So the other weekend WOULD HAVE been the weekend of my first Half Marathon - taken place in Oregon... HOWEVER (those following my blog know what happened), instead we went on an AWESOME family camping trip.
It was SOOO needed and SOOO nice. We procured a used tent trailer and headed out. I was NOT going to feel sorry for myself and waste the weekend. I don't know about other mom's out there, but often Mother's Day is hard for mom's. Especially since losing my own mother so long ago - it's often been a hard holiday. But I've learned that if I don't like something in my life, that I can CHANGE it. I am thankful to BE a mother of four amazing kiddos!
We were able take some of our bikes and we camped by a beautiful lake. My daughter and I climbed the nearby mountain for an amazing full vista view of the area. The rocks were different shades of orange and brown making the area so vibrant. We rode our bikes around the lake through little pathways barely big enough to walk, we paddled boats on the lake, played games in the trailer, celebrated my baby's 12th birthday, played with his Nerf guns throughout the camp, climbed some big trees, and took a ton of fun pictures.
I also wanted to shout out a big THANK YOU to Holly at 300 pounds Down for her kind comments and highlighting me on her blog post! That was truly touching to me.
I recently started a gratitude journal and it really helps me be focused every day on the rich blessings of my life.
Life is truly to be celebrated.
Even when there is tragedy, there is ALWAYS something GOOD to find.
I've been LOVING my new running buddy and we've been getting out 2-3 times a week for 3-6+ mile runs. I've got girls camp this summer with my girls and the other young women from our church and that's going to be awesome.
And of course MY FIRST HALF-MARATHON in July. Woo Hoo!
I hope I can rock it like my friend Joy has!!! :)
I CAN do Hard Things... and SO CAN YOU!
What are you looking forward to this summer?
Today, I put together my third Dance Dare Video for those who may want a giggle at my expense.
LIFE IS GOOD!