I’m so sorry I haven’t been on here recently!  This January has proven to be quite busy.  We’ve had 50 feet of snow (well, not 50 but it has to be close to that!), I started a new job, and I’ve been trying to plan my race year.  Apparently you have to really think in advance about registering early as races tend to fill up.

My next race is going to be in April with Gordon (his first!).  It’s the Asbury Park half marathon.  I’m happy to be able to have something to look forward to and train for!  Although this snow has had me indoors quite a bit.  I ran outside today.  It was 14 degrees and my hair froze!  It looked gray with frost!!  Then Gordon and I are doing a relay race in July.  I’ve always wanted to do one and can’t wait!!!  It’s 92 miles total, 7 on our team, with 2 legs each.  FUN!  I’m also planning to do the Disney marathon in Jan 2012 with my good friend David who has taken up running.  It will be his first!

I don’t really know what is going on in the universe lately, but it seems like a lot of my friends have been going through some very difficult times.  I have been really worried about them and sometimes carry that worry with me throughout the day.  I worry, and pray, and try to think of ways I can help them, all the while feeling guilty that things are going ok for me (just knocked on wood with my fingers crossed!).  So, I’m very very thankful to still have running in my life.  It has been a way to keep something consistent in my life, and a way to de-stress, even just a little.  I truly hope things begin to turn around for everyone.

I came across some good websites and want to share:

1.  http://www.ettika.com  they have great inspirational jewelry

2.  http://www.101cookbooks.com

3.  http://www.pickyeaterblog.wordpress.com

4.  http://www.eatingwell.com  I recently subscribed to this magazine and they have some great low point recipes; all with nutritional info!

 

I also had a new subscriber to the blog this week and it was someone I didn’t even know!!!  That was very exciting for me!!!!  And I’ve noticed that there has been some high traffic on here lately!  Thanks so much for the interest and please feel free to leave any feedback or comments or questions 🙂