"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, April 11, 2014

My Week - Running with Daughter

A couple weeks ago I thought it would be fun change things up a little here and do a "photo Friday" of sorts on my blog to share a few snippets of my life in it's new ending.  :)  So, here goes.  
 My son is getting some rest after having pins removed from his knee.  Since I'm healing from my abdominoplasty I can relate to the vex of not being able to do anything you used to for a while.  I can also encourage him that it's not forever.
Take last Saturday for example when I ran 4 miles -- the longest run for me so far since surgery.  I even began to speed up a little towards the end and was so excited.  Right now to run a 12:00 mile consistently is "good" for me.  I started with a 12:30-13:00 first mile, so to finish with an average just under 12:00 mile was awesome.  
I was feeling very slow, but when I felt myself speeding up a little I told my husband I was overjoyed and felt like my legs were remembering what it was to run long distances.  Hooray!

Then yesterday afternoon my daughter and I did our two-mile run together.  This was slow for her and speedy for me.  Perfect.  We didn't talk much, but we did make note that it was amazing to see how far I've come that we can run together.
Especially when it was four years ago this past week that I ran my first 5K and it took me almost 45 minutes.  THIS picture reminded me of just how far I've come and encouraged me that things are not so bad now.  

And that's a little photo proof of what I was up to this week.  :) Have a good weekend!

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