McUpdate September 2015
I’m finally managing catching up on life; do not take this as a promise to write updates regularly. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
I ran the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon last weekend. That deserves its own post (or several), but I am glad I never gave up during training or the race. The race itself was more emotionally challenging than expected and I can easily say I never want to go 13.1 miles again unless I’m in a vehicle! Keep an eye out for a more detailed post.
Now that training for the race is over, I feel like we are finally settling in. I am excited to have time to decorate the house instead of planning for long runs. I joined a small group through church and look forward to starting to develop more of my own community here.
It has been an incredible challenge to learn to parent and run a house alone. It has been wonderful to have family and familiar faces near by, but nothing replaces the help, encouragement, and partnership of a spouse. The other difficult thing has been not quite knowing where we fit in. We are getting to know different families, but making friends takes time, as it always does: it’s another topic I’ll write more on soon.
Caleb started preschool a few weeks ago and is thriving. He seems to have grown up a year in the last couple weeks and has been a great help around the house and with Libby. He loved being so near the water for the summer (I did, too!) and has discovered that he loves swimming and being in the water. He has an incredible knack for making new friends and enjoys going on adventures, so he keeps us busy.
Libby is sitting up and scooting around to get to where she needs to be. She always wants to be involved in what Caleb is doing and keeps up with his incessant talking. She is so funny and loves making me laugh. She just recently decided she likes pacifiers and I’m wondering if I can still convince her to suck her thumb so I have one less thing to keep track of.
Thank you for the overwhelming support and encouragement through my race and all the transitions we have faced. I am so thankful.