Mar 21, 2011

Dusting off the old blog

I'm not really sure what's taken me away from the blog for well over a year, but I've decided to renew my commitment and get back to writing.  To be honest, I've become a pretty avid blog reader over the past few months and I realized I'm not giving back.  That doesn't seem totally fair, so I'm diving back in. 

So, to kick things off, some updates:

Running:  I'm officially an inspired runner again!  Since my last post, I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with running.  The hip injury = weight gain.  Weight gain = harder to run (and, well, running shorts also become a challenge).  Harder to run =  not really enjoying running.  Since January, I've been committed to getting the extra weight off and getting back on track with running.  I still have a little ways to go, but with help from Weight Watchers and a month of boot camp, I'm well on my way.  Don't get me wrong, I've completed 2 half-marathons and 2 triathlons since last January, but they weren't my best effort and I'm glad to be back on track.

Dezzy Bean
Life:  Life is good....better than I could have ever asked for!  Eric and I officially became "roomates" last May and we've had an awesome time.  Our animals (my sweet Chase, the cat, and his now mama's girl dog, Dezzy) tolerate each other and Eric and I have become a fantastic team.  It seems God really knew what He was doing when he pulled me back to Indy!  Eric has even committed to running the Indianapolis Mini Marathon (yes, folks, 13.1 miles) with me in May.  He's well on his way to making it happen and I could not be more proud.

Chase in one of her favorite spots
I'm also about to wrap up my first year in the Junior League. I never thought I'd join, but I agreed to try it out with a couple of girlfriends.  The experience has had its ups and downs, but ultimately I've met some new people and I'm glad to be a part of something that's giving back to Indy. 

Of course, I need to give a shout out to my fantastic friends here in Indy.  I'm so blessed to have so many lifelong friends from college here in town.  We've all sprinkled in friends from other parts of our lives into our social network and there's always something going on.  Everyone should be so lucky!

Goals:  I have to confess that the marathon bug seems to have bit me.  I'm trying very hard to suppress this nasty little urge to take on the big race again, but I'm not sure I'll be successful.  I've committed to the half-marathon in May, Warrior Dash in August as also another triathlon in August.  All of these things would nicely lead into a full marathon in October.  So, we'll see.  I'll keep you posted if I make the commitment. 

That's the news here.  I'm back on the wagon.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Go Laura Go!

:) Courtney