She is the rock to our family. We haven't always been the best of friends but she has always loved and supported me even when I didn't think so. She is my best friend now, someone I look forward to hanging out with and just chit-chatting. Everyone I meet always tells me how awesome it is to have her as a mother. And they are right. I am one lucky girl. She hadn't missed a race until this year when Ari was finally able to have weekends off and accompany me. But even this year, she has shown up at most all of them and always still gets misty eyed when I cross the finish line.
This was at the SF Half this year (my dad's gonna kill me 'cuz he hated this one!)
She is always the voice of reason and always takes Ari's side! :( She see's the good in all people and lives her life everyday to the fullest. We would all be very smart to take a page out of her book. I am one lucky girl and can't thank her enough for all she does for me and Ari and our entire family. Plus, she is just crazy about her grand-dog Lilly who goes to her house everyday for doggy-daycare! :) Happy Birthday mamma, thank you!
I am a bit of a stress case right now. Thanksgiving will be at our house this year. My husband's family is coming and it is always interesting to say the least. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't have a very good relationship with his sister (neither do I) and it always makes it a bit tense. She lives in Berkeley, for any of you that are in the Bay Area that should give you a clue of what we're up against, and let's just say her way of thinking doesn't always mix so well at the dinner table, or many occasions for that matter. Earlier this year we lost my father-in-law to brain cancer and I know that the holiday will be a bit difficult for my mother-in-law, hubbs and his sister. He was a professional chef and was an awesome cook. He always did a beautiful job with Thanksgiving and I hope to not let him down. So, along with cooking Thanksgiving, hosting 11 people, I am also running a Turkey Trot 10K that morning. It's at 8:30 am! Why couldn't they start it at 7 or 7:30?! I have a bird to cook people! But I am going to enjoy my race and hopefully my mom can keep me sane for the rest of the day! I have a feeling a lot of wine will be consumed! :)
I am cleaning house, running lots and getting ready for Thanksgiving this weekend. I am so ready for this Friday it isn't even funny!
To all my peeps racing this weekend, especially Aron, Densie, and Natalie - go get 'em girls! You're gonna rock it! I see a BQ Denise!
Happy Weekend and Happy Running! :)