Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hello to all my friends! We are all hanging in here. It's been so tough since Grandma passed. I miss her more and more each day. I still can't believe she is gone. There is so much I wish I could share with her. I know she is our angel, and is watching over us!
On February 4th mom will be 2 years cancer free!! She has her colonoscopy tomorrow (which will come back clean!) and as long as that is ok, it'll be official. I'm so happy for her and I know Grandma would be even more happy.
Mom and I are still running strong. We are trying our hardest. We will be running Marine Corps Marathon in October again! I'm super excited!!!
My birthday was on the 16th. I had a wonderful weekend with my parents and friends. My co workers also through me a party :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Some more 2012 updates

Hi everyone! All has been going well here. Mom went to the oncologist and he was very pleased with to inform her that she still is cancer free and ok! She has her colonoscopy on 1/30. If that goes well (which it will), February 4th will be her 2 years cancer free mark!!!! I'm so so happy for her. It's been a long journey but she deserves the best. I wish my Grandma was here to see all this; she'd be so proud.

Mom and I are still running. We are running MCM in October. This marathon will be in honor of my Grandma. She fought and suffered for 4 long hard months but was always smiling. This marathon is not even close to being what she went through, but I'm running it in honor of her.

On Monday, I will be celebrating my 23rd birthday!!!! I can't believe it, time is flying by. I'm so blessed for my friends and family <3

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Hi everyone! I've been MIA for several months now. I promise to post at least 1-2 weekly! It's been a hard year. On May 26, 2011, my 67 year old Grandmother (whom I was so close with) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She underwent treatments and we were all so positive. Long story short, she suffered for 4 long awful months, and God took her from us at 8:24 pm on September 28, 2011. This was the hardest thing to deal with, but we know that she is in a better place now. She will be missed always and forever. The first pic is my healthy Grandma, and the second pic is Grandma, still looking gorgeous, struggling through brutal treatments.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Tuesday :)- Exciting news!

Hey every0ne. I have been keeping up on my running but haven't posted. I'm sorry the days just fly by. We have been consistently running, and actually just got in from running 4 miles. We did 10 on Sunday, and I hurt my leg :(. But today's run was ok so fingers crossed it's nothing. All of our training runs hav been b/w a 9:15-9:55 pace. We are already doing better this year.

On May 15, we are running the Thorne 4 miler. I'm hoping for a PR, but we'll see :) We have a bunch of small races scheduled. Then our big ones are in the fall. RnR Philly 1/2 is September 18th, which I have a very strong goal set in my mind. Then October 30 is the Marine Corps Marathon. Again, I have a strong goal. I hope I meet my goals.

I have some exciting news. RunnersWorld will be coming to our house on Tuesday, May 10 to shoot a video with me and mom!!!! It's going to include interviews, slideshows, pictures, articles, and running. We are so excited and I'll be sure to keep posting the more I know :)

Thank you all for following me and keeping me going. Love each and every one of you. Enjoy your night

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Monday!

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend! I am sorry I haven't updated my blog. I really really promise to try to update it daily! Yesterday was a gorgeous hot day! Unfortunately, we didn't run :( I just did some light weights. But we ran today! It was only 65 degrees but 100% humidity!!!! It was soo hard to breathe! But we ran 6 miles in 56:27, 9:24 pace! Believe me, we were happy when it was over!! I love running in the heat but my body has to get used to it again!

Hope everyone is keeping up with their fitness. Thanks for reading! Have a great day xo

Monday, April 11, 2011

7 Miles on a Gorgeous Day!

Today we ran 7 miles! OMG our legs killed this morning. It was such a tough run because I was so sore from yesterdays race AND it was humid and sunny. We managed to run 7 miles at a 10:01 pace, totaling 1:10:18. We were happy with that. Tomorrow is an off day! PHEWWWW I loved having sunny 80 degree weather today! But tomorrow, it's back to rain and 50's :(. Where is the summer!??!?! Hope you all had a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blue Claws 5k

Today, we raced the Blue Claws 5k in Lakewood. It was a great race!! I ran 24:32, 7:54 pace and I placed 2nd in my age group!!!! Also, 115/471 runners, and 25/249 females! YAY! Mom ran 25:07! She did great as well! She placed 4th in her age group and 133/471 runners! I hope this is the beginning of some serious PR's this season :). We moved our long run tomorrow so be sure to check back for an update!