an awesome blog!

After watching her documentary, reading her books and reading some of her blog, I decided my kids need the healthiest mom they can have.  SO, I put some races on the calendar.  I have completed one of 3 half marathons so far, and have done 3 5K's.  I even placed first in my age group at one of the races!

I have been mostly meat free since January.  I still eat fish and shrimp once in a great while.  In the last month I have gotten serious about my dairy intake.  And now onto the big tough one: SUGAR!!!!  This is so hard for me to cut out.  It is soooooo bad for us.  Any suggestions on how to cut it?

Thanks for reading.  I am going to try to blog more in the next six months.  I am going to be looking at my 101 in 1001 list, too.

Chat soon!  Off n Running,