"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Effort: That was the word Jeff gave me this morning at the gym.
It was the first time I had ran since New years day, and if you saw the picture I posted you could tell how sick I was. Melissa one of my clients, and runner, said she couldn't believe that I posted that picture but appreciated my honesty. I looked TERRIBLE!
That was the beginning of the end. I was sicker than snot.
I have this habit of getting sick right before a big race. Despite all the measures that I take my body is just toast. Training for a marathon is NOT for the weak.
And I mean TRAINING.
EFFORT: Hard work, sweat, no cheating, long runs, painful runs, painful weeks. Runs where you question what the "H" you are doing. Sacrifice.
The back of Jeffs shirt looked like MICKEY MOUSE!


As Jeff and I ran an easy 4.5 miles around the track I confessed my concerns.
CONCERN 1) SICK. A weak of uselessness. I lost weight when I should have been gaining weight. Jeff actually called me a waft. I had to look that one up.
WAFT: NOUN; Breath, puff, whiff, a slight breeze

CONCERN 2) 77' degrees weather in Florida. Great bikini weather but a total crap shoot to race in. Last time I ran the Disney half marathon it was record LOWS, 30's! Now its the total opposite! EFFORT: I am going to give it a valiantly EFFORT. I am going to put myself in the HURT locker without killing myself. BUT..If I want to STOP and get a picture with MICKEY..YOU BETCHA, I will be stopping.
DISNEY is NOT the race to take serious. They actually wrote "NO SELPHIE STICKS" if that gives you any idea of the seriousness of the race.

Now I have a super CUTE MINNIE MOUSE outfit that I will be wearing for the marathon. My very talented and speedy running partner Lacey is also an AMAZING seamstress! She was so excited when she finished it she came over in her robe and slippers. I was so excited to try it on that I stripped off my clothes in the kitchen without even thinking! As soon as I put the Red and White polka dotta skirt on I TWIRLED! SUCH a girl. Lacey giggled "HA ha! I saw you underpants!" We both were giggling like 5 year olds. I could feel the Magic of Disney already manifesting as I frolicked through the house in my skirt.

My bag is packed, I squished everything into a carryon.  My flight goes out of Detroit at 10:05am. I HATE flying so I am a nervous wreck.
I down loaded 3 new SONGS:
  1. The Chainsmokers(FEAT. Rozes) Bouquet
  2. Nathanial Rateliff &the Night Sweats: S.O.B.
  3. Twenty One Pilots: Stressed Out
I am feeling a little goofy about doing the half marathon on Saturday and the full on SUNDAY. I am going into it blindly.



  1. I'm wavering between 3:55 and 4:05, because I know you are super speedy, but also a little under the weather & might take some time to visit with Mickey :) If I have to narrow it down, I'm going with 3:55. Have fun and good luck!