Sunday, June 17, 2012

Monumental events and Fathers Day

So we've had two monumental events here in the last few days.  First (and I suppose most importanty) we celebrated this:
My extremely excited graduate!
My daughter has graduated from preschool and will be moving on to Kindergarten in the fall.  She was so excited and the ceremony was so cute.  I will miss her preschool a lot - she's really grown in the last year and I'm very proud of her - but I also have a selfish reason for being excited for her graduation...because it means that next year she will be going to THE SAME SCHOOL AS HER BROTHER.  Do you hear me people?  No more running around to two different places every day!  This is such an exciting prospect!  I can't wait.  Also, isn't she the cutest graduate ever?

The other monumental event I have to post is that I ran long this weekend and my mileage was...

TEN miles!  Yeah, double digits baby!  I felt great and my foot is really doing well.  I think I needed to get to double digits to feel like I was really going to make it back to running consistantly.  I still feel slower than I want to be but I also felt very strong during the run.  I'm just so happy with my progress. 

This injury has been such a tough thing, and I don't think I necessarily handled it all that well much of the time.  I was very motivated to cross train and maintain my fitness initially, but then as the injury dragged on I went into a bit of a depression because I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere with it.  I basically gave up for a while.  But now I'm seeing the light on the other side of it, and I am just so extremely grateful and excited that I am truly making progress. 

And finally, I have to give some love to the two awesome Dad's in my life...

First my father, who I love so deeply and dearly.  He's just such a good man and I admire him in so many ways.  Here's a pic of him with my little graduate at her post-graduation lunch:

and of course, love to this guy:

Great dad, partner and person - my kids and I are straight up lucky.

Happy Father's day to all the Dads out there!


jillconyers said...

Congrats Kathy. You're now the mom of a kindergartener :)

10 miles and feeling great! That is awesome!

Marissa said...

congrats on the 10 miler! woohoo! that's awesome and you must have felt great!

awe, I've got a preschool graduate entering kinder this fall too...I'm gonna be a mess on that first day of school!!!

Tink said...

Congrats on double digits, wahoo!

hiker mom said...

So exciting! Nice work on your 10 miler, you're back baby! Oh yea!

Suz and Allan said...

Congrats to your graduate and on your 10 mile run!

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Oh my goodness, your daughter is so adorable! Yes- I can imagine it's a relief to only be dropping off at one school. Congrats on ten miles! You've dealt with a lot this year, and had to be SO patient inching your miles back up. I'm impressed- so glad the worst is behind you!

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

Congrats on your 10!!!!

alice said...

i've been following your injury (and progress) as i've also been battling PF. so happy about your 10, and congrats to your loved ones :)

Tricia said...

Whoo hoo to 10 miles and a happy foot! And congrats to your daughter.

Kathy said...

Aww, so cute!! My son is starting Jr High this fall - darn it now I've got kids at separate schools again!
Woo-hoo!! Welcome back to double digits!!

Jamie said...

Great post! Congratulations to your daughter! Also great job getting back up into double digits.

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