Friday, October 21, 2011

Tomorrow, we walk!!

Two months ago some fellow D-moms and I had a crazy idea to throw our own fundraiser together. Well, tomorrow is the day, and I'm proud to say we're expecting about 300 people and our donations are already in the thousands! 

Today Leah came home with a book she had written at "free writing" time called "All About Miles of Hope." She shared it with her class, and her principal read it to the entire second grade at lunch time. I'm really proud of her and am glad she felt comfortable enough to share some things with the other kids....

"Miles of Hope is a walk to raise money for type 1 diabetes.

It is hard and I cry sometimes. I have to change my pump every 3 days.

Miles of Hope is on the 22nd of October.

My friends stick up for me all the time."

Yep, pretty much sums up why we walk. Looking forward to a great day!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ready to Run!

Holy crap, I'm running a marathon in 3 days.

Just ran a slow, easy 2 miles to get some nerves out. The stars were bright, the air was nice, and Lady Gaga was pushing me along in my earbuds!

I saw this great quote this morning from the late, great Steve Jobs....

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

I feel ready. Looking back over the past 6 months, I know I've put in the work and I'm ready to prove to myself that I can do this! Now it's just a matter of getting through the next few days without being a nervous wreck.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dipped apple slices

I prefer my apples with melted chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and assorted toppings. :)