Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

Gary is so excited for Christmas.  He keeps hugging and kissing my leg, looking up at me says, "ho ho Mom? Predants Mom?"   He runs away in half dance of cheer.  So precious!  My older two just want to know how many.  They are very concerned with counting.  I refuse to wrap there's though!  Oh the anticipation.  We had a clinic appointment yesterday.  It went fine.  We just did a recap of what is going to happen with the MRI tomorrow morning.  The MRI sounds like no big deal.  Easy for me to say.  I am not getting the MRI, Gary is!  I have read about a few bad experiences but I am sure it will go smooth.  I will definitely bust out the soft Christmas jammies for him to sport tomorrow. 

I suppose it is not official until I am registered but I have every intention of doing so.  I have been running for the past 2 weeks, this is my 3rd week of running and trying to prepare my body for the Austin Marathon to raise money for Cure JM.  If I make it, most fantastic (meaning complete the 26 miles), if I don't, OH the utter humiliation but it was good to give it a go right?  So far I am up to trying to do 8 miles a day.  Yes, I run        ok  jog     is more the word   8 miles a day.  I did try to run yesterday and hit a really big bad wall.  I had nothing left.  Holiday shopping and baking kind of robbed whatever extra I had.  I tried really hard but I did two miles and said hmmmm no way.  I think it is important to listen to my body.  I have tried to up it to 10 but I am not there yet either.  But that was after doing 16 miles in 2 days.   I know, I am I going to do 26 if I can't even do 10!  I still have like 50 days left.  In 19 days I have completed 88 miles.     Oh Good Lord, Heaven help me!  I have pledged to raise 1,000 dollars  : ) . .  Wish me luck and send the power my way.


  1. Erika,
    Thank you for your sweet comments! It really means alot to me :0)

    Gary is so precious and I pray the MRI goes smoothly and that it shows all things good!
    I have had several myself!

    That is so wonderful you are running for JDM! You are running for all of us that can't! I can't thank you enough for that! You are amazing :0)

    Summer :0)

  2. I am so proud of you! I had intentions of maybe walking the half, but those faded into the wind. I will raise money and we will be there to help at the station, but this year has not been the year to train for the marathon at our house.

    I will cheer you on every step of the way! I hope Gary has a great day tomorrow. I pray that all goes fantastic and you have a wonderful Christmas! Hang in there Mama Tiger!