I can’t think of a catchy title for this blog… and since it will be a smorgasbord, I figured that “recap” is fine. Okay, disclaimer over with it! Let’s get started!
One of my SMART goals this years, under “Personal Betterment” is
I welcome January 2017 in as a sharp-dressed woman, as I have made an effort to be more presentable, and accountable in my attire and stepped outside the house always dressed for success.
Honestly, I really thought this was a good idea.
And I’m not ready to abandon it yet… but…
Yeah, that happened.
This month, we celebrated my mom’s birthday with a family gathering. Mr. T had to work, so he spent time with her and dad earlier in the day and had a pleasant lunch with his grandparents, but since I was busy, I wasn’t there and don’t have any pictures – so we’ll start with a picture I snapped of the two of them a few days prior!
They were having an intense discussion! Cassius, Lee’s boxer, came over for a visit, and if you look closely, even Shorty was taking part!
It was a fun gathering, and at the end of the night, it was time to take some pictures!
The best part was when Grammy wanted some pictures with her grand-kids. This is what we posted:
This is the behind the scenes of what all we have to go through in order to get just a few good shots! I am sure this is something most of y’all can relate to!!
Notice how we were all jumping in to help.
Yeah. Not so much. We are more of a sit-back-and-laugh family!!
Remember that I mentioned being busy that morning so I couldn’t join Mr. T during his visit with his grandparents?
Boom! First 5k of the year done! *happy dance* Heroes for Hope run benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
BA ran with me, and after we had cooled down, grabbed some food and water, I checked, and they didn’t have a computer set up for us to check our official times, but they gave me the site I could log onto later – and then pointed me in the direction of the guy that had the print out!
I did not medal.
Well, if I’m not getting a medal, then we could go. Not going to lie, there were 30 more minutes to go until the ceremony, and I couldn’t hang!
The next day I got on and checked the official time.
I did not medal, BUT…
I knocked 3 minutes off my race time!! 3 minutes y’all!! It was insane! I did start way too fast, and it came up and bit me in the butt at the 2.5ish mark, but again, I’m just amazed at the love of runners, I was struggling, and another runner came up beside me and slowed down, told me I could do it – and then stayed to run with me for a bit! She and I kept together for a good bit, and it felt good. I love the sense of community that has come with running, I really do!
As long as I was checking my time, I pulled up BA’s time.
And then I called him and asked “When I was checking the time sheet for me – did you happen to check it for you? I think you medaled.”
No, he hadn’t checked the sheet, so I contacted the race coordinator, and sure enough, BA came in 3rd place in his group! They are mailing his medal – it took several hours for it to really sink in with him, but all of the sudden, I think I can convince him to run with me again!