Monday, April 29, 2013

St. Luke's half marathon

Yesterday I ran the St. Luke's half marathon for the second time. I PRed (by just two minutes but still a PR) and had a great time running it. It is so crazy to me that running is my thing now. I never thought I would enjoy running but since last April when I first ran St. Luke's, I have ran three more halfs, multiple 5ks and a full.

I am so excited for this new person that I have become in the last two years.
From the VIA half marathon in September

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Run while you can

It is so easy to take things in life for granted.
Make the most of your body and time now, while you can.


I went for a short run today, sans music, and got some major reflecting done on how fast this year has gone by. As much as I want it to be August so that I can begin my career dreams, it is so bittersweet to leave my job that I truly love. The girls are like my little sisters and I love their parents too. I was a different person before I started nannying for them two whole years ago.

I also thought about how one year ago I was so nervous to be running my first half-marathon. Since then, I have completed numerous 5ks, halfs and a full marathon. It is amazing how far you can come in one year! Next weekend I will be running that same half-marathon and I am not nervous in the least.
God really shows you what you are capable of if you let Him.

Time is flying by and I am getting more and more excited about being at school full-time next year on the way to pursuing my dreams.

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's All Good

This past weekend I purchased Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook, It's All Good. Say what you want about her-my sister laughed at me when she saw my new book-but I love her. She is the picture of classic, which I love. Her new book focuses on eating foods to make you "look good and feel great". Most of the recipes avoid gluten and dairy as well.
I tried my first recipe last night and it was delicious. I made the risotto with peas and greens and it was divine! I have plans to try many more from this book.