Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thankful Thursday-February 23, 2017

The last several weeks have been hard but I still have things to be thankful for in my life.  I started a new training group for 5k.  This is a No Boundaries training group in which I meet twice a week to train for a 5k.  Yes, I know that I can do this distance but I'm not strong physically so I decided to start over with my running.  I have made some wonderful new friends in this group and look forward to training with them. 


I have also decided that I need to get into a different routine.  My core strength is gone, my running times are slower and I have gained almost 30 pounds in the last two years.  So, I'm going to start with a trainer on Monday to design my own workout program and also Weight Watchers.  I need to feel better physically and mentally.  These last two years, I have struggled with my health and still struggling with my thyroid disease however I realize that I need to take care of myself. 
So new steps-baby steps but it is all wonderful!  As always, I am so grateful and thankful for this life that I lead. What are you thankful for this week? Let me know as I would love to hear!   Till next time and remember, my journey continues...If you can dream it, you can do it as Walt Disney said!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thankful Thursday-February 9, 2017

I have had a lot of things to be thankful for this week.



Last Friday as a  Balega impi, I was invited to visit the offices here in Durham, North Carolina.  I was chosen last year as an impi and it has been a sheer joy to work with the people at Balega.  Once again this year, I was chosen to be an impi.  To visit the people and place faces with names and thank you was absolutely wonderful!  As I drove to the offices, I was overcome with a sense of gratitude and happiness.  What a delight these wonderful women were on Friday!  I saw their new office spaces and met some other wonderful people at Balega.  We had fun with our Balega socks and I got to see them start to put together the packages for the Impi team!


That package arrived yesterday with so many goodies and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being a part of this wonderful team once again this year.

My weekend was filled with joy as I hosted a paint party at my new apartment.  My princess posse friends came over and we enjoyed an evening of painting, wine, food and friendship!  I am so very lucky to have these friends in my new home here in North Carolina.  It has made the transition easier for me to know that these ladies are my friends!

As always, I am so grateful and thankful for this life that I lead. What are you thankful for this week? Let me know as I would love to hear!   Till next time and remember, my journey continues...If you can dream it, you can do it as Walt Disney said!

2017 Raleigh Rock 'N' Roll Race Recap-Part II

Sunday morning came quickly for the Raleigh RNR half marathon.  We were up and on our way to the convention center by 5:30 am.  Parking was ...