Marathon Training Week 6

Despite little sleep due to a sick baby, then catching his sickness myself, driving 6 hours to Milwaukee, and touring my new school, looking at apartments, and walking along the river, I managed to get most of my miles completed. I skipped a 4 mile run to have an extra day of rest when travelling. Luckily,…

Marathon Training Week 5

This week went pretty well with training. It was nice to have a few runs outdoors with the nice weather. I really want to get on my bike, but it is hard to get comfortable with taking so much time away. But I’ll just keep reminding myself that it good practice for the fall when…

A Facebook Fast

During Lent, some people fast. They may do a complete fasting for certain time or may fast from a certain food, or decide to go without some other item or activity. I’ve never done it before, nor is it necessary, but when done for the purpose of bringing you closer to God, it can be…

Marathon Training Week 4

    One month in and feeling great! A little less than 3 more months until marathon day arrives. Here’s how the week went: Sunday: 3 miles Monday: rest Tuesday: 7 miles Wednesday: 4 miles & 36 lap swim Thursday: rest Friday: 4 miles Saturday: 11.16 miles I went outside for this week’s long run….

1st Birthday Party

This past Saturday we enjoyed a lovely party for Oliver with family. I’ve never hosted a party before, so I was nervous about having enough food, but we ended up with plenty extra for us to eat this week as leftovers. We really wanted to make all of our food plant-based to show that it…

Marathon Training Week 3

    I started this week super sick, but luckily recovered with a rest day on Monday. It was also busy getting ready for Oliver’s 1st birthday party, but I still managed to get my long run in no problem Saturday morning. I went a little bit slower, keeping the pace around 11:30, but when…

1 Year Old

Today was Oliver’s 1st birthday. One year ago I awoke in the early morning to what I thought were just some cramps and 10 hours later I was holding my baby in my arms.   My life is completely changed, but I love having my son to play with and cuddle every day. Each day…

Marathon Training Week 2

Another week, another bunch of miles and cross training logged. I don’t really have any pictures so I’ll put pictures I’ve saved on Pinterest instead. Luckily this week I didn’t have trouble getting everything I planned completed. Here is was my week looked like: Monday: 40 lap swim Tuesday: rest Wednesday: 6 mi, core Thursday:…

Marathon Training Week 1!

Week 1 of 16 of training for my first marathon is complete. In 2015 I was halfway through my plan when I was surprised by Oliver’s coming so I ran a 10k instead. This time I’m signed up for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth this June. The week didn’t go exactly as planned, but I completed all…

Thoroughly Equipped

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” I knew I would need to go back into full-time teaching for the next school year. I came up with some ideas of…

Merry Christmas! A Look Back at 2016

Merry Christmas! This is the card we printed and were able to send out to some. I managed to lose a few. The only thing I can come up with is that sometimes static electricity kept two stuck together, so maybe I sent two to some people? If you live nearby, I’d love to have…

Book Review: It’s OK NOT to Share…

and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids by Heather Shumaker Browsing through the library, my eyes caught this title, which certainly evokes an emotional response. Today children are pushed to always share, but this book presents why that may not be what is best for a child’s development, along with 28 other…