A Denver Family's Adventure Through The Ups And Downs of Life

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Return to Running and Weight Loss

Not too long after coming back from our Florida trip, I looked at some photos that I was in and I wasn't happy with how I had let myself go. I don't want Sam to have memories of me as the mom that isn't able to do much, because of her weight.

These photos are my fuel!!

I first signed up for Runner's Edge of the Rockies (REOTR) to get into their running program for the Colfax Half Marathon. After running their schedule for a month or so, I joined Weight Watchers and have seen a drop of 13+ pounds in the last 7 weeks.

The Colfax Half won't be a problem, I'm right on track to be in good shape for it.

My next goal is the biggest, The Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon. I have decided to train with Team in Training (TNT), since I know their training method and like the camaraderie, which seems to be better than REOTR, since their is a loftier goal of raising money for charity.

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I hope to recruit several women on my block to train with me.

I have a splinter blog where I'm going to detail my running "career." Please follow me at Running Towards 26.2.

First Vacation of 2013 (Heavy Photos)

My family, my dad, and my best friend headed to Florida in early January.

We decided on this, because Jody and I were going to complete our first marathon, The 20th Anniversary Disney World Marathon. Unfortunately, I experienced plantar fasciitis, which sidelined me from training for 13 weeks, which ended my training. I wish that I would have spoken to a podiatrist before I had already paid for the entry fee. One of these days I'm going to go back and complete the marathon, or maybe event the Goofy Challenge (half marathon on Saturday, full marathon on Sunday).

We flew out on the 5th, but the marathon wasn't until the 13th, so we stayed in Bonita Springs, where my family has a condo and stayed there from Saturday until Wednesday. Here are some highlight photos.


We went to the pool, out to dinner and they boys went to a nature preserve and saw a crocodile. We even went to the Golf of Mexico. The water was freezing, but Sam didn't care.

On Wednesday, we headed up to Orlando and stayed in a house that I rented. Amazing and reasonably priced!

Thursday was Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. I'm not sure if Sam even blinked once while we were there.

Friday we decided that we would have the most fun at Disney's Animal Kingdom. He got to meet his favorite characters.


What a great place. Not a crazy as Magic Kingdom, but definitely pretty cool. We were able to relax more.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm Back!!!

I know it's been a very long time since my last posting, but I want to get back into blogging.

What's happened since my last posting (October).
  • My 40th Birthday (November)
  • Back into Running (November)
  • Laid off my job (December)
  • Florida Vacation (January)
I hope to post about our Florida vacation and my return to running by the end of the week.

Thank you for your patience and remembering that I'm still here. :)