My half marathon training is COMPLETE!! Now all I have left to do is…run the marathon, of course.

Tonight Jessi, Stacy, and the kids and I all went down to the convention center to pick up our race day stuff. It was neat-lots of cool running stuff to look at. We got our bibs and shirts, and changed corrals so we are all in the same one. I can’t believe the race is Saturday! I am kind of nervous, even though I am confident I can do it-it is just something I have NEVER done before.

Oh, training for this week:

Monday-30 min. Body Flexor on Nike app

Tuesday- ran by myself outside-30 minutes-3.11miles


Today-ran with Jessi and Stacy outside-30 minutes-2.60

Tomorrow-definitely a rest day!!


And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24-25.

This is what a five mile run with Mommy will do for you!

Half-Marathon Training Week 13

Almost done!!

Monday-Cross training-30 minutes “Flex Machine”

Tuesday-ran outside with Jessi-40 minutes-3.79 miles


Thursday-ran outside with Jessi and Stacy-40 minutes-3.72 miles

Friday-supposed to be a cross training day, but I am always SO tired on Fridays…plus, my hip has been really sore while running, and after the, ahem…cartwheels I did during our pep rally yesterday, it was hurting already, so I didn’t want to push it.

Today-Ran 5 miles outside pushing Jack in the stroller-54:36 minutes. I haven’t gotten to take Jack jogging with me as much as I did Josie, because I don’t have a double jogger, so I was happy to take him today :). I was going to go while both kids were napping today, but Jack was really fighting his nap, so I just took him with me :). He loves riding in his stroller! Oh, and I’m really glad I rested last night, because my hip felt better today while running than it has in the last few weeks.

3 years, 10 months


You are just 2 months away from being a big FOUR year old! And let me tell you, you are excited.  You absolutely loves birthday parties, and you have been planning yours for months now. Every time we go to someone else’s birthday, you just get that much more excited for yours! Here’s a glimpse of you this month: 

-You went to the Vandy tournament game with Nana and Shshr. You LOVE going to the ballgames. 

-You switched to a Graco Nautilus carseat for Nana’s car. 

-One day at preschool, you decided you wanted to be a “tray” instead of  a “lunchbox.” You ate a little, but then decided to go back to being a lunchbox the next preschool day. 

-Your teacher on Wednesday night was very impressed by how detailed you drew a flower in her class. You LOVE to draw flowers, and you draw each part- the petals, the middle, the stem, the leaves. 

-You actually PLAYED on the Chick-Fil-A play place…..Daddy was a BIG encouragement, since he went in with you. 

-We celebrated Easter. You really know what Easter is about. Whenever someone would ask you, you would say “Cause Jesus died on Easter, and He comed back to life….”  You were also really excited about egg hunts- you had three- one at preschool, the one at our house with your cousins, and one at Nana’s with Jack. 

-You got to go to Raegan’s birthday Strawberry Shortcake birthday party. You were SO excited. Raegan is one of your favorite friends from your preschool class. 

-Some things you love: playing pretend (with anything/anyone!), being outside, flip-flops, anything pink or purple, strawberries, carrots and ranch, Dinosaur Train (your very favorite show right now), swinging, stuffed animals, drawing, stickers, making cards for people, painting, sidewalk chalk, ballet, your Daddy, BOOKS, your brother, making tents, sleeping in big t-shirts, riding your tricycle, taking pictures with Mommy’s phone, hide and seek, Barbies, ice-cream, picking flowers, climbing, princesses, tutus

-Some things you DON’T like: movies/shows/books where someone gets in trouble, or you even think someone is going to get in trouble; going to sleep in the dark (sometimes you sleep with EVERY upstairs light on); snakes, bananas (what kid doesn’t like bananas?), BUGS, especially ones that fly

Baby girl, Daddy and I are so proud of the sweet, intelligent, loving, funny, polite little girl you are becoming. You have such a big heart, and it shows to everyone around you. We love you sweetie pie, 


I don’t post a lot about school on here, but I wanted to share this picture-these ladies are very near and dear to my heart-I couldn’t imagine my life without them! God has blessed me with such an amazing school to work at, and such an amazing team to be a part of. I am SO grateful for these ladies!

And yes, just for the record, we are all wearing camo pants-today was our TCAP pep rally, and our grade did a military-style chant-we had so much fun!