Happy Monday everyone! Is Spring here or what? I am loving it and my crazy furbaby sure does too. Thank you, Lord for the warmer temperatures, this island girl welcomes them with open arms. This past week was very good to me and my peace of mind. I am finally feeling like I am finding some balance in my life and I can breath easier.
~ The half marathon training continues to go along beautifully although with the running/strength training combo I find myself really stiff and having to stretch a lot. On Saturday I woke up feeling stiff as a stick so a little bit of flow yoga and stretches did me really good. You know your body is stiff when you grab the yoga mat right after you get up first thing in the morning. Please disregard the crazy leaves in the background. :-)
~ I have to share with you the funniest link this week courtesy of the Runner's World blog Remy's World. Not sure if you heard about the blogger who ran the Georgia Half Marathon without paying for her entry. So Remy does a satire "shame on you" basically on this POST, titled "I Stole Stuff from a Running Store".
~ The weather held up pretty good so on Saturday I took the pup hiking to nearby Weston Bend State Park where Jack had a blast exploring all that new flora. We even had a standoff with a fearless squirrel. Those critters are fearless here in Kansas! The hike was awesome and a bit taxing thanks for some super inclines. But in all it was fun.
|Love Jack's face "mom, can you stop taking pictures?"|
~ This weekend was one of spiritual fitness preparation too. Many of you are familiar with the website (in)Courage and their annual (in)RL event-- an event dedicated to lifting each other up while growing as a community in Christ. I participated two years ago (last year I couldn't because of my father's passing) and it was one of the most unique and amazing experiences of my life and made a few friends that have remained so after the event. This year the event will take place on 26 April and I am looking forward to it. So yesterday I spent my afternoon watching last's years event and it was such a blessing. Love these girls and their mission.
~ March is not Thyroid Awareness Month but myself along with a group of bloggers concerned about thyroid disease and treatment are trying to bringing more awareness anyway we can, so make sure you read my post "A Day In the Life of a Hypothyroid Health Nut". I was trying to be a bit funny but really, this is a serious matter as thyroid disease has reached epidemic proportions around the world.
~ Came across this article about the 25 superfoods that we must incorporate into our diet. Check it out. Some really good information.
It's been a while since I talked wedding plans so let me get you up to speed real quick. I told you that the wedding planning process is overwhelming to me and I know I have to start at least in June. But my wedding coordinator asked me for an idea of where I am going with this destination wedding. As I mentioned the wedding will be in Puerto Rico so a whole new concept was needed. And this is my inspiration board.
There are many interpretations to what an island wedding is or what it looks like. For me a few words come to mind: RELAXED. LUSH. STYLISH. I really like the West Indies feel that combines old world with a relax attitude. There are lush plants, natural materials, and things that are local like good Puerto Rican rum. Anyhow, this is where we are going. And my grandmas-- the reason I moved the wedding from Minnesota to Puerto Rico-- are ecstatic. They are ready to party. I love these women! What do you think? How do you like my concept?
And there you have it friends, my week at a glance.