I run happy.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

You Have NOT Been Forgotten...

Thank you, precious friend, for the **heartfelt** email that rocketed me back to blogging!  Truthfully?  I've been reading blogs galore but not commenting...your stories and lives inspire but my REAL life calls me back to reality and I just have too much to do sometimes!  Most times!

Since January, you have all had your share of successes, changes and LIFE and me too!  I have not quite hit the big 47 years old but until then,  I'm racing my heart out, training and still have BIG GOALS and plans.  I've decided that I'm just a big-goal-kind-of-girl and I don't like anything holding me back...especially myself!  Since January,  I've managed to...

**drum roll**  Run a  personal best marathon in Arizona, a 3:25.  This was BIG.  I know it's a flat course, yadda-yadda, but I'm just going to say that MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY, this raced rocked. I felt strong and could have done MORE but a wise *coach* made me stick to the plan and it worked.  There's nothing like finishing a marathon with confidence.

--Still teaching kindergarten to some crazy kids.  We just finished a week of OLD WEST studies; ponies, cactus, paper cowboy hats...enough said.

--Still loving that AWESOME hunk of maleness in my life.  We celebrated 26 years of marriage this last week and it was bliss....by the way, I have him to thank for that 3:25 marathon.

--Still grand mothering on Tuesdays after school and every second in between!  Yes, I love it.  Sparkle Pants has now been renamed, Stinker Pants.  With potty training and "the mid two's" in progress, I thought it was a perfect reference.

--Still thinking that my daughter made the BEST choice for her life and the life of her son and his dad.  Choices and decisions are never easy.  I respect her.  I never COULD or WOULD have been able to be that strong at twenty-two.  BRAVERY.

--Still training!  I have an X-Terra Trail Race tomorrow and my mental plan is in the works.  The hill training is in progress,  the miles on the books...just more steps in the right direction!  Tomorrow will be F  U  N  !!

I have not forgotten those of you who are SUCH POSITIVE, TRANSPARENT inspirations in this WORLD of runners and bloggers!  Thanks for always being so honest and for sharing your sweet successes as well as your struggles,  I continue to learn from you and appreciate your efforts and steps forward!  I think I'm back to this... bar any new "endeavors" which may present themselves between today or tomorrow!

RUN ON, STAY TOUGH, SO GRATEFUL to be able to be inspired by you...
meg

24 comments:

  1. I was just thinking of you this week and wondering what you've been up to. Grandmothering and teaching those gorgeous littlies was a no-brainer but I wasn't expecting you to be telling us about a 3:25 marathon. You rock!

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  2. So glad you checked in, and that things are going so well for you and your family!

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  3. always good to hear from you meg! congrats on the 3:25!!! that is awesome. glad to hear all is going well with everyone.

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  4. Super positive! loving it Meg!:)

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  5. So glad you BLOGGED! Miss you when you are "gone". Getting close to the Boston bug here. Congrats on an amazing marathon. Woah! Give me a whoop whoop! :)

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  6. Yay!!! I've missed you Meg! congrats on your 3:25...you rock. Always. Such a great post to read. Glad to know you're still out there.

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  7. Oh goodie, I was just about to send you an email to see how you've been since you ran the marathon (and I didn't get a text back from the last one I sent *ahem* :))....and there you were, on blog land giving me an update (I'm sure it was only for me, (I'm sure it was only for me, right?!?! ;)). So good to hear things are going great and SP can at least keep his same acronym :). Keep being awesome! Say hi to BS for me!! Miss ya! xo

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  8. Great to see you back Meg! Super congrats on the 3:25!!! A marathon PR at 46. You are my idol. Yes, you better never give up on those BIG GOALS and plans!!! Sounds like life is treating you GREAT. Hope your race goes fantastic this morning! You made me smile today. Such positivity on a Sunday morning. Great way to start the day!

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  9. A 3:25 marathon is awesome. That has been my goal time for the past year. Glad your back blogging.

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  10. So glad to hear good things are happening.... And a 3:25 marathon PR!!! Awesome! We're sure you were on Cloud Nine for that one! Congrats on 26 years of marriage to your boyfriend - wishing you 26+ more fantastic years together! Also thankful to hear Stinker Pants and his mom are well. Hope you had a wonderful Xterra race today! :-)

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  11. Nice to see you back. A 3:25 marathon is awesome -- congrats. Sounds like you are in a good place in life overall which is fantastic!!

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  12. Wow! I'm so happy for you about your big PR! You are a rock star! You worked so hard for it and I'm so glad that it went so well. I hope your Xterra race was a blast, too. Wonderful to read about SP and all the good things in your life as well as all of the real life hard things, too. You inspire me every time I stop by to see what is up with you. Thank you!

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  13. Thinking about you recently. Good to see a post. Congrats on the PR. That is completely awesome. I am predicting you will have yet another marathon PR 47 coming or not.

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  14. There you are! :-) CONGRATS on that power marathon! If I keep my mind on you, I should be able to run a slow first-timer half marathon this year with ease, right? But first, I'm having the foot doc assess my recurrent plantar fasciitis this Friday. Grrr, I'm ready to start spring training for that half & my stupid left foot is doggin' me. Hearing how happy & busy & successful you are will help keep my spirits UP! Welcome back to the airwaves :-)

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  15. Good to see you back. A 3:25 is awesome, congrats!
    Are you still training with Tim? I hired him after an injury and I have improved a ton with his help:)

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  16. I'm sorry I didn't see you this morning at Black Mountain. Great job on the PR in January. I think you're going to enjoy 47 when it arrives soon.

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  17. Meg it's so good to read a new post of you and that everything is going well with you.

    Congrats on your PR! Awesome!

    Please don't stay away that long till your next post. I missed you.

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  18. Yay! Meg is back - we've MISSED you! I can see that you were kind of busy recently - just a bit? Stinkie Pants is lucky to have such a wonderful mother AND grandmother (and father and grandfather) inspiring people all around him. 3:25 you just ROCK girlfriend - you make me think I have a LOT to look forward to in the future. Keep it up babes and keep us posted!

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  19. Good to hear from you, Meg. :)

    CONGRATS on the 3:25. Don't be down-playing it - that is awesome!

    And Happy Anniversary! You two are a fine example.

    Keep loving life!

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  20. Hey Megster!!! Way to go on the 3:25!!!

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  21. Lovely positive post Meg, thanks! 3:25 is super fast in my books, congratulations! Yay for Stinky Pants! Love all your names always. X-Terra Trail sounds like my type of race, good luck!

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  23. Welcome back!!
    It's nice to see your blog show up in my reader feed again. And it is even nicer to see that things are going well and you're still ... You! :)

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  24. Sounds like life is grand... good for you! I've thought of you many times over the past 18 months that I've been away from running/blogging. I think it's our 'teacher kinship' - I recently returned to the classroom FT, teaching grades 9 - 12. Paradigm shift. :) Back on the road, too... a nice addition to the hectic school day. Stress reliever. Stinker Pants? LOL

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