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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wow! I did not realize how long it has been since I posted on here. So much has happened, namely I got engaged!!!! I am marrying my best friend, and great news- he is a Sparker, too! Together, we've been eating healthy and running and doing all kinds of good things. As a matter of fact, we got engaged after a half marathon in Nashville. It was cold and snowy, but it was still amazing and beautiful, and he's the best guy ever.

Why I came to write this tonight was because I wanted to share news about my son. He's started running with me; he's into week 5 of C25k and doing awesome! His training plan has him finishing just before his first runDisney race, Expedition Everest Challenge. It's been great seeing him grow and being able to share my love of running with him.

However, it's taking a little bit of a toll on me. I've been running my own training plan in the morning- oh, did I mention I'm doing my first marathon in January?- and his plan in the evenings. It's not ideal and not the best choice for my knees/feet/shins, but I'm doing it for my son and there are only three more weeks, so I'm going to ease up on my training to help him out. :-/ Cross your fingers for me; I've been getting so much faster; my new 5K PR is 27:20, which I won a race with. This week I'm running another, so hopefully I'll maintain my speed.

Overall, life is good. It's not perfect. I've had some struggles. I've had to change my plans for my masters. I still haven't lost all the weight I gained, though the scale is going down. But I'm truly happy and that's the best part of all.

Okay, well, I hope all my Spark friends are doing well! Drop me a line (or a goodie;-) and I promise to return the favor! Have a great day/night/morning!

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  • DNS9264
    Thank you all! :-) I'm so happy... and healthier! Good luck on your journeys as well!
    2229 days ago
    Congatulations on the engagement! I think it's wonderful that you are both on Spark. My husband joined Spark to support me (he is already very athletic) and I cannot tell you what a difference it makes! Best wishes for you both!
    2231 days ago
    Congratulations! I'm going to try to get my boys running with me after my half marathon is done (at the end of this month).
    2232 days ago
  • MACMOM57
    2233 days ago

    You and your husband will be on the same page health-wise, and that will be a real goal reaching advantage for both of you. -And with your son involved with your running, you can't miss.
    2233 days ago
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