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Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm Baaaack!

After a 6 month sabbatical, I've decided to return!  Ta-da!  (Go ahead, act surprised.)

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!

48 comments:

Carly said...

I thought I saw you in the blogosphere yesterday! Welcome back! Sounds like you have had a very nice 6 month sabbatical. Your kids are adorable! I've missed your blog and I am looking forward to reading it again.

MCM Mama said...

Welcome back! I've missed your kid stories (oh, and the running stuff too). Facebook was just not a good enough substitute.

Lee said...

Glad you're back!

Amber said...

Wooohooo!!! Agree with MCM Mamma - facebook just wasn't sufficient. :-)

Erin said...

Welcome back! BTW, I knew it was a matter of time. Not only did you form a running habit but you have a writing (aka blogging) habit too.

Lily on the Road said...

Whoot!

and thanks for making me feel guilty about not blogging.

Carolina John said...

Welcome back! Glad to know the fam is all well. Norah's attitude will only sharpen from 3 to 4 and 5. It's not pretty. Rock on.

Cali Family said...

Yay! Looking forward to hearing your stories again. Glad to have you back. : )

diana said...

Yay! I'm glad you are back. Sometimes you just need a break.

jv726 said...

I am not sure I have commented before, but I am glad you are back! I love reading your kid and running stories! :)

Robin said...

Welcome back! I am looking forward to reading your updates on running and kiddos. It's been a long six months without you :)

Stacey said...

I was so confused when I saw your blog title bolded in my GoogleReader this morning - such a nice surprise! Glad you're back...

Matt Rasgorshek said...

welcome back!

runner26 said...

welcome back to blog land! so glad you're back.

Fair Weather Runner said...

YAY! i was cleaning out my reader the other day, and left your blog in *just in case* you decided to return. and you did! awesome.

The Faux Foodie said...

welcome back!!! so glad to see you back with all the adventures!!!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Yipee! So glad you decide to let us all back into your blogging life. You are too awesome to keep it all to yourself.

BrianFlash said...

18 comments for your first post in six months! Wow - way to make me feel small.

Debbi said...

Yay! So glad I didn't unsub from your posts. Wow, Norah really looks like her daddy!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Has it been 21 days????????

Whitney said...

HOORAY!!!! I've missed hearing about Norah! :)

Lise said...
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Lise said...

It's great that you're back, I've missed you!

mom2booandbobo said...

Welcome back! Love hearing about your runs in FL and dreaming of the day I move there!

Anonymous said...

So happy you're back!!

Rhiannon

Tiffany said...

I had a feeling in the back of my mind you would come back. Welcome back - I love your posts and many times you make me laugh! I live in Colorado but have never done the Bolder Boulder - maybe next year I will have to do it.

RunningLaur said...

Welcome back!

Adam Ricklefs said...

YAY!!!!

Monica said...

Woo Hoo!!!!!! I missed your blog and seeing pictures of your kids. I can't believe how much they have grown...especially Caleb! Welcome back! I truly missed you!

Lisa said...

welcome back!

JojaJogger said...

So glad you are back!

Lisa Jennifer said...

Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alice said...

I'm so glad you're back!

Heather said...

Welcome back! Caleb is such a cute little man! As for Norah - I have a 4 going on 14 year old so I feel your pain. :)

Jill said...

Yay, good to see you back! Your kiddos are soooo cute! BB...you were in my neck of the woods, but I didn't run it this year. Always a fun, fun race!

Scarlett said...

Glad to see you back!!!!

Liz said...

I am glad that you are back! :)

Crystal said...

Great to have you back! I've missed your stories :)

Marlene said...

Welcome back!! It's been nice seeing what's new on FB but still glad to see you back to blogging.

James said...

Welcome back. I've missed reading your running antics.

Tri Dave said...

Welcome back! I'm pretty sure the day before you posted I went blog cleaning and deleted people who haven't posted in months. For some reason I kept you on thinking you couldn't stay away. ;)

Running 365 said...

Yay!

Deshundra Davis said...

So glad you I can add your blog back to my weekly reading list! Missed hearing all about your running. And the babies are so big now :)

heathermareed said...

oh i have missed you! i don't blog and i'm not a blog reader (typically) but i stumbled on yours when we were both pregnant with our first little ones. i've checked this maybe twice since you left and boy was i surprised to open it up to almost a months worth of new posts! welcome :)

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Carolyn said...

I was so happy when your blog showed up as a suggestion. I used to follow your blog, but then after your goodbye I unsubscribed! Glad to see you back!

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