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Tuesday Ramblings

I have not blogged in a while. I really do have intentions of blogging more, but life has been busy lately.

1. My brother-in-law passed away last week (my husband's sister's husband). It was very sad, but I realized how precious family is and how some family members can come together to rally behind another.

2. We went to visit "Buffalo Grandma and Grandpa" over the weekend. We had a great 4th of July weekend, busy, but great. We went to Old Fort Niagara and saw and encampment and re-enactment . . . . awesome . . . . pictures coming soon! My sons are back to their colonial roots and have spent the morning building forts out of wooden blocks and battled using their plastic army men!

3. Running . . . . a touchy subject for me . . . I have not been able to run nearly as much as I would like. My shin splints are not getting any better and the sports chiropractor that I have been seeing is at a loss as to why I am not holding the adjustments and things are not getting any better. So, last week, I made the tough decision to pull out of the Marine Corps Marathon. I was so stressed about whether I could run it and should run it, that I just had to make a decision to end the stress. I am sad that I will not be able to run it, but I am happy to have the decision behind me. I am now looking at a half marathon to run in the fall. Hershey Park is having a half Marathon and it looks like fun! The smell of chocolate wafting through the air while running . . . . ooooh, that sounds heavenly!

4. And, I am pretty much sold on barefoot running. I am saving my pennies to buy the Vibram Five Fingers. After reading Born to Run, I am sure that I need this right now. I will let you all know how it goes!

5. I am getting ready to purchase our homeschooling items for this next year. I searched and searched and have once again decided that I love Sonlight and will stick with it.

6. I have been studying A LOT for my personal trainer certification, being stuck in a car for 16 hours over the last four days certainly helped! I am getting ready to take the test in a few weeks . . . . I am nervous!!

7. I have a giveaway coming soon! Look for it later this week!


  1. Yay, no marathons for us this year! (Did that make you feel any better?) Probably not! That chocolatey half sounds delish :)

    When are you traveling up my way? I was hoping you hadn't already come up for a visit...

  2. Very sorry to hear about your BIL.

    I am sure you are glad to have made the decision about 26.2. My sister trained for the full marathon that goes hand in hand with the 1/2 that I ran. She had to back out due to injury and now can't run at all. She wishes she would have just stuck with half's b/c now she doesn't have anything. Sounds like you made the right choice.

    Barefoot? WOW! :)

    Can't wait to see about your giveaway!


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