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Running Buddies

I have been neglecting many things in my life over the past few weeks. This blog is proof of that neglect; so are my dirty toilets, the piles of clothes waiting to be washed, and the bare state of my house as it awaits the transition from Halloween to Christmas (a several day process that is now in progress). The neglect is the result of two very sick little girls. My 3-year-old came down with the flu on the Thursday before Halloween. My baby followed on Sunday night. Two doctor visits, a positive influenza culture test, three ear infections, four prescriptions, one pre-pneumonia diagnosis, 11 nights (and counting) with an extra little person in my bed and lots of feverish snuggle time later, both my girls are on the mend and life is getting back to normal. Which means I am back to the blog (the toilets will just have to wait). However, there hasn't been much (any) running since my girls got sick. So instead I am here to introduce you to my new running buddies:

I tried on SO MANY different shoes, but ended up with Sauconys (again). They just feel right. My last (first, only) two pairs of running shoes were Sauconys as well. I love, love, loved my first pair: ProGrid Ride. Never really felt the love for my second pair: ProGrid Jazz. Saucony changed the Ride, and the Jazz were supposedly more like the original Ride than the new Ride 2. Ummm, not so much. At least as far as my feet are concerned. So the new kicks: Saucony ProGrid Ride 2. After waiting several weeks for them to arrive, they have only joined me for one short run. Our second run together is on the schedule for this afternoon. I am a little nervous about feeling totally out of running shape, but at least I have given my legs a little extra time to get totally healthy.

So for extra healthy legs, I am grateful. And for my recovering little girls!! Over the past few weeks, I was reminded how precious good health is and have renewed gratitude for my own strong, healthy body.


  1. Man having sick kids is the worst. I know exactly how you feel. Everything else goes to the wayside for awhile. Glad your babies are on the mend.

  2. Thank goodness your girls are feeling better and life can get back to normal.

  3. Awww I hope you are staying healthy while caring for the girls!

  4. Glad to hear the little ones are getting better! Love the new shoes, enjoy!! :)

  5. So glad you have healthy babies..nothing is worse than playing Mom to sick kiddos.

    Nice CLEAN shoes, you are daring buying a new pair in the YUCKY season. I am due but I hate the idea of getting them GROSS..

  6. Wow, sweet new shoes :)
    Hope you stay healthy in such a sick household!

  7. Glad your girls are starting to feel better. It sounds like a tough time!

    Yay for new kicks!!!

  8. Oh man what a tough couple weeks! I'm glad to hear everyone is on the mend!
    Thanks for the info on running shoes! I still have yet to buy a pair.

  9. New shoes are always fun.

    I received the Luna Bars in the mail yesterday, and between my wife and I we have managed to try a decent number of them already. THANK YOU!

  10. Glad your daughters are feeling better!

  11. both my boys have been sick in the last couple weeks too, must be something going around...hope your girls get better...i've never run in saucony's but i've wanted to try them sometime...

  12. Hi - I followed Tall Mom's link here. I'm glad your girls are getting better! Good luck with the new shoes.


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