I am a Marathoner! And other things to catch you up on the last 6 months

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.36AAFC1F-7F0E-4E8A-8F9A-2939157A90D6

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.65B9F7EA-A6D6-47CD-ACD0-57CC0F937C17

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.069B60DE-BB6D-46A2-8411-348EF3C9A0A0

We picked out pumpkins.446F22E3-107B-4294-BAC7-0C46F174FAAB

Ate dinosour size avocados679AC89A-A531-4C22-A968-BBA28EB92329

Jingo puppy as elegant as ever.  She tolerates the fact that there is a small child taking over her home.917B20CF-A98F-4CEF-8EF5-ED9337C4CF76

We relished the days where we could soak up the sun and embrace nature.7114FE55-2437-4155-BB36-58150F06332F

South Florida = sweat.  Sweat, sweat, and some more sweat.102413B5-A95E-4EDD-BF2A-57F59AD2D053

So much joy in this journey.796461C5-B129-4935-8112-FB1C40ACAF8D

Many post run playground shenanigans94665836-5BDC-4B6F-96EF-9EC4F53F82B5

Getting in my miles wherever I am, this was Thanksgiving weekend at my parents’ house.AA6FC4D5-D830-4AA0-BA83-FAC9EC6F37A8

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.BE73E5CD-1CB3-453C-9387-7A4EB1FB6BEA

Love my family!C5FED609-13B1-4E9A-80FA-7C00CAEB5952

Half marathon as a training run.  35mph winds, morning after a 5K.  2:06CFFF5E10-A0EB-4FA9-9A17-A8379F8BCDC0

One month later, ringing the PR bell.  1:56:04.D3B0A7A6-B9EB-4C72-81CA-6FEA0A7F7347

At Christmas we bake cookies.D164030B-23C1-49EE-8CF9-FAD5931298BD

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).  DC82482A-663A-4C69-B516-A709351DC7D9

We trick or treated, Nolan saved the day as a Fireman/FiretruckDDBFC801-2EF7-4920-B005-C1B609723D84

For sure I’m a trendsetter in run-fashion.E14CB4D9-FF07-4B3D-94CD-510D9E38D156

Thanksgiving Day 5K!  Got a PR, 24:21FullSizeRender

More shoe photos, more Altras ftwIMG_0008 From the half marathon where I got a PR – I was happy!  Running’s fun.IMG_0021

Oh this little boy of mine.IMG_0051

Running can be a bloody sport when you tend to fall down a lot.IMG_0053

Learning to scoot on Christmas MorningIMG_0149

At the marathon expo


Hotel race setup selfie pre marathon morning.IMG_0346

Obligatory marathon morning bathroom selfie!IMG_0350

The coldest morning the Miami Marathon has ever seen!IMG_0357

I finished, survived, persevered.  4:24.  Way off my goal but oddly at peace with it all.IMG_0374 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.IMG_0399

I don’t think that there is anything I could love more about this photo.IMG_0466

Plank style #teambicchickIMG_0495

Stroller running!  First attempt at a self timer pic.  I’m legit now.IMG_0602

I wore real clothes, and sometimes spent all night working.  #thegrindIMG_0633

More shoe selfies.  Giving the pureflows a little loveIMG_0696

Weekly swim lessons have been a highlight for sureIMG_0704

This boy loves to work and learn.IMG_0709

It’s all about that sunshine.  And the self timer selfie.IMG_0731

Everyone loves the stroller run!


Nolan working the selfie gameIMG_0750

Loves include grandma, grandpa, and ice creamIMG_0843

We’re weird.IMG_0855


Jingo loving the post run sweaty selfie


Nolan’s first soccer lesson.  Hula hoop required.IMG_1006


We are family.  This is the best.IMG_1020

So, there you have it.  the last 6 months in a nutshell.  A very long, picture-filled, nutshell.

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