Fun Run with a Friend

Tonight I made my husband a delicious lasagna for dinner for his birthday.  I made it using lower fat ingredients so it would be somewhat healthy.  I like to use the lean meat with my sauce.   I am not a big meat fan and could do without it but it was my wonderful husband’s birthday. I also use the low fat cheese.  I have no idea what the fat or calories are but I’m sure it’s better than the regular version.  He sure did enjoy it and we have tons leftover for tomorrow!  Yeah, no cooking for me!


Tonight I met up with a friend that I haven’t seen in a long time.  She is going to run the marathon in January!  Way to go Tina!  I’m excited that I will know at least one person that is running the course.  We went for a six mile walk/run tonight.  It was relaxing and fun to touch base and reconnect. Running is always more fun when you have someone going with you.  I love running through Walden Lake.  it’s a nice 6 mile run from my house.  The lake is beautiful to look at at sunset.  Tonight we started later and ended up getting back home in the dark.

My husband even came out to take some pictures.  He got a new flash for his camera and thought he would try it out.  Honestly, I look terrible in pictures.  I didn’t even take my senior pictures in high school!  Women can be so critical of themselves.  Trust me, today I even had a fourth grader tell me “Mrs. Stevens, your getting fatter and fatter!  And look at those legs, they are so big!”  For real just today I was told that! I think tomorrow for reading I should pull some books that teach about manners and kindness.So when I look at my pictures from tonight, all I see is big legs!  Hey, I am pear shaped and that is how God created me.  I can’t change that.



An Awesome Day Off Work!

Yesterday I wanted to go for a run but I decided that I needed a day of rest.  After all the Lord even tells us to take a rest day.  We went to church as family like we usually do but it was different yesterday.  We all went to Sunday School together to kick off the new Gospel Project that our whole church is doing (Shiloh Baptist in Plant City).  I think it will be great because everyone will be studying the same lesson just on different levels.  Now we can have great discussions with our kids during the week.  I can’t wait to see how it will work. (more…)

Run Keeper or Garmin?

Today my mother and I decided to get up before the sun shines so that we can get a good run in.  I have been running with my phone on my arm using the Run Keeper for the past few months.  Most of the time I get so excited to start running to see if I can beat my previous time. Today was the day I was going to run hard for 9 miles and make good time!  I started my run keeper and went around the lake 3 time which would be 9 miles.  (more…)

My Journey Has Begun!

With the encouragement (aka pushing) and help of my husband,  I have officially begun the journey of documenting my life From Mom to Marathon!