Sunday, July 17, 2011


Do you ever look at your pictures and think, "Nobody is going to care about the parade we went to or the fireworks we saw." "Nobody's going to care that we had a friend over for play time." And so the vicious cycle begins. Never blogging, never journaling, constantly getting asked when I'm going to update. I'm tired of feeling the guilt. I want to blog because it makes me feel good, because maybe someday I'll actually print it out into a book for my children to read.

I resolve to only blog when I feel like it.

Some of my favorites from the 4th of July.

I forgot my camera the morning of the 4th. I was super ticked I didn't get proof of my 5k run. I ran in this same race when I was pregnant with Nora. Actually I shouldn't even say I ran it because I walked it and almost died. I think it was the only day of my entire pregnancy that I got sick. I kid you not when I say that I came into second to last place. OF EVERYONE. It was pathetic.

But this year, this year I've been training. This year I've become a runner. Something I never thought I would do. And I came in at 31:45. I know it's not the super greatest time. But I was proud. Really, really proud. I ran the whole time except for 5 seconds of it.

I always wondered how anyone could enjoy running. I would always say, "I can't run, I have asthma." When honestly I think I was just so out of shape. I probably have a tinge of asthma but it's nothing that I haven't been able to slowly work up to and start gaining a resistence toward it.

Now I crave it. I think about the next time I might be able to go running again. To feel my feet on the pavement, erase my thoughts, listen to some good tunes. It makes me feel strong. And I can't wait to run my next race. Can't wait to see if I can get a better time.

And so my obsession begins.

Nora loved the fireworks. She loved playing with cousins and friends. She has the best cousins on both sides of our families. Sweet girls that love to play with Nora and cute Logan that tries to wrestle her. I love my nieces, and nephew.

Holidays make me love having a kid even more. You get to enjoy everything as if you were a kid again. It makes me excited for Fall and the holidays. I'm not rushing summer though......that's for sure.


Heidi Madsen said...

Loved this post! Love that you love to run! When I am not pregnant anymore we can run together! :)

Savannah Roberts said...

I love exercising also! How do you find time to run though? I'm always running plans through my mind of what I could do with the boys but I obviously don't like the ideas much. I've even seriously thought about joining the gym again just so I know they'll be safe. I trust more public places to watch my children anymore. I'm inspired by your perseverance and ambition.

LOVE the firework photos. Turned out so pretty.