I've been anticipating returning for awhile. I hemmed and hawed on it, and then decided after the Bolder Boulder in May (best race ever!), that I wanted back to blogging. I just waited a spell because I like symmetry and I wanted to return to blogging today, June 21st, which is this blog's 7 year anniversary, and exactly 6 months after I left for "retirement."
So, what's been happening in Jess-land in the past 6 months?
Brief run down:
I ran 2 half marathons: A1A in Feburary and the Miami Beach 13.1 in March. Both were my worst HMs ever. Eh, it happens.
I also ran 2 10Ks: The Green Turtle Gallop in Boca in April and The Bolder Boulder in Bolder in May. Neither was a PR, but both were good races. The Green Turtle was fun because I got to meet up with my old running friend, Wendy, and Bolder was quite simply the most awesome racing experience I've ever had (more on that in a separate post; I have a detailed race report I want to post for that one).
On the family front, Caleb got his helmet off back in early March -- his head shaped up nicely -- and at the end of May, the little dude turned 1!
He's not walking yet, but he's close. Oh and he's kinda-sorta allergic to Scooter. But we still have that damn dog. Kidding Scooter, I love you! Kinda-sorta.
As for Norah...
...She's almost 3, going on 13. I get a whole lotta attitude from this one these days, but she keeps things interesting, that's for sure.
And, the Jer-Bear is doing well -- he's busy right now with bowling league and being the Commish of his fantasy football league (don't get me started; football is still MONTHS away, so why he has to already be spending so much time "researching" is beyond me, whatev).
And me? Well, I was born awesome and continue to remain that way.
This summer, I'm just teaching 2 days a week and the other 3 days a week I'm being a full time SAHM, which means that everyday that I don't commit child abuse is a successful day. And, of course, I'm running. Sometimes with 1 kid, sometimes with both (bought a dbl jogger!), and sometimes solo. Whatever way, I'm getting the miles in that I need to stay sane and to keep the beer gut off.
So, that about catches us all up to speed.
Ahhhhh, it's good to be back!