I’m back from the unplanned hiatus :)

Hello blogging friends!

It’s been a challenging 2+ weeks for me and I needed time to rest and recharge. Actually, more accurately, I needed time to process and work through my feelings on Boston. Thank you to everyone out there for your posts related to the bombings and for feeling comfortable enough to be so vulnerable so publicly.

Winter has seemed unending this year, and like most Minnesotans, I’m suffering from a severe case of Seasonal Affective Disorder. We had a lovely weekend this past weekend (we hit 70!), but are expecting snow to return this week. I don’t think I can handle much more of this mentally, but, it doesn’t look like I’ll get much of a choice!

I’ve been busy with Body Pump (increased weights last night!!), went for a swim for the first time in years, and of course have been running. Moms On the Run has started back up officially, and I’m really looking forward to the structure of the runs and am hoping it will help me get faster. I’d really like to be able to run a 5k in under 30 minutes at some point in my life!

Choir has been hectic, too, as we had our first concert last Saturday. I’m happy to report it went splendidly and am looking forward to the two we have left this week. I feel so blessed to get the opportunity to sing with such wonderful people and make beautiful music. I am looking forward to the break this summer so I can focus more on running prior to my two upcoming half-marathons!

Additionally, I went up to Fargo last weekend for my friend’s son’s baptism (she finally had the baby!). I was (and still am) incredibly honored to be asked to be his sponsor, so it was a really special weekend that helped me remember the wonder of life and reflect on all I have thankful for. I really hope that I’m able to be a positive influence in his life and help him grow and learn. He’s already such a lucky guy to have such amazing parents!

I have so much to catch up on, but promise I’m back and will be blogging more regularly again! 🙂

How is the weather in your neck of the woods? Enjoy it twice as much for me, please, if you are experiencing legit spring weather!!

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Weekend trip to Fargo/Moorhead

Yesterday I drove up to Fargo/Moorhead to visit my dear friend and her husband before she gives birth to their first baby (which could happen any day now!). As always, we had a really fun and relaxing weekend. A and I met in college (she was my first close friend I met) and spent three years in choir together. We were roommates on choir tour, and she has seen my at my worst and still speaks to me and I feel incredibly blessed to have her in my life.

Katy and Anna circa 2005

Katy and A circa 2005

We started the weekend with pedicures, and then bopped over to Starbucks for some catching up as we hadn’t seen each other since October. A and her husband share my love for all things Disney, so it was really fun to get to talk about the W&D Half we’re planning on running in this fall. Maybe she and her hubby and baby-to-be will come and cheer Dan and me on???

For dinner, we hit up Duane’s house of pizza which was a staple for Dan and I during college. It was as amazing as I remembered and oh-so-satisfying. Earlier in the day we had bought cupcakes from Angel Cups for dessert, so we were pretty excited to head home and indulge (and indulge ourselves we did)!

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yummy!

Today, we went and walked around the mall to try and encourage baby to come, and stopped and Sephora where I picked up a couple new items I’m SUPER psyched to try tomorrow morning.

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Sephora goodies

Since A wasn’t feeling any contractions (and I *promise* that was the real reason we were shopping!!), we decided to hit up DSW as I had decided I wanted some new boots. Of course, I didn’t end up purchasing new boots, but instead got some gold and sparkly peep-toe heels that I am super psyched to wear…perhaps to a fancy anniversary dinner while in Disney (there’s even a crown inside the shoe!)?? Check them out:

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When I left Moorhead, there was still no indication baby was on the way, but at least I got a successful day of shopping out of trying to induce labor!! I can’t wait until my next trip up, because I will be visiting A, hubby, and baby!