Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Getting back in the groove

Come back #2...

My knee is feeling much better. I have not done much running since my last post...my knee just would not allow it. But I have been pain-free for about a month so this week I plan on running my regular Tuesday/Saturday runs and hit the gym on Thursday for some strength training.

I really need to start running again! My routine without running just isn't the same. I have 4 races planned for the year, 2 halves, a 10K, and a 5K (and maybe one more 10K if time and funds allow). I hate racing 5Ks...too short, too fast. But this 5K is a work event, corporate games in April, so it is a freebie and a good motivator to get back on track and work on some speed.

I recently started a new job working for a non-profit. I am coordinating the health component of the program. So far it has been great. Still the typical long hours, but I'm a work-a-holic, especially when I really love what I am doing. But I feel very happy and blessed with this opportunity. It has worked out great for my family. As I reach my second month on the job, I feel like I can start getting into a new routine with family, work and running.

My new big thing is cooking. I am really making it a point to not just cook more, but making meals for enjoyable, different, fun. I have been reading my cookbooks and Googling recipes that fit both my busy life needs and my beginner cook skills. I will share my cooking endeavors as I go...so far, the family has enjoyed my new "hobby".

Here is one of the popular hits with the hubby and by baby brother...tortilla soup. It has really hit the spot since my husband and little K have had tremendous coughs this week.

Another really exciting thing is that little K started running track last week! She is running with a local kids group and is loving it! And am so happy that she has taken an interested in running and is something we can grow in together. More about her adventures as the season continues.

I hope to be posting more often again...got a little lost for a bit. But it is nice to be back...


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