A New PR
Saturday morning was cold with one of those super thin layers of snow on the ground that always seems to make everything extra slippery. But nothing would stop me from going out as planned to do 13.1 dedicated to the memory of Meg Menzies, who was killed by a drunk driver last week on her morning run.
I didn’t know Meg personally, but I do know we had a couple things in common: a shared love of family and our sport. She was only a year younger than me and also a mom. My heart is broken for the husband and children she left behind.
The run felt amazing, evenly paced, and I was so energetic the whole time. At around mile 11 I knew I was headed for a new personal best and I was so glad to be achieving that on my run for Meg. As I finished up, the sun was shining in the most beautiful way and I was overwhelmed with emotion. I ugly cried my way back up the hill to my house and enveloped my daughter in a sweaty hug as soon as I got inside.
A New Swimsuit
My other favorite sport to participate in besides running is shopping. I LOVE shopping (probably a little too much). Shopping for swimsuits, however…let’s just say that has been an almost guaranteed panic attack for my whole life. For this reason, I don’t do it often. In fact, before Saturday I hadn’t purchased a new suit in 5 years. I was way overdue. (Plus…going to Florida in a little more than 2 weeks! YAY!!!)
It was probably better that I had Betty with me in Target the other day because then I had an excuse to not try any on. I just picked one that I thought looked adorable on the rack, hoped it was my size, threw it in the cart, and figured I’d deal with it later. She needed to take a nap when we got home anyway so she wouldn’t see my uncontrollable sobbing if it didn’t work out.
SO CUTE RIGHT?? I have such a thing for stripes right now.
As you can see, the swimsuit is still in my possession and that’s because it fits. And I’m not going to post a photo of me wearing it on here, but let’s just say it fits WELL. I never in a million years expected to be able to rock a bikini again after being pregnant, but I am going to ROCK it. When I started running last year, I wasn’t doing it for weight loss, but that sure has been an awesome bonus. It kind of stinks that it took me 35 years to be really confident in how I look, but hey…at least it happened sometime and when it really counts too. I have a little girl looking up to me now and one of the things I want most for her in this world is good self esteem.
A New Bondi Band for One of YOU!
WE HAVE A WINNER! This super cute headband now belongs to….
SHAYNA JORDAN PIERCE!! Congratulations, lady! I really hope that you love the Bondi Band as much as I do. I just emailed you, so please let me know your info so I can get you your prize!!
And thank you to everyone who participated! I LOVE giving stuff away so stay tuned for more of that in the future. 🙂
I hope everyone had an amazing weekend.
Did you run for Meg this weekend? Do you love shopping? I’d love to hear about it!