Getting a handle on things (again) …

Thank goodness we managed to put Christmas away before the plague hit our home. For me, it’s bad enough having to let the little things go around the house when we are all under the weather. But if Christmas was still out I might have lost my marbles by now, HA! Anyway, today is another day when the kids and I are feeling pretty good. YAY! So I’m hoping this day gets us back on track mind, body and home!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get a handle on things (again)!!!


A wonderful Mother’s Day …

Having lost my mom over 23 years ago Mother’s Day has always been a bit of a struggle for me. Some years are worse than others. This year I seem to be doing pretty good with all of it. I’ve had a lot to overcome these past 7 months and I guess it just has me feeling straight up appreciative. Although her time here was cut far too short, I am blessed to have had such a wonderful mother. A relationship that has blessed me far beyond our physical time together. I also have beautiful healthy children whom I love immeasurably. I am here. I am healthy and I am able to enjoy this day with them. It is a gift. I feel this in my soul. And I simply couldn’t be more thankful.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!

I’m as ready as I’ll ever be

Today I am getting on a plane and heading to Minnesota so that I can run in the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday with my dear friends and running mentors.

WOW! Someone pinch me! I cannot believe that I just wrote that and that this day is finally here!

I struggled physically and emotionally since breaking my foot and I am so thankful that I feel like my foot is healthy enough to go through with all of this. Despite all of it, I made it! Honestly, it’s a miracle. And took an army!

I know it won’t be easy come race day, we all know I am certainly not at my peak. But I plan on battling a few demons out there on Sunday. A lot of those beasts decided to rear their ugly heads this time around. And I think it’s time I put them to rest. In fact, I’m looking forward to it.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel as ready as you ever will be!!!

Happily waiting on my miracles …

I went to the orthopedist today and got the “Okay” to run again. I was so nervous waiting for them to read my x-rays I was on the verge of tears. But I got the best news I possibly could have and I couldn’t be more thankful.

Truthfully, it was a long shot that my bone would be healed enough to get out of the boot. I was in it just over three weeks. Usually a broken bone takes 8-10 weeks to heal, but for some reason I had some crazy amount of bone growth. So much so that they even asked what I had been doing to get this kind of healing. Honestly, the only thing I did differently was that I added turmeric to my daily supplements. Otherwise I just did a whole lot of hoping. I think we forget that our heart and souls have a lot to do with our healing. Our attitudes and our outlooks matter quite a bit more than we give them credit for. At least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

I know that I have a long way to go until race day. This was quite a setback, to say the least. But I am still in this thing. The Twin Cities Marathon may not be what I had hoped it would be, but if I have learned one thing in this life lesson, it’s this: sometimes what we hope for isn’t what we need at that very moment in our lives. That sometimes we have to trust that God and the Universe have set us on the right course; the path meant to fuel our passions and to ultimately help us live out our miracles.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think that my miracles are very much worth the wait.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you couldn’t be happier!!!