Yesterday, the group I run with (the “Pacemakers”) participated in a supported run on the marathon course. This was the same run where I first met the Pacemakers last year and was the first 20-miler in the marathon training. I ran half the distance from last year (10 miles compared to 20 miles), and it made me think back and see how much things have changed in the past year. Here’s a short “then… and now…” list”
- Then, I had just moved to the city and was living here alone while J finished grad school… Now, J has moved here and is enjoying his new research position.
- Then, we were praying and thinking about the right time to start a family… Now, I am 4 months pregnant!
- Then, I was training for a marathon… Now, I am working to stay active during pregnancy.
- Then, I didn’t know anyone in the city… Now, I have developed great friendships at work, at Bible study, and with other runners.
I’m thankful for all the changes and am looking forward to many more to come.
All that running and reminiscing wore me out – I vegged out on McDonald’s breakfast (I love their hotcakes!) and took a long nap. But, it was a good day. I’m traveling this week, but hope to add a few blog posts – I’ve had a lot on my mind and there is a lot to talk about (daycare, maternity leave, preparing the nursery). For now, have a great Sunday!