Family · Health and Fitness

Mr. Mom

I love my husband. Seriously. This whole mommy getaway adventure is because of him. He encouraged me to go, assured me it would all be taken care of, and he had it all under control at home. Seriously!? Who wouldn't love this man? Here is what he's been up to: Reading to Jake's class during… Continue reading Mr. Mom

Family · Health and Fitness

Big Time Small Town

As a mother of military kiddos, I often marvel at the idea of living in a small town, putting down roots, and having them grow up from kindergarten through 12th grade in the same school district. Does anyone do that anymore? It seems like it would be idyllic in some ways, a nice idea, but… Continue reading Big Time Small Town

Family · Health and Fitness

Race Report: 2014 Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Running this year's half marathon was awesome for a couple of reasons. First off, hubby was home so he was able to be with the kids AND cheer me on. It was also the 3rd in a series of 3 - so all of my race medals match! (It really is all about the race… Continue reading Race Report: 2014 Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Family · Health and Fitness

When Coming in Last is a Big Win

Last year we ran the St. Patrick's day fun run out on base. We did the 1 mile run, knowing the kiddos wouldn't be able to do much more than that. We also had the benefit of the stroller while Eric was deployed, so worst case scenario, they could take turns taking breaks. It's amazing… Continue reading When Coming in Last is a Big Win

Family · Health and Fitness

St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

The gym at NAS Whidbey Island periodically has fun runs, a 1.5 mile, a 5k and a 10k. I ran one of the 10ks last year and thought that perhaps Jake would like to run the short race, while we push Hannah in the stroller.  I would be over the moon if at least one… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

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Megan McClung Memorial 5K

In light of my husband's family tragedy, it seems so insignificant to post my little race report on the memorial run I did Saturday morning. When things of this nature occur - it brings perspective. Over the last few days I have been looking at my kids differently. When Jacob asks to push him on… Continue reading Megan McClung Memorial 5K

Family · Health and Fitness

Preparation

Today was the last race before Eric's departure. Kind of bittersweet, but I really didn't have time to dwell too much on it because I was SO completely unprepared for today in every way that I just had to muddle through. Flying by the seat of my pants, I snoozed longer than I should have… Continue reading Preparation

Health and Fitness

Another run, another PR!

So excited!! I did a 5k today and set a new personal record!! I ran the first mile in 7:52!!! I still have a hard time believing that was my pace!!!! I NEVER thought I would see numbers like that! The second mile I did a pace of 8:15. And the 3rd mile I have… Continue reading Another run, another PR!

Health and Fitness · Photography

Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Just had to share the pictures from last weekend! This one was about mile 4-5 🙂 Feeling great and loving the sunshine that morning despite the cold temp!   The rest of the pics are from the finish line.....     It seems like I do this at the end of every run. I don't… Continue reading Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

The Great Aloha Run….

 This was the crew - bright eyed and ready to run!! Today was my last event in Hawaii....and it's been a bittersweet day. I ran 8.1 miles at a pace of 10:11. Not too shabby considering less than a year ago I WALKED my first event and have no idea what my time was. I… Continue reading The Great Aloha Run….