Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I am SO missing my hobby!!  My hubby is an avid hunter, may it be deer season or duck, he loves it.  And technically, I'm all about him having some type of hobby, I just wish we could get together on our times!  LOL  I have said over and over when people ask : "HOW do you find time to train for a marathon?!"  the answer is quite simple:  I have a wonderful support system at home.  He knows running: 1. keeps me healthy 2. keeps me SANE!!  3. is something that I truly, TRULy enjoy and look forward to doing  4.  did I mention keeps me sane?  ;0)  5.  is dear to my heart

I have MISSED running these past few weeks.  It. Is. Time!!  O.VER duck season, people!  Thankfully, this is the last week and training begins Sunday.  WOOHOOOO

On a heavier note, my dear friend is still in the fight for his life.  I am rendered helpless of this situation.  His wife and I became best buds in college, she was the maid of honor in our wedding, and do you just have "that" friend that's closer than family?  We've seen good times, bad times, funny times, trying times...  My heart is completely broken over this entire situation.  Cancer is a horrible disease.  I just don't understand.  He is THE FUNNIEST man I know!  I laughed and told my husband the other day that I miss his funny antics, texts, and personality.  I'm worried his mind-set is not what it was a few weeks ago. And rightfully so!  But we need him to FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!  Kiss your babies, tell your loved ones how much they mean to you, and STOP AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY--you never know what's around the corner.

KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON!  (Maybe I will REALLy and TRULY get to start running again next week!  ;0))

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

God is good, all the time

Too many times we take this life for granted.  I encourage you today, if you should stumble upon this little ole blog in the great sphere of our internet, to hug and kiss your babies, TAKE TIME FOR THOSE YOU REALLY LOVE, and trust God. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah...

SeRiOuSlY!!!  NEEED to get motivated!!!  I simply have not done ANYTHING since the race.  I mean, what's up with that!?!?  Grrrr....not in the least bit motivated to get this tail in gear either.  I'm hoping that next week will bring some new inspiration from......soooomewhere.......annnnnywhere!  I think 2012 will bring along some good times, goals, and friends to connect with on the pavement.  Maybe after I get moving my girls and I will get it together to meet to run.......hmmm....maybe, right?  ;0) 

Anywho....good news on my bud today.  Surgery is not going to happen at this time, gonna hit it with chemo first.  Yay.  Did I mention my daddy is a STAGE 4 BLADDER CANCER SURVIVOR!?!?  YEP!  Goin' on 5 years this year.....walking miracle.  That's what his onocologist calls him.  I'm praying hard that our friend will be a WALKING MIRACLE!!!! 

Well, tomorrow is Friday.  FRIIIIDAY, people!!!  And, did I mention my baby is now 6!!!   SIX!!!!!  He's sooo much like his mama, by the way.  He has told anyone that would listen, may they be at school, or in a restaurant, or at a store, he was announcing it was his birthday.  We have celebrated all week.  Yep.  Just. Like. Me.  (poor kid--ha!) 

So I'm still working on getting more pictures of the race.  Sometime soon.  Maybe. No, really, I will!  ;0)  Stay tuined!  More to come! 

Have a great weekend, yall!   MUAH!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Things I do not understand

I left off the other day stating I was dealing with a heavy heart.  What I meant was, a dear friend of mine is in the fight of his life with stage 4 colon cancer.  I do not understand why, how, when, what......I have so many questions.  The news rocked all of our worlds last February.  He's been such a trooper, a fighter. After surgery and HARD chemo, we were given "good news" in November.  He took his family to Disney, enjoyed spending time with his family on Christmas, but the excruciating, unrelentless pain returned.  We found out last night his cancer is back. 

I am heartbroken and devestated.   I do not know how to help my dear friend.  It's very frustrating being on this end.  You want to help, but are simply reared helpless. No words can express what you feel.  When I look at my friend, I miss him so much.  He was the life of the party!  People gravitated toward he and his wife.  Everyone loves them so much!  I just don't. understand.  But then, I'm not supposed to.  God knows...A man's steps are directed by the Lord. 
How then can anyone understand his own way? Proverbs 20:24.  I DO trust, knowing God has a plan for it all.  Understand?  It's not for me to.  I must trust and have faith knowing He loves us and knows where we all are at this moment. 

2011 came and went in the blink of an eye.  I took many lessons away from the year, one being a great reminder:  Life is short.  Live it to the fullest.  And never take ANYone or ANYthing for granted. 

Love to all!