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Getting Ready To Leave… A Few Surprises & A Busy Day

June 18, 2014

Where to begin… I got up this morning to run an easy 5 mile easy recovery run with a few of my running friends (Rachelle, Josie, Mac, Beth, Amber & Amber). I felt bad because I was 15 minutes late and they were all there waiting for me. I had to make a little stop on my way there… There was a girl walking on the main highway and I realized she ran out of gas. Long story short… I turned around, picked her up, went to my house, picked up a gas can, went to the gas station, took her back to her car, put the gas in her car and then continued on my way. πŸ™‚ Well as the ladies and I were running, they surprised me with a very special gift! I am leaving tomorrow for Minnesota and I am traveling alone. That stresses me out and I have been dreading the thought of going by myself. Well, the ladies informed me that they all (with a couple of others) pitched in and bought Corom a plane ticket! As we were running tears began to stream down my face. I couldn’t stop them (and I am not very emotional). I can not believe that they did that for me. Words cannot express my gratitude and love to them!!! I am so grateful for such wonderful friends! We ran 5 miles in 42:22.58. It felt good (my calves were a little sore but I think that is normal with tapering and having a massage). Soon after the girls and I went to the last youth track practice. We played games and ate treats.

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And of course I had the younger kids help put away the high jump put… They rock! I then took the girls to their last day of swim lessons. And of course my youngest was pulled out again for not listening!

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I did lots of laundry, packing and cleaning before tomorrow. Now that Corom is going, I had to figure out where the kids are going (thanks to my sister… I also had so many others volunteer) and figure everything else out. We stopped off at a friend of mine and I visited with her while the girls played.

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The girls and I went to my friend, Amber’s house for a dinner for a pre-race party and an after race party. Some ran the 1/2 and full marathon last Saturday. It was so fun getting together with everyone and their kids! It was great food and great company. All my friends have been so supportive!!!

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I then picked up my friend Tasha and Tasha and I picked up one of our young women girls (from church) out for ice cream… It is her birthday tomorrow. Very sweet girl!

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It was nice visiting with her (well both of them for that matter). I came home and finished packing. I am so tired that I felt like I ran a marathon! πŸ˜‰

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2 Comments
  1. I am so excited for you. And so awesome that Corom gets to go with you!! What amazing friends you have. I am sorry but I am kind of sad that swimming is over. I was starting to get amused with the little one and her crying pics. Funny how kids are like that and I swear pools bring out the bad in all of us…no one listens at the pool!

  2. Amber miller permalink

    Jenny have fun this weekend!

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