Sunday, December 29, 2013

All Good Things Must Come to an End...or do they?

Crazy how things work out!

Just this morning, during a workout, I poured my heart out to a friend about this blog.
Why did I abandon it? Why did I leave it? Why did I drop it off on a doorstep for someone else to care for? (Haha, not really that far but you get it.)

I used to be so good at documenting my victories as well as my failures.  Yes, I said failures because failures aren't always a bad thing.  "I can accept failure, EVERYONE fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."-Michael Jordan

I have had so much go on this year but too lazy to document.
So, we decided I would just start here.  Put down all the great things that happened this year and start fresh for next year.  
I don't believe in resolutions.  I believe in dreams-goals-accomplishments.  So, I've made it a goal to continue this and I WANT to fulfill it.  So here goes:

January-My literal dream of meeting John Mayer came true.
 February-I was introduced to Beachbody and became a fitness coach.  I met amazing people and got to be a part of watching peoples lives transform due to a healthy life change.  
March-I became a mommy to a teenager and we spent our last month together (Babe was deployed) getting to know each other all over again.  This time I watched a young lady be born.
The teenager.
April-Babe came home after 6 months overseas.  He missed out when both of his grandmothers passed away and their funerals.  He also missed out when our cat Morrison passed away. 
May-I PR'ed during the Prairie Fire half-marathon.  I ran an 8:00 min/mile for 13.1 miles.  My finishing time was 1hr 44min,  putting me 11th in my division and 165th overall.  I cried at the finish line.  I also said good-bye to a good friend as her family moved overseas (fist in the air to military).  I then made a decision to temporarily say good-bye to some toxic family members.  I couldn't allow them to breathe negativity in my life anymore.  Until the day of renewal comes, I'm content with the decision that was made.
Welcome home Babe!
June-It wasn't a happy time but we had to put our sweet Anabelle to rest.  It was the hardest time of my life.  She helped me tremendously during my panic/anxiety.
July-John Mayer concert in Kansas City! (It was no meet and greet but it was still an amazing concert.)
Rest in Peace Anabelle
Kansas City
August-Met two new runners and they immediately became family.  We would summer train during hard months of pure heat!
David and Gwen join the crew


We got two new Burmese kittens and we named them Moose and Marie.
September-I was sick with a sinus infection for 3 weeks but still trained hard.  Migraines would hit me like crazy but I pushed through.
October-Maddy gets hospitalized for 2 weeks with a severe lung infection.  When doctors are worried, that means you need to pray and pray hard.  It was also a time of realizing who truly cared for your family.  It was a hard reality.
Halloween in the pediatric unit.
Delta F 508-Maddy's CF gene mutation
The Liberty Bell
November-Even during the toughest times, I still made it to Philadelphia and completed my 6th marathon.  I heard The Lords voice the whole run.  I technically missed a total of 1 month of training due to me being sick, Maddy being hospitalized, and migraines BUT I still finished under 5 hours.  I prayed to at least finish in 4 hours and 45 minutes and I ended up finishing 4:46:03 (SO CLOSE!)! I was still good with everything.  We even ventured out to Scranton, PA. to see the sights of where some of The Office scenes were filmed.  We had a blast!
December-John Mayer meet and greet with an amazing front row seat concert.  This time we traveled 15 minutes to see him because he came to Wichita.  Babe was starstruck.  I think his exact words were "oh crap, its John Mayer."  Best night ever!
Front row seats!

So there it is, 2013! I'm ready for 2014.  I'll kick off the New Year running two 5k's and a half-marathon all in 12 hours.  

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Mar-Little Rock Marathon
Oct-St. Louis Marathon

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