Our Team Is Expanding

I am excited to share that our running team/family is expanding.  It has been incredibly hard to keep this secret for the past few months from my friends, extended family, and readers.  I also have been avoiding the camera and posting pics of me on here.
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While I am beyond thrilled to be able to share this I also wanted to acknowledge how hard it can be for some people to read this.  I know this from personal experience.  I cannot begin to tell you how hard it was at times to read some of my favorite blogs or run into some of my closest friends and hear their exciting news, only because it was something I too was desperately hoping for.  Although I was so very excited for them, it was difficult as we patiently waited and prayed for a family of our own.
This wasn’t the easiest path I have ever been on.  There have been ups and downs along the way.  I hope that this post can serve as a glimmer of hope for anyone reading this who is hoping to find the same in their life.  I can most definitely say that I am one lucky woman to be with my best friend and husband on this journey.  He is the most positive and caring person I have ever met. He is certainly my Rock!
On our end all is going well minus a few weeks when this salad eating runner couldn’t stand to think of eating vegetables.  Bagels and bread took over my life for awhile.  But things have settled down and I am enjoying the wait to see where this journey takes me.  In the meantime I have been able to stick with my running for now and that has been wonderful as always!  I have been given the go ahead to continue running as usual but just at a lower intensity.
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Yesterday I also took full advantage of Fat Tuesday and as you can see I laid into some paczkis.  This also happened to occur in the car, because there wasn’t time to wait until we got home.  Our car has also become junk food central.  Yes that is a tub of chocolate frosting that hangs out in the car these days….because you just never know what you will need to put it on (thus the stockpile of animal crackers, Teddy Grahams and Nilla Wafers).  It’s going to be a long 9 months!  Thank goodness for stretchy yoga pants!
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