Wow, time flies! I think it is harder during the summer to find time to dedicate to something. I run most mornings and I have our youngest on a strict nap schedule but mush else is up in the air. I am about to have my first overdue library books of the summer! It is pretty crazy! I can't go a summer without having at least 10 overdue library books! I am hoping that I can get these back to some satellite library book drop so they are not too overdue! I have not done nearly what I want to do with the kids. And, I have had a difficult summer emotionally speaking. It has been difficult knowing that I will go back to work to a completely different job and a major challenge as far as my professional career is concerned. I have this whole swine flu thing hanging over my head. I run from anyone who appears sick. And this has been quite summer for sickness. We have been sick and so has everyone else we know. I cant remember a summer like this before. I was even sick last week. I went to the doctor. You know it is bad when mom goes in! Time has really flown by, we have not gone out for ice cream, but then again we cant afford it. But, who are we kidding, no one else can either. I did however spend $160 to outfit my daughter for school. Because ass we know she has to be the best dressed in her class! Sarcastic? And so on Sunday after a month of worthless, painful, awful runs; I had the best run of the summer! I ran 5 miles, a far cry of where I should be for my marathon training. It felt so good. My knee hurt so bad when I left the house and I limped through the first mile. Then, it started to feel better so I ran a bit further and then it started to rain. I love running in the rain so I ran the full 5 miles that I planned to run when I thought about it the night before. It was great! It not only felt good, but it cleared my head and got me back on track. I even did pudding painting with the kids today! Oh the power of a run!