Survivor Mom

Surviving military life with 4 children and a passion for saving money every way I possibly can!

I Have Found the Love Again! January 26, 2011

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In high school I ran track and cross country. I loved running. I ran to exercise, to relieve stress, I even ran when I was bored. Fast forward to me joining the military and I still ran all the time. I just loved running. Fast forward to baby #1 and I ran some but not nearly as much as I used to. Fast forward to baby #2 and I remembered the days when I used to run. Fast forward to baby #3 and someone mentioned running to me and I said, “Huh? What’s that?”.  So here I am, almost 17 months after baby #3, still feeling blah about my body and I decide…I’m going to run again. The past four days I have been running and running and running! I have run my pretty little heart out. And I’m excited to say I haven’t completely lost my passion for running. Last night was day four and I ran 4.5 miles without stopping…and I still felt pretty good after. I have found the running love again and I like it. It feels good to exercise my body while releasing stress and clearing my mind. It’s just me and my trusty iPod and the treadmill. Nothing is stopping us! I’m even more excited about the weather getting warmer. I can’t wait to get off the monotonous treadmill and run out in nature. I love the thought of music in my ears, the breeze in my face and the sweet smell of flowers blooming all around me. Ahhhh, I can’t wait! With this new found love, I’d really like to do a half marathon. Anyone want to run a half marathon with me???


Happy hump day everyone! 🙂


Sickies, Teeth and Sales January 19, 2010

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Yes, we have the sickies! YUCK! Kaylynn, Jack, Carsyn and I all woke up having sore throats and sounding nasally. At least the sickies waited till after the holiday weekend! My shopping trips would have suffered if I was sick then! 😉  The biggest news that I have is…Carsyn has TWO teeth!! 😀  Thank the LORD they have finally cut through! That was a pain and a half, poor baby! But they’ve finally cut through the skin and we are getting good sleep again! 😀  I can’t believe she is old enough to have teeth!

So, I’ve been doing pretty good with my running. I am thinking about running the Country Music Half Marathon so I may need to step it up a bit. I’m a little nervous so I haven’t fully committed, but I’m pretty close! 13 miles is a LONG way! I’m not sure I’ll be ready in time. We’ll see!

Oh goodness….I almost forgot to post about this! This past Friday, Old Navy was having a killer sale! So, we packed up the kids and off we went. They had tons of clearance stuff and then you took an EXTRA 50% off the already clearanced items! We got $350 worth of stuff for only $95!! WOOT WOOT!!! I LOVE a good sale!!! 😀


A New Week January 11, 2010

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This past weekend was delightfully peaceful! I ran 2 miles on Saturday. On Sunday, we went to church, I braved the cold and ran 2.5 miles around the flightline, and then we ate supper with Becca and shopped at Target. Just the kind of weekend I like.

Having run 3 days in a row, I woke up this morning feeling like I had been run over by a bus! I’m so so sore! So, I think I’m going to take a run break, but I’m going to do a Biggest Loser DVD…just haven’t figured out which one. Kaylynn decided to lock herself in the bathroom this morning. That was a sight to behold. She was crying and Kevin and I were on the other side laughing our butts off…I know, we are bad parents! We finally got her out, but I won’t go through the whole process of getting the door open because if I did, everyone would know that Kevin was right! 😉

So, going back to my running…this is a new week. This week I’m starting an accountability group on a board I’m on. My goals are to mainly tone up the “baby belly” and in the process, I think the few pounds that I want to lose will come off too. So counting calories and running, running, running is what I’ll be doing this week! We’ll see how far I get!



More Goals January 8, 2010

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I’m not sure if I’m setting myself up for failure, or if I’m lighting a fire under my butt. I have a new goal. I’d like to run at least 2 miles four times a week. I think with having kids and such, that’s an attainable goal….at least I hope. We will see how it turns out. I’m looking to my friend, Amanda, for the inspiration I need… don’t quit Amanda! Stay tuned to see how it turns out. Yall can either pat me on the back or yell at me depending on how I do! 🙂