Tuesday, March 1, 2011

an update of sorts

I ran today.  It was hard.  I have been sick for going on two weeks and have not been sick to this magnitude in years.  It feels like my Midi-Chlorians were zapped and sucked out of  me.  The flu is no joke and at least I can say that everyone in the family was on the mend before I succumbed to the illness so I was able to take care of them before I was down and out.

I ran 3 miles today and even had to walk up a hill that over the last year has become so easy for me.  Both my ego and my head were throbbing after my jaunt.  I did run it barefoot so it wasn't completely unenjoyable just left wanting.  I had to start somewhere though and three miles is it.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get back out there.

Over the winter I have been testing out all kinds of cool stuff and am going to be posting a ton of reviews soon.  Winter is review time of year for shoes and then when spring has sprung the shoes come off for the warm season however I have the winter's reviews still to come and will get those all out in March.

My son Jupiter is my 9 year old son who has autism.   He loves Camp Sunnyside here in Des Moines that is run by our local Easter Seals.  Jupiter spends the weekend at camp  every other weekend throughout the school year.  This year he is an Ambassador and we are raising money for Walk With Me which is the event coming up in April here in Des Moines.   It is a walk and 5k run to raise money for our local Easter Seals.   90% of each dollar stays here in Iowa so this is a charity that I am passionate about.

I have a raffle that will be going up in the next few days as well as some giveaways and if you donate to Easter Seals  you get extra entries to the giveaways and can purchase raffle entries.
I have a size medium Sport Kilt with buckles and sewn down pleats, Road IDs, Nuun, Barefoot Runners Society bumper magnets ect to put up for winning so stay tuned!

Heres to spring coming!

20 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Feel better Ang.. I got my Vibram's to review.. Wore them to Target.. hehehe..

Hugs to a Raffle I will post on Tall Mom for sure..

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I was wondering where you have been. I hope you feel better soon!

Jessie said...

Being sick is no fun! I hope you get better soon!

Sarah Jane said...

Found you via Barefoot University- so glad I did.
Hope you feel better and stronger soon!

Molly said...

ugh, I feel your sickness pain, this has been a horrible month for it. Feel better, and you know I'll be donating : )

Stephanie said...

Hope you feel better soon! I also LOVE the new blog header - looks fantastic.

Looking forward to the giveaway & raffle!

Anonymous said...

Like everyone else said.. feel better!!! That is soo great he is enjoying Camp Sunnyside!! that walk sounds awesome!

Average A said...

Feel better!

Anonymous said...

Oh man! Sending you some healing vibes so you get back to your usual healthy self soon. Take care!

Richelle said...

Get well soon, Angie!

Penny said...

Angie, I hope you're felling better soon. Glad you could get out for a bit, sometimes that helps just to get some fresh air in your lungs. Take Care girl.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Hi there!
First...like the new bloggy makeover;-) nice!

AND so sorry you were sack. wah! no fun!!!

and I'll be back for you raffle for Jupiter's camp.

OH...and I'm thinking of you as I'm trying out walking more barefoot in general...;-)

Runners Fuel said...

Yay for spring!! Hope you feel 100% soon!

JessiePants said...

I've heard that this is going around and so sorry that you got it. Thinking of you and hoping that you are back to blissful runs soon.
Do we just go to the main Easter Seals website to donate?

Jen said...

Being sick is no fun. Especially when you're the mom. I'm just glad you got them better before you got it. I had a head cold thingy for a couple of weeks and every run seemed harder. Good thing it doesn't last!
Looking forward to your reviews and I'll be back!

Viper said...

Happy to hear you're feeling better. Come on Spring! Cheers!

funderson said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick! You'll be 100% in no time.

Black Knight said...

Sorry you were sick. Get well soon. At last spring is on the corner even if here it's always rainy this year.

Janice said...

I am so sorry you were sick. I was too and I know how hard it is to come back from that. I hope you start to feel like yourself again soon. Keep well. Spring is on the way!

Karly West said...

Hope you get better soon! :)

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