Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hello World!

5 miles to empty. Story of my life. Have you ever felt like you are just almost out of gas, not in your car but in life? At that sputtering stage where you are urging your car along by lunging your body forward...just a few more feet to the station. Must. Get. There. That is how I feel most of the time. I am not complaing, really. More just wondering if I am the only one?

I have been dreaming of running a marathon for a couple of years now. I only in the last year began being kind of serious about it. Last year I decided to run an offical race every month. I did it all but December when my race was cancelled due to major ice. Most of those races were half marathons! So if I can run a half I can run a full! Right? I seriously doubt it. But one can hope! I am planning on running my first marathon October 4 in Portland. We will see how it goes.

Share your running stories and your training tips! I am desperate!

On another note, i was poking around at the blogs of some other mom's who run and I found Run to the Finish. She posted a gratitude journal. I think this is a great idea and to be honest I have read studies that show people who keep a daily gratitude journal are happier than those who don't. So I am going to follow suit and keep a daily gratitude journal here for everyone to see.

Daily Gratitude Journal
1. I am thankful for my sweet little boy who is now almost 4!
2. I am grateful that I am able bodied and have the ability to run.
3. I am grateful for the beautiful weather and sunshine we have had here lately.
4. I am grateful that I finally made it through grad school!
5. I am grateful that my husband was able to call me today from somewhere in the world!


  1. WELCOME to Blogging!! Tacoma?? Really?? I am in Puyallup and thought there were zero local Bloggers..

    Look forward to seeing your progress.


  2. yay! I know! I hadn't ran across any local blogger either! This is my first public blog (I have a private one for my family in Oklahoma) and look forward to gaining a following! Thank you for your comments and for stopping by! Let me know if you ever find yourself doing any local races! I love it here! There are so many to do!

  3. Hello local runner...I am in Tacoma and have just ran my 2nd half marathon. I am friends with Melanie...Tall Mom on The run! We went to high school together. Just thought I would drop you a line. Are you downtown tacoma? I am in Browns Points. Another local blogger!

  4. Yay Jill! Hi! I know where browns point but I live in North Tacoma, well actually 4 blocks south of the "official" North Tacoma! I am so happy to have two local runners stop by my blog! Are you training for anything? I am trying to train for Portland but my problem is that I enjoy doing all the other races in the middle so I have a really hard time focussing on just one race! ;) Let me know if you ever want to get together for a long run. My pace ranges anywhere from 9 min to 12 min miles. I am easy, I just love the bragging rights!

  5. Hello! My mom is doing Portland and I would have loved to do it but just not ready to take on a marathon. I am loving the halfs. I am a slow runner. My average is around a 10 minute mile. I haven't run a ton with people but it seems like it might be good to do sometime. Email me at and we can chat. You can check out my blog at! I just ran the Tacoma Narrows Half and now am training for a triathlon. I agree...I love the bragging rights and the finish line...nothing better.

    Great finding locals!

  6. OOooo!! Which tri are you training for? I will email you! I love tri's too!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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