It has been a while since my last post and not really because I wanted it to be but life has just bee a little busy lately. Of course there is that whole - I don't have Internet at home thing too that kind of puts a kink in things. I worked today and then gave old Hampton a bath so while he dries I figured I would use the Internet while I had access to it.
Training updates: Chelsea ran her first seven miler last weekend and she did AMAZINGLY! Other than hills (which she hates) I heard no complaining. I am so impressed that she hasn't even been running an entire year yet and she did seven miles last weekend and we are scheduled to do 8 tomorrow. It's just awesome. Billie joined us for our 7 last weekend and Courtney and Billie will accompany us tomorrow. I love running even more when you do it with friends - it's becomes a social gathering rather than a calorie burning sweat session you know?
Billie and I did a trail run at Shaker Village on Sunday and although it was insanely hilly, it was beautiful and we plan to run there lots more in the future. We did accidentally get off our trail and end up on some old crazy dog breeders property (you had to be there) so chalk up one weird experience we have now had together. Ha!
Last training info (I promise): Chelsea and I did speed work this week - basically short sprints with lower than usual pace jogs in between. We did 7 400 meter sprints to be exact and we were whooped. We both pushed ourselves seriously hard and decided that Asbury Seminary keeps there gym way to flippin' hot up in there.
Other updates: Kennedy has decided that her favorite fashion statement as of late is her pull-ups with no pants and her snow boots with furry tops from her Nana. I just can't tell you how hilarious the combination of the two is. You really need the visual to grasp the hilarity of it all and unfortunately I can't download pics at work so I will have to share that with you later.
Lastly, I had my month long birthday celebration wrapped up on Sunday with a super sweet gathering of friends. Billie and Abby made dinner for myself, my hubby, their hubbys and my two other friends Janine and Chelsea on Sunday evening and the meal was TO DIE FOR. We had salad, spinach wrapped chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and a plethora of desserts. The food was so delicious but mostly I was just humbled that they would go to all that trouble for me. I just felt lucky to be surrounded by people who care about me and who I consider true friends. To cap of the evening they gave me a gift which I also can only do justice with a picture (coming soon). They custom made me a purse with a special pocket that mommy's need (a diaper and wipe pocket). I was going to buy the purse because I so love their creations, but they gave it to me instead and I was so super pumped. I have been rocking my purse every where I go and I have gotten lots of compliments. So...if you would like to see what the girls can do, check out their website at www.abbyandbilliedesigns.com.
So...this has been a hodge podge posting but it's because it's been too long. I am off tomorrow to go to Charleston. My friend Jennifer had a little boy yesterday and I can't wait to see him and hold him while I am home. My sister Angel and her daughter will be at home too so it will be fun to be with loved ones.
Until next time...