Friday, July 3, 2009

I Think I'm Back Now...

It's been a very busy few months here in my world. My husband had his lumbar fusion. He was home for 6 weeks and just went back to work! He's feeling great and has no pain after 25 years of back problems. Very happy about that!

My daughter, Kirstin is having a baby!! Very soon, in fact. She saw the doc last Tuesday and she's 2 centimeters! (I cried) I can't believe we're going to be grandparents!!! His name is Collin Mitchell and I love him already.

I cut down on my work hours to spend the summer with my 2 youngest kids. They usually go to day camp for the summers but I see them growing up so fast that we decided to take this summer to spend together. It's not as fun/easy as I thought it would be (LOL) but I'm still happy to be able to spend this time with them.

I am still having problems with my legs etc. I'm about to begin a gluten-free diet. I also have 2 days worth of testing up in Tampa coming up which includes the dreaded spinal tap. I hope to have some concrete answers some time in this century.

I have been running with my friend Kayla 3 times a week, legs permitting. She has been a God-send because she keeps me going. Kayla leaves for Japan with her Marine husband next week and I will miss her so much!

We've been training for Kayla's very first 5K race! How exciting is THAT?? She had a goal of completing it in under 30 minutes and guess what? We ran a test 5k at race pace and she came in at 29:25!!!! I'm sooo proud of her!!! I honestly believe she will finish in 27:30. We do long runs every Saturday and have gotten up to 5 miles. I think Kayla is going to be a distance runner. She has all the signs and symptoms of loving the distance Before she leaves on Friday we plan to get a 10K run in. Maybe a little farther, we'll see. Kayla hopes to find some runner friends on base. I know she will, she's a sweetie!!!

We ran an easy 4 miles yesterday. Kayla doesn't usually talk when we run but this time we chatted the entire time. We finished the 4 miles without stopping and we both felt like we could have gone on forever. Proof this girl is a distance chick! She's fired up!!!!!! Mee toooo!!!!!!!

Tomorrow is "race day"...4th Of July 5K. I can't wait to see how Kayla feels about racing. I'm betting she's gonna LOVE it!!! I am also looking forward to seeing my fellow Zoomers Running Group. in case you're curious! I haven't seen some of them in a while.

I will be posting a race report tomorrow night. Hopefully I'll have some pictures too!!
I miss my blogging friends! Hopefully I still have some! =)



Steven Cohen said...

Well first of all it's great to have you back in cyber-space! I was just thinking about you today, so how perfect to have a post!

Congrats on the grandparent thing! Enjoy your little ones, but good luck with them, too!

And running again! And being the coach, besides? That's awesome! Oh, plus the husband back to pain free, probably the best of all! Looking forward to more from you!

Regina said...

I'm still here and check your blog daily, so you won't get rid of me that easily.

Sounds like the running is fun! For me it is still a chore, even at 7 miles I haven't found love for it.

Wish your friend good luck on her first 5k. I am also glad that your husband feels so well. I have a herniated disc in my back so I have had some back pain in my life.

Btw, me too with the pee

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Welcome back, Kim!

Congrats to MrKimsrunning on returning to work pain-free! And good luck to you and Kayla in today's race.

Do you have a date for the Grandkid's emergence into our world yet?

There sure is a lot going on in your life!

Regina said...

oh! Van's gluten free blueberry waffles, yum!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

welcome back! Glad to hear everything is going well with the running... Grandma! :D Keep us posted!