Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time flies and kids get older!

So I get on blogger and see that it has been about 2.5 YEARS since I have last blogged. What the?!?! Where has the time gone and wow there is a lot to catch up on!!

Now that I have updated the sidebar with all the kids information and new pictures I can move forward with a direction of the blog. Its harder to write when the kids get older. They do not change daily, weekly or even monthly like they did when they were babies. One is out of the house and in college, one is starting to think about colleges and what he wants to do and then of course we have the 2 littles at home and we are thinking what we want to do as far as schooling with them in the near future. That will all come as other posts when I write relating to the kids but even with the adults in the house so much has taken place. 

I have always been involved in sports, mainly soccer. I have hung those soccer shoes up and replaced them with running shoes. Before I had done some 10Ks and a few 5Ks but about a year and a half ago I started to run a little more. Not consistently but more often and further distances until January of 2013…….

I ran my 1st half marathon. That half marathon turned into 3 more by the end of 2013. Whew so now I have a goal of at least 3 half marathons a year until I can no longer run that many. Hopefully I will be able to keep this goal for the next 5 years or so. 

Then you have Chris, the husband, who has also always been athletic and a gym person. Last spring he  jumped out of the box and into the pool and eventually did his 1st triathlon. That 1 triathlon turned into 4 or 5 (I think 5) in 2013. WOW!! He has already signed up for 2 this year and has not stopped his efforts in trying to get me to jump into the pool. He went as far last fall as to buy me a bike, a REALLY nice bike that I LOVE!!! I do love to ride but the swim thing is holding me back. I was never a competitive swimmer growing up but I did take all the swim lessons possible as a kid and I did go to the pool everyday as a kid. That ended like 20 years ago when I became a mom and my pool time switched from me having fun in the water to me having fun sitting on the side watching my own kids. So, we shall see how this pans out this year!! 

So, I guess this is a start and maybe a turn the blog will make from here on out. I will of course update on the kids from time to time but I will also add much about the running, training, races and maybe even triathlons completed along the way. I guess people and seasons change so the blog must also!!