One of the most important events of my life lately was dropping off my youngest in college. Yes, I look at her in disbelief, (it does not help that she does not look her age and is so cute that you just want to take care of her!)
We just had a lovely weekend the three of us ... her sister is not pictured as she did not approve her photo to be published ... :)
We had a good cry, before leaving her sister's apartment for the last load of things for her dorm room, but all in all I have been OK. The same thing happened when I left her sister ... I cried, but not terribly until one day about one month after where I just cried for what seemed 24 hours straight.
Oh, how I miss them though ... I have my Dante by my side and he sure keeps me entertained, but ... the house is just so quiet without my girls ... I hate that ... but, it's also life ... and I know it ...
Here is my co-pilot ... he was acting brave and rode in the front seat of the cargo van for the whole three hours back home ... he was so proud of himself ... he is now back to the backseat of the car.
He is always waiting for my return -
In terms of my running ... my miles are going strong ... I will probably hit 500 this month, which was my goal for the year ... I thought I would be able to shoot for 1000 miles after upping my mileage, but I think that would be a little too aggressive of a goal and I do not want to get hurt!
I am just happy I met my goal 4 months early ... I think I could get close 900 and next year maybe I can shoot for the 1000 mark!
Speaking of ... I have had a little pain in my arches so I'm going to the chiropractor ... seems to stem from my hips ... we will see ... feeling better already.
I love this picture as it portrays my duties on my Ronald McDonald volunteering shift ... I actually think it is a cute picture!
I ran the SLR (Sunday Long Run) Unsanctioned Half ... a group of us got lost and recuperated miles along a HILL no less, but still came up short ... thankfully even though it was a timed race it was more like a fun race among runners so I didn't feel that bad as no one was really looking at their race placement.
Today I paced for the first time ever in the OrthoCarolina 10K ... What a beautiful course. I think I want to run again on my own because it was just tha beautiful.
I was pacing Lamarr and Giovanni ran with us ... I felt nervous ... I have to say that pacing a race is difficult. I just felt I was not good enough! (Although, I secretly hope I was!)
I ran for www.runningworks.org ... a wonderful non-profit organization that "encourages the homeless to rediscover the power of teamwork, discipline, confiddence and respect for each other one stride at a time." I encourage you to check them out. What an inspiring organization.
What a fun day ... It always is when volunteering and running are involved!
... now off to pack ... Mexico City here I come ... (work) ... a dopo ... J