2015 Running Year in Review

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

2015 was a challenging year for me, running-wise (and otherwise). I was faced with new professional challenges, as well as new kid-rearing hurdles. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that 2015 was a terrible year, it just wasn’t a good one for the first three-quarters. (Stick with me, though—it does get better.)

In January, I set forth 5 relatively modest running goals:

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Did I meet all 5? No. 4? No. 3? No.

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A Weekend in Eugene

Hi, guys! I’m tardy for the party, but finally I’ve pulled it together enough to post pictures from my weekend as a way to contribute to Tara‘s Weekend Update Link-Up.

IMG_5781I know–I’m a slacker.

As you may know, last Friday my family and I drove down to Eugene, Oregon (Tracktown, USA) to participate in the Eugene Marathon festivities. None of us was actually running the marathon (well, not completely), but we all played our own small role in the weekend.

My son ran the kids’ Duck Dash, a 1K race that finishes on the legendary Hayward Field track. Consistent with his past races, he went out too fast and lost crashed somewhere in the middle. I’m working on pacing with him. 🙂

Aimee's son and S. Her son finished 3rd!

Aimee’s son and S. Her son finished 3rd!

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5 Reasons Why I Have Spring Fever

It’s been a rough couple of days for me. An old friend of mine died suddenly, and I’m having difficulty accepting and processing it. I’m here and trying to rally because I love the DC Trifecta’s Friday 5 Link-Up and I don’t want to miss out. I think keeping busy also helps distract me from my sorrow.

My friend, Wyndall, was always ready with a smile and a laugh. He had an irrepressible spirit. He always tried to follow God’s path, and now he’s in his arms.

Okay, that’s enough sad stuff for now. I know Wyndall wouldn’t want me or others he left behind to get bogged down in sadness.

On to the link-up.

This week, Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Mar at Mar on the Run, and Cynthia at You Signed up for What?!, chose the theme “Spring!” I’ve decided to run with it and list 5 things I’m excited about for this spring:

1.  Spring Break

capitol - alsoranagainMy husband and I are taking our kids back to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Virginia for their spring vacation. For many years, my husband and I have discussed our desire to take the kids back there to better learn US history and government. I feel fortunate we’re able to make it a reality. Continue reading

5 Races to Run in 2015

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve joined the Friday 5 Link-Up hosted by Courtney from Eat, Pray, Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed up for What?!. I’m a little embarrassed for not joining in a month (a month!), but I’m back and I’m really excited about this week’s theme!

Yes, that's a mustache. No, it's not real.

Yes, that’s a mustache. No, it’s not real.

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Weekend Update

Weekend Update

It’s just another Manic Monday, which means I’m last to the Weekend Update hosted by my friend Tara at Running ‘n’ Reading. Please check out her blog to see what she’s been up to!

I had a pretty-mellow-but-great weekend that kicked off with going to the Oiselle Sample Sale at Oiselle headquarters in Seattle. I mean, what could be better than buying Oiselle clothes for only $10 apiece? Continue reading

How Not To Be a Blogger

Hi! Remember me? You probably don’t because it’s been eons since I’ve posted here, so let me reintroduce myself.

My name is Molly and I’m a bad blogger. I used to run and write blog posts about 3 times per week.  I thought I was kind of funny and that my blog posts were semi-interesting. I carved time out of my busy days of work and family to type out posts on barely-functional-but-lovable iPad. Continue reading