Run. Run. Run.

So, my training has continued and I am so close to my goal of running my first 10K. There have been a couple moments during my training that have been slightly emotional for me. For example, when I had worn out my first pair of running shoes. Or, when I ran my first 5K. But, this week I experienced a moment that had my eyes watering.

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This is what my treadmill said at the end of my run last night. I am fairly certain that I will never be an “elite” runner but this is pretty darn “elite” for me.

I know that the actual race weekend will probably be a bit emotional for me, too.

As a reminder, I’m fundraising for Special Olympics for this race. If you want to donate, you can donate directly on my fundraising site here.

 

 

Oh Christmas Cat, Oh Christmas Cat

This year, since baby girl is still in the “grab everything and throw it on the floor or put it in my mouth” stage, we blocked off the Christmas tree with the ottoman. The downside of that has been that Buddy has had an entire Christmas season without being able to easily sit under her (or rather, everyone’s) tree. She was very happy, then, on Christmas morning. The ottoman was moved out of the way to make way for the presents. Once the presents were opened and out of the way, Buddy was able to reclaim her favorite spot for the holidays.

Most of the year, Buddy is a tree cat. She loves to be perched up on a table or chair or lap. She rarely sits on the floor (unless it’s summer and there is a flip-flop to sleep on). However, during the holiday season, she quickly becomes a floor cat. I can’t really blame her, though. Who wouldn’t love to spend the day sitting underneath a Christmas tree?

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IMG_6964We took the tree down last weekend so Buddy has been busy trying to find a new spot. Right now? Her spot is on my leg…..

My New Best Friend

So, my lovely readers, you already know that I am training for a 10K. You can check out my fundraising page here. Well, the 10K is in Florida. Which is great because it’s in February and a February 10K would only be doable (for me) if it was somewhere warm. The downside? I don’t live in Florida.

I was very concerned about how I would keep up with my training. One of the first cold-ish days in October, I went for a morning run. Let me just say, it was awful. Just awful. I’m guessing that once I’ve done more training, my lungs be a bit more prepared for…um…October. But I needed to continue my training without it being, well, awful.

So, here’s my new best running friend. Yep. A treadmill. It’s definitely not a fancy one but it does the job that it needs to do. And it folds up so it’s out of the way. It was also a lot cheaper than trying to get a gym membership.

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Once spring has returned, I can get back into running outside. But for now, it’s nice to be able to keep up with my training without setting a foot outside. šŸ™‚