a strange anniversary

today i realized while talking to a friend that it had been 6 months exactly
its not a day that i had on the calendar
its not a date that i even care to remember
but, it crept into my head and i was almost surprised by where i was
today is 6 months since my life was changed
when i went to bed on June 15th, i didn't know how i would make it a week on my own
i remember leaving all the lights on in the basement and thru the house because i was scared
scared to be alone, scared of the choice that we had made and scared for my future
i called my cousin much to late at night, luckily she picked up (thanks Anne) and she listened to me talk and cry and tell her what i was scared to tell the world

then i remember hitting a week 
and then a month 
and then a new season- I was never more ready for fall to arrive
and then i opened up on the honest mom blog and received so much positive feedback that i took a deep breath and kept going

and here we are 6 months into it, and i'm still here
and i'm so grateful for all of my friends and family that have "picked up" 
picked up to call, to send a text or a card, or to go on a run or share a beer
it has been a life changing 6 months to say the least but we are still doing ok
the boys are good and crazy as ever
2015 is going to be bright 
and though i'm not totally sure what it has in store, i know its going to be good!


when motivation is low

it usually starts as one missed workout
and then two
and then work gets crazy
and life gets crazy
and then something even crazier happens
and then you eat a whole bag of m&m's in less than 24 hours (hypothetically speaking, of course)
and then you feel like a sloth

but at that moment, the one where you are considering just wearing yoga pants for the rest of your life, you sometimes come across something that you need to see and hear

this is EXACTLY what i needed
getting back on track tomorrow!


leg lamps do run

This past weekend, my running bestie and finally ran a race together!!! We have been running together for over a year and have helped each other train for lots of races but have never run the same race (and leg of the race) together. So, finally we got our chance at the Christmas Story 10K in Cleveland!

We wanted to run last year and never really got around to doing it, but this year we made it happen! We put on our fishnets, tutus and sneakers. The weather was rainy right up until we took off and then it cleared up, our own little Christmas miracle. It turned out to be pretty awesome weather for December to run. It was an awesome crowd and some really cool costumes!

this leg lamp dude even had music playing under his lampshade!

showing off our awesome tattoos

we even stopped at the casino (the old higbees) to gamble for a few minutes

We had an awesome time and cant wait to do it again next year!