Showing posts from September, 2015

Race Report: Wild Hog Half Marathon 2015

Hey there! We're back after a fun weekend away as a family and I've got a race recap to share with you. After an "unplugged" week, I'm joining up with Jessica and Jill at the Fit Dish link-up. The week was wonderful but it's nice to be back! --- Wild Hog Half Marathon Results: Finish Time - 01:39;58 Average Pace - 7:37/mile Placing - 43 rd /553 Overall, 13 th /300 Females Summary: We traveled to the race on Friday evening, picked up my race number and went out to eat with a friend at Noodle's & Co. It was a nice night... minus super cranky children. Baby W cried from Noodles & Co. until we made it up to our hotel room. And then cried some more. E was beyond tired. Leo and I both agreed that we should never leave our home with the boys again. 5:30 AM - My morning alarm came way too soon! I was thankful to have a decent night's sleep with E sleeping through the night and Baby W only up a couple times to nurse. First things f

Celebrate This Place | Five-Minute Friday

Good morning! Welcome to this week's  Five-Minute Friday ! What's a "free write"? No editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write! This week's word: 00:00 START the timer! ______________________ Today we're having a party! Won't you join me? Let's kick this party off by praising God for where we've been, where we are and what the future might hold. Our faith journey is something to celebrate! Looking back on where God has taken us reminds us of His awesome sovereignty, the hope we have in Jesus and the power of our prayers. Today let's celebrate by reflecting on answers to prayer as reminders of God's faithfulness. Let us give praise to the Lord for His work in our lives and pray boldly for the future to come. God is capable of so much more than we can imagine! Think of all the miracles that Jesus did in the Bible - that's OUR God! He hasn't changed. He is still

Training Week 10: Finding Balance

Whew, this past week was a doozy! First things first, I'm joining up with the Fit Dish and Faith & Fitness link-ups again this week. Today we're talking plans. We all have them! We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. PROVERBS 16:9 NLT Proverbs 16:9 is the perfect verse for this week because I had a plan and God had something better planned for me. "My" plan included the usual to-do list plus another week of half marathon training with higher mileage than the previous week. God's plan for my week was REST. Almost two weeks ago, I acquired some lovely cold-sinusy-allergy symptoms and, despite all of my efforts to fight them, it had to run its course. As of today, I'm feeling much more like myself! I'm currently reading through Susie Larson's book <affiliate link>, Balance That Works When Life Doesn't , where she defines balance and breaks it down into three parts. "Encarta dictionary defines balan

Some Things Never Change | Five-Minute Friday

There is something I love about this almost-Fall morning. The cool, crisp air makes 42°F feels refreshing, my coffee is still a lukewarm, and it's  Five-Minute Friday ! Win, win, win! What's a "free write"? No editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write! This week's word is: 00:00 START the timer! ______________________ My best friend came over for a visit yesterday and we had a wonderful time catching up, reminiscing and laughing. Over the past four years, we have changed so much. It seems like nothing is the same. Marriage, moving away and two kids make it hard to recognize the "me" in the pictures from four years ago. We used to see each other daily and now it's more of a every-few-months sort of thing. We're older... and I would like to think wiser as well :) Some things never change. Months have passed yet our conversation starts off right where the last one ended. There

Training Week 9: Purpose in Every Step

Hope you're all having a fine Labor Day weekend! I'm sharing this Training Week 9 update with the Fit Dish and Faith & Fitness link-ups. Week 9?! Only three more weeks until race day... and the end of September. I hope Fall sticks around for a while. It seems so short while winter seems so very, very long. Our verses for this week are from  1 Corinthians 9 , where Paul is teaching us about our need for self-discipline. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27 When I was thi

Yes | Five-Minute Friday

Hello there! It's  Five-Minute Friday link-up time. What's a "free write"? No editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write! This week's word is: 00:00 START the timer! ______________________ Let me tell you a little something about myself. I am petrified of singing in public. Singing in church with the congregation is fine, as long as no one hears me, but to actually sing a song in front of someone makes my stomach turn and my palms sweat profusely. I just can't do it! Yet, I sing all day to my boys. Like, ALL DAY. I didn't grow up listening to Christian music but random songs come to my mind every day and I know it's the Holy Spirit putting them on my heart. He is the only possible explanation because I don't know how I even know these songs! This week, E and I were singing the "yes, Lord, yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord" song. That's the only verse I know so we sang it o