|Isle Royale was a blast. But not a dang moose in sight.|
My husband and I are pretty plugged in at our church. A lot of new friendships have been formed through this and while staying late or getting there early can be an outright hassle sometimes, I always leave the building or event with a heart full of gratitude. Later this month, I’m starting a volunteer opportunity with a low-income school district to help run a math program. Let’s keep it a secret that I’m actually super terrible at math, but I’m looking forward to getting more involved in a community that I commute through every single day, but rarely step foot in. I know that our knee-jerk reaction to volunteering usually starts with “I would love to, but I’m too busy…” but I find that prioritizing these opportunities are well worth schedule flip flopping and time sacrifice.
|Volunteering- because when else can you dust off the clothes you haven’t worn since college?|
This is the first year in over five years that I do not have any big endurance races on my schedule. I usually like to spend January planning some type of trip that involves dragging my husband on yet another race related “vacation.” We have a lot going on this year as a family, so the long races need to take a back burner in 2015. But this does not mean that I still don’t plan on hitting the trails with girls for a run and post-run breakfast and participating in local races as much as possible.