Mother's Day 2009 - Isaac was nearly 3 months old and I had not yet donated my hair.
Mother's Day 2010 - Isaac is nearly 15 months old and I am looking like June Cleaver!
It's not always easy to kiss a stoic boy in the wind - but I'll sure try. :)
Best. Picture. Ever! This is my life, peeps.
My family. Thanks to serendipitous arm placement, I look quite "hourglass" here. LOL
Father and son talk. Apparently, the art of smiling was not a topic.
What you talkin' 'bout, Daddy?
After church and some lovely gift giving, I headed to the Olive Branch City Park track for some Jeff Galloway speed work. I was to do 5 mile repeats with a 5-minute walk in between. What's more? I was to do the repeats, with walk breaks included, at 30 seconds per mile faster than race pace. Yikes! For me, that meant my stints of running had to be done at about a 10:30 pace. Whaaaa? That's fast for this gal, these days anyway. But I did it! I averaged 15 seconds per mile faster than I even wanted to.
I am starting to realize that this Galloway plan is by no means as easy as I thought it would be. Every run has a purpose, i.e. there are no junk miles! Well, the long run weekends seem easy by comparison - which is always something to look forward to! Next weekend I'll do a "regular" long run of 13 miles.
This Mother's Day I have much more respect for runner moms everywhere. The past year has been a challenge, and I am sure it's not over. Let's raise a glass to us!