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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

Of Sweat And Tears

I had a 14 mile run on the schedule yesterday. I was planning on running outside, but a heart-breaking message changed my plans. My Running Partner's Wife passed away yesterday morning. It wasn't unexpected, but it was painful just the same. I know many of you reading this don't know me. But if you have a moment, take the time to pray for him and his family. Pray that when the lows come, that they will be comforted. As everyone is in shock of her passing, I know that people are trying to comfort the family. They offer condolences and ask if there is anything that they can do. But as time goes on, and people return to their busy lives, it's often at that moment that people who have lost loved ones need the most comfort. So if you are reading this, and if you feel led to do so, please pray for this family that they not only would be comforted at this moment but in the upcoming months and years.

So needless to say, yesterday's long run was an emotional one. I still planned to run outside in the cold. But my husband advised me that it might be too slick since we did receive a little snow the night before. But I didn't want to skip this run. So my other option was... yup, the treadmill.

Normally, I probably would have just skipped this run. But I couldn't. In some way, I felt that I needed to do this for her. So this very long run (for me) on the treadmill was in her honor. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't think of quitting.The tears and the sweat mingled. I ran. I walked. I ran some more. I got cramps around 10-12 miles. I stopped and stretched and got back on.

But I finished.

And I know that she would be very proud.


  1. Long treadmill runs are mentally challenging, especially if you have some emotional hardship during them. Good job sticking it through :)


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