Vacation is over, but boy did I need it! Or maybe I needed it to be over – I’m not entirely sure. Sometimes the holidays can be a ton of work. We had a great Christmas though – hope you did too!  I’ll get caught up with that post another day. Pretty much as soon as Christmas was done this year I was outside taking down the lights and taking down the tree. Some years are just like that.

It’s a new day now. And look! No boot! :-)


I bet you didn’t know wearing a boot for 6 weeks makes you taller. And faster. (I wish).  Of course I had to start the new year off with a New Year’s Day run. It was so awesome to run with Jeannette again too! I miss running with my girls. As great of a run as it was, it reminded me that my stress fracture is not fully better yet. I’ll be back soon though! A friend posted this today.

Catch up

Quit running?? I can’t even imagine. I’ve gotten distracted from running before (college and kids) and sidelined from injuries. But I wouldn’t say I ever actually quit running since I started when I was about 16. If you are not a runner you should seriously give it a try. For now, it’s still the pool for me. And my Beachbody workouts at home.

I still can’t wait to get back to running. I am getting excited now that it seems like it is not that far away. I ordered these Hoka One One running shoes to get started again. In yellow!

Hoka one

They have double the cushioning material than other running shoes, which absorbs shock and takes the impact away from your legs. They are definitely a maximalist shoe – the opposite of my first love; Brooks pure cadence. But it is what I need now. Runners that have worn them say once you run in Hoka Ones, you won’t want to wear anything else. We’ll see. Jeannette is going to try them with me. :)  You can learn more about them here:

The boys had a fun, relaxing vacation. Here they are on New Year’s Eve. Aidan has his boot  off too. :-)

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And the girls and I finally made time to catch up.

The Girls

The Girls sketch

And guess what I finished? It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you take a break from the craziness!


Now we are back in the swing of things, but we are recharged and refocused. It feels good!

So, I am wondering, did you have a chance to relax over break?