Friday, August 10, 2012

Seven Quick Takes - Running???, School and a Fundraiser

1.  Run, Run, where have you gone??

Remember this post I wrote about not missing running?  Well, this week I have been miserable.  I have decided to NOT do any high intensity exercise until I get this glute/hamstring/IT band issue under control once and for all.  I think the loss of endorphins is messing with me.  Seriously.  I am hoping that I can get back to running or high intensity workouts soon. If not, I feel sorry for my poor family that has to put up with me.

2. School

 We started school last week and it has gone well.  I LOVE having more of a routine again.  And the boys are working hard, so far.  I have gotten myself more organized which I think is really helping them to get their work done faster. And I get less frustrated.

3. Moving on??

We have been looking at homes in another town.  We are not seriously looking, but exploring it as an option.  I love the town we live in, but I miss being more in the country.  I have always wanted to live in an old farm house in the Virginia countryside.  Since my hubby's commute and our budget will not allow that, we are looking in the Maryland countryside.  I am totally not sure where God is leading on this one and, after reading others' struggles with selling homes, I am not sure we really want to take that stress on, but we will see where God leads.

4. Combining two of my loves.

Orphans and running.  I have been praying about what to do to help orphans ever since we stopped the adoption process.  And Run for the Little Flowers 5K virtual run is what I have come up with.  I will start registration here, on my blog, next week.  All money raised will go to the Little Flower Projects.  Do not know what a virtual race is? Stay tuned for info next week! In the mean time, please pray that this fundraiser is a success and that I am able to secure more amazing sponsors for this fundraiser!


Olympics induced chronic fatigue syndrome.

I am tired.  Really tired.  I only have one thing to blame.  The Olympics! I tried and tried NOT to watch, but have been so unsuccessful.  I am glad that they will be over soon!

6. Some humor . . ..

I am sure when I am standing with Jesus I will see way too may "drag marks" on my path!  Thank God He is so patient with me!

7.  God's promise (doubled)

Have a great weekend everyone!!


  1. #6 and #7 are most excellent!
    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. I know we are both dealing with this annoying ITB issues and my last resort it to change my running gate. It's hard, really hard but I think in the long run it will pay off, so I am trying to be patient! I only mention this b/c I was thinking about your ITB and wondering if you are also a heel striker? Maybe changing your gate will help you too? Just a thought. Looking forward to your virtual!