Thursday, July 25, 2013

I wish...

I wish more people read my blog only for the reason that when I want to share amazing things like this it would reach more people.
In June I participated in a 5K called Millie's Princess Run.  I came across it while I was looking for a 5K in my area.  I knew I wanted to do it when I saw the name but then I read why the race is held and I made a promise to myself that I would be back every year to run it.
Go here to read about the run (Scroll down to the bottom of the page linked to read about Millie.)
I brought my girls with me and they dressed up like princesses.  I wanted them to see me running this 5K and why all of those princess runners were there.  It was a great race.  Millie's parents are amazing.  Millie had just passed away less then 2 weeks before the race.  I was so inspired and continue to be inspired by Millie and her family.
You can support a great cause and get a very cute outfit for a sweet little girl in your life and when your sweet girl wears it  you can be grateful that you have her to hold in your arms.  So go here and buy it!

Please read about Millie and share her story!

Love to you.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My brother's blog.

My brother is amazing and started a blog.
He lives in Guatemala and his blog is about exposing the social injustice of Latin America through pictures.
He is a great photographer and I would love it if you would check it out and follow his adventures.  He has only posted a few times but already I have cried at just the sight of his pictures.  He is so amazing and I am lucky to have him in my life.

I am definitely inspired.

Thanks Mike.

Love to you.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Running like crazy.

In all aspects of my life I feel like I am running around like crazy but I am also literally running like crazy or trying to.  I am training for the big St. George Marathon where I am racing my friend but I have also decided to run a marathon before it to see how I am doing.  It is hard to train with 3 kids while working and doing everything else I need to do but I am doing it.  It is easiest to run in the morning but that requires me to wake up really early which can be very hard.  I started using the running app Strava and I highly recommend it.  It actually gets me motivated to get out there and run and also put forth my very best effort.  They have created a way to make your running competitive and I love it.  I am all for a little friendly competition if you haven't noticed.  If any of you are runners or bicyclists (Strava does bicycling and walking as well.) then sign up for Strava and lets follow each other and help keep each other motivated.  I am yet to be King of the Hill (or is it mountain?) on something but I am working on it.

Some of you might think "If you are so busy why would you add run a marathon to your list?" and I say I do love to run but I needed something to motivate me.  I was in the worst shape of my life before I started training and I needed to get something to force me to get moving.  It is hard to stay motivated to exercise when there are so many other things that need my attention but I think keeping myself healthy should be very close to the top of my "to-do" list and training for a marathon ensures that it stays close to the top.  Also, I think it is really important for my  kids to see me taking care of myself and exercising.  I want them to know how important it is so they will take care of themselves too and it will be natural for them to do so.  Some of you might think that running a marathon is not healthy to that I say whatever, our opinions differ.

On the subject of balancing the rest of my life that is for a different post.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Back from vacation and I hate T Mobile .

My vacation was so great.  The only reason I am back is because I missed my kids.  I probably would have stayed on St. Thomas had they been with me.  The weather was perfect, the beaches were perfect and having real beach hair was so great.

Mostly we sat on a beach and swam in the ocean which was all that I wanted to do.  I didn't really have access to my phone while on the island because I have T Mobile and they really do stink.  Their commercials are deceiving.  They have such great pricing because they have such bad coverage.  They last 2 places I have traveled I have had horrible coverage.  Do you ever want to travel to the east coast?  Well leave your phone home if you have T Mobile.  Everyone else I was with had full access to everything their phone had to offer and I did not.  Now that I think about it maybe it was a good thing but it was still really frustrating.  I couldn't check emails, instagram, facebook, google+, blogs but the real thing that bugged me is that I couldn't use the navigation feature which is nice when you are visiting somewhere new.

Anyways, when I got back it took a while to get back using my phone.  I am definitely on my phone less since getting back which has made me contemplate ditching T Mobile and taking a break from having a phone for a couple months.  Mainly because I would have to pay a fee to get rid of T Mobile and I would need to make up the cost.  Oh, and also to experience all the balance it would bring blah, blah, my life is so perfect and I am so at one with the earth blah, blah.

 St. Thomas has a lot of pirate history.  It was fun to visit some historic sites.  We came across this plaque about Jack Sparrow.  Can you find the Freudian slip?

Or maybe that was his real life's ambition.  If it was his ambition then legend says he did achieve it.

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