Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fallen off the Earth

Wow, has it really been that long since I last posted? The last two months have been a total blur for me. About a week after my last post my dad passed away from cancer. He had been sick about a month and it was only about 2 weeks after the diagnosis that he died. It sent the family into a tail spin, like we have all fallen off the earth. He was only 63, I always expected my Dad to live forever. It has been an adjustment to get used to not seeing him sitting in his favorite chair or seeing his Vietnam Veteran hat hanging by the fireplace and not on his head. But I am adjusting, one day at a time.

His death was two days before the Shamrock Shuffle, so needless to say, I didn't run it. And I pretty muched just stopped running. I wasn't in the mood for it at all but lately I have really been missing it. Really, really, really been missing it. But I don't know if I can just start up again. I am now 22 weeks pregnant (with my first boy!) and I feel great. The all day morning sickness is no more and things have been going really well.

The most activity I have been doing is walking. I think I might try out the eliptical a little bit, just start out slow so I don't cause any problems. What I really want to do though is run and I want to race. My brother has been asking me if I want to do Disney in January with him. I would really only have about 10 weeks to train though. And I would be training in December, not my idea of fun. I also know that I won't be able to run the whole thing with that short amount of training time. He says that I can always walk it, and I have always wanted to do Disney. But do I really want to walk my first marathon? Disney is more about the experience I think and I am all about that. I am a huge Disney fan!!! But I don't know, I really just don't know what to do.