I Think I’m Ready

I Think I’m Ready

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Outside, happy and a wonderful sunny day.

On Sunday, I attended my first LuLuLemon event. It was an celebration of their 3-year anniversary in Walnut Creek and they were hosting a fun run followed by yoga in Civic Park. Some folks from Twitter were also running (can you spot them?) and I thought it would be a great way to meet some of those familier twitter-ers. Some I knew, and some I met for the first time. As we exchanged general mid-run chit chat, my daughter was brought up into the conversation. I freely talk about her in person, but haven’t really spoken written too much on the blog, although she does have her own tab. It got me thinking: why don’t I write about her more?

Can you spot me? (click to enlarge)

Initially I was hesitant with what was going to be posted onto the interwebs. There are plenty of weirdos out there and it has taken me 7 months to really come to grips with it being “okay” for me to get to this point. Not a run goes by where she doesn’t cross my mind and she has helped me want to be a better person and in doing so, helped me become a better runner. Since she has been born I have PR’d every single race I’ve run… and that’s my last 5 if you’re keeping track. She’s my secret weapon.

Whether it was a realization on a run with new friends, a matter of time before I felt comfortable, or running out of new things to blog about, I’d like to share with you my daughter: Maya, The First Lady.

Thank you for taking the time to sneak a peak into my life outside of running. For those of you who I don’t get to chat with in person, I’m glad I was able to share with you the little lady that has stolen my heart.

Thoughts and comments always appreciated.

18 Comments

  1. She’s precious! What a miracle – thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful!!! I have had a hard time letting the blog world see my twins but I’m getting better. I kind of like to keep the two separate but it’s hard when the 2 are such a big part of everyday life. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. She is GORGEOUS!!!!

    Glad you have fun at the event! I love the idea of Yoga post-run!

    Have a great week :)

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  4. SHe is absolutely beautiful. An angel! And sounds like a great event :)

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  5. She is beautiful! It’s a tough balance – what you choose to share via the blog and what you choose to keep for yourself but also sharing things in a way that’s respectful of our kids and families. Thank you for sharing her with us and giving us a peak.

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  6. Gorgeous.
    Simply gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing this!!
    Beautiful.

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  7. What a cutie!! I love the photo of her eating — she looks pretty excited to have food!

    Good seeing you yesterday, too!

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  8. Beautiful photos!

    We just started to blog so we’re just learning about what we should share and what should remain private!

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  9. Such lovely photos!!

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  10. ohhhh my heart. eeeeep. she is beautiful!! THOSE EYES. oh my

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  11. oh maya.. she steals my heart. I know she steals yours.

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  12. She’s just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. She’s so super cute!!! I started blogging when my daughter was wee just to document her day-to-day for her grandparents … that was 3 years ago. People are freaks in real life and on the internet; keeping her safe has more to do with teaching her how to handle herself then protecting her – but I totally get your daddy-daughter love :) My husband is the same way.

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  14. Oh my gosh, she’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And I LOVE that you call her “the first lady”. No doubt she’s got her daddy wrapped around her little finger.

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