Forgive me readers, it has been months since my last post.
So much has happened this year, at least for me.
At the beginning of the year I got a new job that has taken up so much of my time and has made me slacking in my posting. I have still been crafting and running and meal planning but I haven’t had time to tell you about it.
I became a homeowner. For the very first time my husband and I bought our own house. There were a million reasons we had been renters for so long, but all that came to an end this spring. So of course all that came with getting financed, finding a house and moving took up so much of my ‘free’ time.
I became a marathoner. Yep, I did it. I ran (well, ran/walked) my first marathon. While I am very proud of my accomplishment I am highly disappointed in my time. I will tell you all about it in another post.
I am of course ready to run my next marathon and wondering about one in Oct. There are a number of ones I would like to do in Aug or Sept but the timing just doesn’t work out. Then there is nothing past Oct, until the next year. But I was hoping to beat my time this year….
As it has been working out, I have run at least one race every month this year. Some months there are two and I have already participated in 3 virtual races with 2 more coming (those are not included in the monthly total!) If I don’t do the marathon in Oct I will have to find another race to keep my streak going. I already have races planned for Nov & Dec.
I am trying to decide if I want to focus on a few big races next year or keep doing what I am doing and running all the races I do know that there are a number of them that I have not run, that I would like to. So next year may be the year for new races only.
I also bought my first fitness/GPS watch and couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s the Garmin Vivoactive HR. So if you are a Garmin owner and want to connect I am @MamaSonshine
I am finally on a Hood to Coast team this year! We decided to join as a fundraising team, so we are raising money for Providence Cancer Center. It has been a real challenge keeping a team of 12 people together and fundraising. Currently we are selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser and the proceeds from the running window decals I make and sell in my Etsy shop will go towards our fundraiser.
Here are the two new stickers I made to sell as a fundraiser. You can purchase them through my Etsy shop. And again the proceeds will go towards our fundraising goal.
I know there is more but I am tired and need to do some wall sits. I just wanted to check in and let you know that while I haven’t been writing I am still running.
Just. Keep. Running.
Want to find out what is on my race calendar? Check out my list.
This year my running club and I will be participating in the Hood to Coast Relay Race as a fundraising team. We will be raising money for Providence Cancer Center to help #FINISHCANCER. Click on the picture below (or here) to donate today.