Training Week 2: Tired. Just a State of Mind?

"Tired is Just a State of Mind"; That's usually a motto I swear by, but lately the "tired" has spread to the rest of my body!

I left work early on Monday with a sick baby and spent all Tuesday taking care of him (and power cleaning on naps). I hate to miss work sporadically, but I couldn't imagine a better reason to be gone! The devotional I read that day put it into perspective, "The best gift you can give your children is yourself." My sick baby needed a parent to take care of him!

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16

Today's devotional

Our News

No, we're not expecting #2... yet. We've got two BIG changes happening in our family, though:
  1. August 9th is officially my last day as a corporate graphic designer! I'm going to stay at home with E and work freelance design projects when I have time.
  2. And, we're moving to a neighboring small, small town. Less than 1,000 people small. The house is cute, but it needs some renovating to become a "home". I better get really good at painting soon!

My feelings are so mixed. I'm SO excited and anxious at the same time. Change is always scary, but Leo and I know this is the right direction for our family to move in. We're in for an adventure and I'm so excited to see where God takes us in this journey. It's definitely not going to be easy, but what's the fun in always taking the easy road?

Marathon Training Week 2

I'm learning to be very laxed in my training these days, especially in the base phase. The training runs are going fine and the important ones are getting done, but I'm lacking the "zip" in my step. I'm doing my best to accept that I'm in a new phase of life that makes training more complicated! When I was training for Boston in 2012, I ran 40 to 50 miles per week. Pretty sure that's not happening for a while, at least while we have little ones in the house. I wouldn't trade it for one second; I just need to get more creative!

I love my little man!

Running Recap:

M - 3.33 miles, speed. Now that Leo is home, I can run in the early AM again without the jogger :) It's getting a bit too warm some days to take E out with me.

T - Home from work with a sick baby. Power house cleaning was my cross training!

W - 6 mile normal run.

H - 4 mile run on a mix of hills, grass, and the usual pavement.

F - Tennis with Leo and a 1.2 mile run home.

S - 9.25 mile long run, 8:28/mile.

Total Mileage - 23.78 miles


  1. Congrats on the changes!

    I've felt very much the same way with Susanna- that just being there with her is best. Providing her with the constant love, stability, acceptance, etc. is key and it's something that is best for me at this moment (and I pray always.. though, of course, she's growing and her needs change!)

    Best of luck with the new home! How wonderful! I'm sure you'll make it "just right" for your family.

  2. Thank you, Wendy! That's so true; children do need constant love and acceptance, especially in these early stages. I'm excited to fix up the home! It just needs some good-smelling candles or maybe some baked goods, a good coat of paint, and re-carpeting to feel more like home :)


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