Is It really Mid January?

No socks and iced coffee in mid-january

Hello lovely readers! It has been awhile since I have written and I miss you all! With the holidays things got super busy and add to that a dreaded tummy bug that did the rounds in our house. We then had the pleasure of bringing this superbug up North to my parents in Canada and spreading it to them as an extra Christmas present. 

My little family is all on the mend, and I am so looking forward to a fantastic year ahead! So much has happened and so much is going to happen here in 2013 so thanks for sticking around as I work to resume regular programming. I have so much to share with you all.

So today and for the last few days, the weather has been incredibly warm for this time of year. I’m hoping I don’t jinx it by talking about it! I had my longest run since the birth of Isla nearly 15 months ago, I ran a glorious 7 miles – this week’s long run. My body really opened up at mile 5 and I remembered why I so love the half marathon distance.

I have been pounding out 3-4 runs per week in preparation for the More Fitness Half here in NYC on April 14. Registration opened today and I am so stoked to have registered! Woohoo! I had lots of dreams of running races and getting back up to top shape in 2012, and truthfully it was just not to be. But now I feel mentally and physically ready to get back to that distance as well as supported by my family.

Look forward to connecting again and in the meantime, tell me how your January is going? Has the new year brought about any great changes for you? Tell me all about it in the comments.

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17 Responses to Is It really Mid January?
  1. Emily
    Twitter: naptimeismytime
    January 14, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting! I used to run, but lost the time/interest/motivation a few years ago. I’ve thought about getting back into it, maybe 2013 will be my year?!

    So happy to see your smiling face again!
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  2. Ghada V
    Twitter: OMGhada
    January 14, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Thanks, Emily. Slowly starting to feel my groove again :)

  3. Jeannette
    January 14, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    Time does sneak up on us but it seems like you’re off to a good start of the year!
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  4. Danielle
    Twitter: simmworksfamily
    January 14, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    That’s fabulous! I’ve started to get back into running too but am stuck at 3 miles for some reason.

    And… um… I think your chilly weather has headed to So Cal. Seriously FREEZING over here!
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      January 14, 2013 | 8:35 pm

      “Freezing” is so relative. I bet we’d find it positively balmy in NYC :) You’ll get your groove, it’s taken me over a year to get back to 7 miles that I use to bang out like nobody’s business

  5. Greta
    January 14, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    Umm…I am LOVING those shoes. Seriously. No running here, though, per the Ortho’s orders.
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      January 22, 2013 | 10:33 pm

      Blah! Doctors and their orders lol The shoes are a payless special :) I like to surround myself in purple.

  6. Amber Edwards
    January 14, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    I wish I could be one of the elect few that love running. It causes far too much knee pain for me. :( But congrats on your accomplishments!

    It’s been typical freezing weather here in Idaho for Mid January. It was so cold it broke a transmitter and half the city lost power. Yeah, not fun.
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  7. Elle
    Twitter: Elleberra
    January 14, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    I’m glad you guys are all on the mend! I had missed seeing your posts in my email lately.

    My January is going slow. I got behind on everything and I didn’t even have the excuse of being sick. I do have the excuse of a husband being in the way…
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      January 14, 2013 | 8:37 pm

      Aaaw, thanks Elle. My husband is off in a couple of weeks as well :( So I am determined to get back on track before that happens.

  8. Gena
    January 14, 2013 | 3:53 pm

    Welcome back! I’ve missed reading new posts!
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      January 14, 2013 | 8:37 pm

      Thanks, Gena.

  9. Isra {TheFrugalette}
    Twitter: thefrugalette
    January 15, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    Oh I didn’t know you were a runner! How fabulous and yes this weather is glorious isn’t it? I just can’t get over not wearing a jacket and drinking iced coffee! Welcome back to blogging dear..Happy 2013. :)
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      January 22, 2013 | 10:34 pm

      Thanks for the welcome back. Yes, running keeps me sane :)

  10. Jennifer Chidester
    Twitter: livemomwork
    January 15, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    I so needed a little reminder about running. HAVE to get more time for that in the new year! AND I love the purple shoes! 😉

  11. Ghada V
    Twitter: OMGhada
    January 22, 2013 | 10:34 pm

    Thank you :)

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