Well that was a nice little break… so much to catch up on! What has changed – I’m a marathoner, I own my own business, I have new goals, I’m more confident, more tired, more in love with my family, know more about myself, and am pretty much loving life! In order to not make you fall asleep, here’s a dump from my phone to catch you up on the past 6 months! Consider this like a tv show you’ve missed a few episodes of. This is the ‘previously on’ 🙂 Oh yeah – they’re not in order, either. So there’s that.
Nolan has grown so much! He thinks it’s about time he got his drivers’ licence 😉
There were so many early morning runs as part of marathon training. I learned to embrace and appreciate those palm trees and the sun rising behind them.
I had my first back to back weekend of racing. 5K one Saturday night and a half marathon first thing Sunday morning.
This. Everything about this.
Nolan turned 2, and discovered the wonder of cake.
There were many photos of shoes through the training process. Altras ftw.
I ran some mornings and it felt great, and some long runs were in the pouring rain where the only saving grace was the satisfaction in knowing that I didn’t give up.
We picked out pumpkins.
Ate dinosour size avocados
Jingo puppy as elegant as ever. She tolerates the fact that there is a small child taking over her home.
We relished the days where we could soak up the sun and embrace nature.
South Florida = sweat. Sweat, sweat, and some more sweat.
So much joy in this journey.
Many post run playground shenanigans
Getting in my miles wherever I am, this was Thanksgiving weekend at my parents’ house.
Lots of stroller runs, and Nolan showing off his feet. He’s rubbing in the fact that he doesn’t have runner’s feet like mine.
Love my family!
Half marathon as a training run. 35mph winds, morning after a 5K. 2:06
One month later, ringing the PR bell. 1:56:04.
At Christmas we bake cookies.
I placed 3rd in my AG in a random King of the Hill Challenge 5K! Not my best race but had ‘hills’ (or what Florida calls hills).
We trick or treated, Nolan saved the day as a Fireman/Firetruck
For sure I’m a trendsetter in run-fashion.
Thanksgiving Day 5K! Got a PR, 24:21
More shoe photos, more Altras ftw From the half marathon where I got a PR – I was happy! Running’s fun.
Oh this little boy of mine.
Running can be a bloody sport when you tend to fall down a lot.
Learning to scoot on Christmas Morning
At the marathon expo
Hotel race setup selfie pre marathon morning.
Obligatory marathon morning bathroom selfie!
The coldest morning the Miami Marathon has ever seen!
I finished, survived, persevered. 4:24. Way off my goal but oddly at peace with it all. Had to buy the professional pictures, thinking it might be my one and only marathon! Going over the Venetian Causeway (I think?)
Pain picture. It was very hard.
I don’t think that there is anything I could love more about this photo.
Plank style #teambicchick
Stroller running! First attempt at a self timer pic. I’m legit now.
I wore real clothes, and sometimes spent all night working. #thegrind
More shoe selfies. Giving the pureflows a little love
Weekly swim lessons have been a highlight for sure
This boy loves to work and learn.
It’s all about that sunshine. And the self timer selfie.
Everyone loves the stroller run!
Nolan working the selfie game
Loves include grandma, grandpa, and ice cream
Oh yeah – I’M RUNNING THE NYC MARATHON!!
Jingo loving the post run sweaty selfie
Nolan’s first soccer lesson. Hula hoop required.
We are family. This is the best.
So, there you have it. the last 6 months in a nutshell. A very long, picture-filled, nutshell.