I love this day because…

I love this day because… it’s my baby nephew James’ 2nd birthday! I can’t believe it’s been two whole YEARS since my sister and BIL became parents, and this little man came into our lives. I’m an aunt because of you, James, because of you!

James at 1 week
James when he was first born!
James just before his 2nd birthday!

I can’t believe how big he’s gotten and how cool of a kid he’s become. He’s all grown up and huge, running all over the place, and callin’ me “aunt Nani” over Skype, and well on his way to becoming an NBA player.


I love this day because… in exactly one week, I’ll be in Michigan with Weez and his family! At his best friend’s wedding! I’m so excited for their wedding, I’m so excited to spend quality time with Weez’s family. I can’t WAIT.


I love this day because… in exactly one month, I’ll be toeing the line of The Boston Marathon. Then hopefully less than 3.5 hrs later, crossing this one:

One month till go time
One month till go time


I love this day because… my legs are proudly sore from yesterday’s fartlek workout with this speedy chica. We planned to hit the track, but since it was occupied, we switched it up:

1 mile warmup; then 6 mins hard, 5 mins hard, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1 with 1-2 mins jog between each tempo effort; 1 mile cool down. Totally 8 miles and lots of gradual hills.

Running with Barb is awesome for multiple reasons, but one is that she is such an inspiring ‘coach’ and pushed me to run harder than I would have by myself. Thanks, girl!

Post sweaty fartlek phot with Barb
Speed workouts are so much better with a friend


What’s something you’ve been lovin’ lately?

5 Comments Add yours

  1. misszippy1 says:

    Can never get enough pics of babies–I’m sure you are an awesome aunt to the little guy!

    You are going to have such a great Boston. Your training has been really solid. I can’t believe it is so close…I’m having remorse over not going this year!

  2. Jessica says:

    You are my motivation to run next months 5k… I’m SOOOO not ready.
    Happy birthday to your nephew!!!

  3. Bear says:

    I love this day that you love this day

  4. Colorado Gal says:

    Holy cow, I can’t believe Boston is a month away! Yowza!

  5. i’m so glad you and barb were able to run together last week! i got to run with her over the weekend — isn’t she so much fun! i love running with BOTH of you ladies and wish we could run together 2-3x a week!

    ps: don’t punch me but you look so natural holding a baby!

    also, those green shorts are CUTE!!!

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