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I'm a work in progress. I'm a mom to two, soon to be three, awesome kids that have taught me things I didn't know I needed to learn. I'm married to a kind and handsome man that I genuinely love to be with. I like to be around interesting people and enjoy learning from others. I'm quirky, energetic, have a glass that's usually half full (of wine) and am spontaneous when it fits into my plans. My life is much slower than it once was and even though I sometimes miss the old days, I never take these new days for granted. So, I've given up alot of things in order to give more of myself to my family ... and they better appreciate it. I mean, I expect nothing in return for my selfless love.

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I'm now running 3.1 miles (5k) each time I run which is at least three times a week. Today Nate and I went to Ft. Wayne to the running store and I got fitted for running shoes. It helps when my ankles aren't caving in on themselves. It helps alot. The shoes I got are ... hhmm, I can't even remember what kind I got. Let me ask Nate .....
Ok, he said Asics. Now he's up and getting them from the bedroom to see which ones exactly. I'd say he's pretty excited about this whole running venture, you know?
He's back. I got GT2000.
Sounds impressive? I suppose so. They keep my ankles from bending in and touching the ground so high five to that!

A little pic for those that need a visual of what I mean by my ankles caving in (pronating)

I bought a 5k sticker, too. You know how people put those stickers on their car windows that read '13.1' or '26.2'? Well, I have a 5k!! I told Nate it's a little embarrassing because it's such a piddly distance but he told me that considering how far I've come that I should stick it on the window with pride. Good GRIEF my husband is the sweetest.

I got my first bloody toenail yesterday. I took my shoes off and when I saw the blood on my sock my first thought was, "Yeah, girl. Go on an' get it. Run, baby!!" My second thought was, "Oh, I feel sick. I don't want to take my sock off. What if I lost my toenail? *barf barf*" BUT, my toenail is still in tact, just bloody. Wootwoot!

Tomorrow my friend Jenny and I are running the 5k course that we'll be running in March. Hope I don't die.

It's crazy to think about how I could barely run for three minutes at a time a month ago and now I'm running for mileS. Mile with an S on the end. So, so loving this.

I truly to owe it all to Moringa oleifera. No more post partum depression, my brain isn't foggy, I'm losing weight like woah and I can RUN. My lungs are so much stronger.

Ok, time to watch Skyfall with Nate on the couch. Not running. :)


Christie Wessels said...

I'm so glad for you! Such an exciting change. 5K is definitely something to be proud of, and hearing your consistent positive reports is exciting! YAY!!

Luniquely Maggie said...

SUZE!!! This is so awesome! Girl! I'm so excited for you that you are diggin running! Not everybody likes it, but it is serisouly the best cardio exercise ever...and it's free! No gym membership required! Cool about the shoes! That's a great 'reward' purchase. haha. After your first 5K maybe it could be a new pair of running shorts. Haha.

I need to try this Moringa......waiting to July girl. But don't want to!