Monday, October 18, 2010
Do you have a bucket list? I don't. My husband doesn't either. However, this weekend he ran his first marathon! To see that I am proud of him is an under statement!
Five years ago, I told him that I wanted to run a 5K. I had never run more than 1.5 miles in my life. So, we found a "Couch potato to 5K" training program and stuck to it! I ran a few 5K races and then ended up with knee surgery. Walking happens for me, and maybe a little "running" or "Wunning" as my neighbor likes to call it - you know, the walk and run!
Anyway, my husband went on to run the Riverbank Run (15.5 miles) three years ago. Then, early this past summer, he was talking to our neighbor friend and they were throwing around the idea of a marathon. So, over 400 miles in training they both finished the race yesterday!
Who knows what will be next, or if there might be a written "bucket list" in the near future!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
In my cleaning, de-cluttering and organizing mode, I came to a stand still this week! I knew I had to tackle my girls' rooms, but I didn't know where to start. So, I ended up taking things out of the closet, off the floor and off the shelves. Then, I tried to put "like" things together: books, crafts, clothes, games, etc. I also had a trash bag handy!! Note, I did this while the girls were at school! Also, any guilt that I might have felt, was replaced by the fact that "I am the Mom, and I know best!" I know this is tough, but it was worth it, when my daughter came home from school and was so excited about how her room looked!
Here are a few before shots!
One Last "After" shot!