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I must say that I am LOVING training for the 2008 KDF Marathon. I title my post, “It’s just about finishing..” because that has been my motto and that is what I tell people when they seemed overwhelmed by the training schedule for the mini or full marathon. It’s not like any of us are actually going to win the thing, but what an accomplishment to continue on and finish the race. As I continue to train, I’ve been asked a number of questions about running/health/nutrition etc.. I by no means am an expert at any of the above, but do some reading and take a real interest in all the topics I’ve listed. Here are a few resources I have found that have been very helpful for me.
The Best Food for Runners – This article is a must read. I’ve actually added the majority of these into my diet in some fashion, weekly, if not daily.
Not Loosing/Maintaining Current Weight While Running - A friend asked me just yesterday about this topic. She has taken up running, but hasn’t seen any real weight loss yet. I attributed some of it to maybe an increase in muscle and suggested that she should see a change in the shape of her body, but diet usually plays a factor. This article is great at trying to help the reader get a handle on what cards, fat and protein are needed in their diet to maintain or loose weight while running.
KDF Mini/Marathon Official Site – Lots of great info about race, training, nutrition on this site.
Triple Crown of Running – Link to the well known Triple Crown of Running in Louisville, races begin in March! Register Soon!
Wow, it seems like we’re having those, “I can’t believe she can do that” moments way to often. Although I was excited when she was came and showed me that she had put her shoes on and fastened them all by herself, but I was even more proud of what she did this evening. I had taken the girls to the Schadt’s house for dinner where the whole fam gets together to eat. It gets a little crazy with 5 kids under the age of 6 running around. While Autumn wasn’t there, Makenzie got into her desk and took out her lip gloss. She of course showed it to me. I told her that it was wrong, to put it back where she found it and that when Autumn got home from class she needed to apologize for getting into her things. Now I was thinking, there is no way she’ll remember.
When Autumn finally arrived over an hour later, Makenzie went right up to her and said, “My sorry my took your lip gloss.” I think she’s finally starting to get it..all those things Dustin and I keep telling her! I was such a proud mom.
It is so bittersweet….I want her to stay so small and so little, but it is so exciting and rewarding to see her growing and learning so many things. What an amazing responsibility I am given by the Lord to be her mommy. I continually think of the following verse which encourages me to keep doing what I’m doing even when it doesn’t seem like I’m accomplishing much.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
I vow this year to spend more time reading and writing which means I would love to post more to my blog and share what the Lord is teaching me as I grow as a follower of Christ, a wife, a mom and a foundation builder.
Our schedule has seemed to begin filling up recently which we love. Dustin is getting a lot done on his Ph. D and looks to be graduating this December! Hooray! I am currently training for my second marathon with a great new friend that I met through a moms group at church. (Shannon, I love you girl!) We’re having a blast and can’t wait till race day, April 26th!
Our girls are amazing and Dustin and I are continually blessed by them and their fun personalities. Makenzie (turned 2 in December) is a walking comedian and has a running commentary on life..hilarious to say the least. Macy (8 months tomorrow) is sweet, sweet, sweet. Her “happy all the time” personality leaves everyone with a smile. They are the joy of our life!
I’m helping a little with our moms group at church and leading a small group which I am enjoying very much. Student ministry is going well and I’m looking so forward to Daugthers of Sarah and iGroups starting back up soon!
I leave saying one thing, “What a life!” God has so richly blessed our family and our ministry. Dustin and I are learning so much about what it means to love Jesus our Savior and love people! There is no place I rather be than where I am right now.
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
I don’t know if you have them, but we sure do…a ton of photo Christmas cards that you hate to throw away, but what else should we do with them. Well, I thought of this great little craft to do with my 2 year old daughter, Makenzie. I cut out all the pictures and let her glue them with a glue stick (she LOVE glue sticks) to some construction paper. We took them into the kitchen and hung our papers full of fun photos of our favorite people to the refrigerator. She loves running into the kitchen and asking who the people are over and over again. What a neat way to help her learn peoples names and it was so much fun sitting down helping her glue everything together! I’ll never throw our cards away again!