Friday, November 30, 2012

7 Quick Takes


1. The Detox is over!!
I really wish I had the desire to blog right now. But I don't. So, the three week Reset gets a little mention here. Bottom line: It was great. I feel great. I am 9 lbs lighter. And my eating habits have totally changed. I am thoroughly convinced now that I need to keep wheat and some of the more processed grains out of my diet for good. And I need to keep my meat consumption in check. I am, by no means, becoming a vegetarian, but I am limiting my meats to just a couple of meals a week.

2.

  My son and I are running this race together this weekend. I am trying to forget about the fact that I have not run further than 3 miles in about 5 months . . . But, I am so excited about this and I am planning on making it FUN! I am going to wear a silly sparkly red running skirt and maybe even a Christmas hat. (I have to take advantage of this opportunity and do it now before my son gets to the age where things like that embarrass him). I am bringing my camera on the run and plan on taking lots of photos while we are running. Why do a race like this if you cannot make it fun, right??


3. Grand Illumination
 
Since we will be in Williamsburg for the race, we will be heading to Grand Illumination at Colonial Williamsburg that same night. I cannot wait!! It is the opening celebration of the Christmas season and one of my favorite things to see.

4. Running Update
I have been limping along for months and it is hard for me to believe that I was in good enough shape just this year to pull off a marathon and three half marathons. I am continually reminded by my PT that I am getting older and things are not as easy for me as they once were (I want to fire him! And I may just do so.)


Long story short: Physical Therapy has helped a little, but a $17 yoga video cleared up my muscle issues in a week!! And, after going to a running store to try out new shoes, I have realized that my orthotics are totally worn out and needed to be replaced, oh about the time I started to have all the problems!! New orthotics have been ordered. I am running without too much pain so far and I hope to continue!

5. Merry Christmas??
 
Have you heard this song by Third Day? Please watch this video.

Maybe it is just me because I want to adopt,but . . .
do you cry when you hear this song too???

6.  St. Andrew Novena starts today!

In case you did not see my post yesterday . . .


Thanks Joyfilled Family for the beautiful card!
 
7. Some Little Flower Orphan Cuteness
 
I would not mind if Santa snuck them under our tree!
 
Have a great weekend everyone!!
 

3 comments:

  1. So glad you are on the road to recovery! And I'm jealous you'll be in Williamsburg - I love it there!

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  2. praise God that you have found some answers and strength in regards to your diet/health.

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  3. Hi Katie! I have missed you!! So many high fives to you right now!! I'm going to do the cleanse after Jan. 1, and am actually looking forward to it - so give me all of your best advice!! Also, you will LOVE Williamsburg, what fun to run there! 3rd Day? Adoption? Don't even get me started. My heart is longing for another baby, but my body is in bad shape.Yoga video - should I get it? Is it really that great?? Hope your Advent is a blessed one!! O come, O come Emmanuel!!

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