Another new adventure begins! With the demise of my Facebook life, I feel rather disconnected from those of you who cared about what was going on in my/our lives. So, why not blog?? My family and a few friends have been at it for a few years now, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about their goings on and seeing pics of my nieces and nephew....and everyone else, too!
I especially have enjoyed keeping up with my sis in law on her journey of 'change'. She continues to amaze and inspire Brian and I as she makes her way through her process of testing her limits, and pushing herself forward. I don't think she really knows how hearing about her realizations and struggles and determination helps motivate Brian and I and keeps us moving forward. A small example of this is that she has registered for and will begin training for her first Half Marathon soon! Amazing! Knowing that she is about to start down a very challenging (yet very doable : ) few months was the boost I needed to refocus on my own marathon training. Visualizing her finishing her first half marathon, putting in all the training miles, seeing her get her medal....was just the boost I needed to finish mile 20 of my last long run. Seems like a small thing, but believe me, its not. We don't know how a small piece of our life can help someone else in theirs. Sometimes it is in a small way, sometimes its in larger ways.
Which brings me to this blog. As you may have figured out from the name, it will mainly be about Brian and my adventures in fitness and family. For us, those are intertwined pretty tightly. Our kids are with us on every single training run we do. So far for this marathon, we are nearing 300 miles. Most of those 300 miles Emma has ridden her bike along side us. The kids are also here at home with me for every workout I put in. That's 4 a week, about 1.5 hours each. They laugh when I yell, they laugh when I tip over. Sophie laughs when she can hold a side plank for longer than me. They laugh when I am at 60 jumping jacks and have to run to the bathroom because...well, I've had 3 kids so this shouldn't really need explaining.
Point is, you have been given warning that the majority of posts on this blog will deal with working out, running, and family. We will always have our picture site up and running, so for info about what we are doing from day to day not fitness related, keep up with us there. Brian has also been working on his blog, which will be mostly about our family adventures.
I promise to be completely honest about the ups and downs of my journey to stay healthy and on track. I hope you'll find some useful tidbits along the way, and hopefully have a few laughs along the way, too!
Also, when I have more time I will work on the look of the blog and get some pics up, but for now, I am off to do my workout...bring it on Jillian!