Friday, May 30, 2014

This is a big #

Right now the sun is beaming into our car and burning my legs. It's a beautiful thing. 

Jacob has the day off of work and yesterday was the last day of work for me EVER (at least at my old company) & so we are on our way to Illinois. For me, this is it. I live in BEAR country again. 

The drive from Milwaukee to where we will be living now is only 2 hours & we have made the trip a few hundred times but this time I am crossing the border & I am officially back home & that is exactly how I feel. At home. 

I took a run this morning in Mke. Ten miles. I went past a lot of our memories. First apartment... The yacht club our reception was at... Trails Jacob and I walked a million times... 4 different Starbucks that have saved my life in one way or another... The list could go on.

I realized how lucky I have been to have spent my adult years here so far. I have grown into myself here. I fell in love here and this state sure holds a lot of people I love dearly in it. 

I don't know if they will be very happy that I am writing this but I know my parents are sad, if not hurt, that we are choosing to go back to Illinois. But all I can say is that I hope that they know from the bottom of my heart how much I love them and that they know they raised me in such a wonderful way, in a place that I love so very much that as a late 20 something I just can't wait to return. Life has a funny way of coming full circle, doesn't it? 

So with that, I can't even believe it, but this is my 100th post. It doesn't surprise me that I could think of 100 things to write about but more so that this place really has become my diary of sorts. I have really come to love it. It's a holding place of many memories and pictures and feelings that help me appreciate all the wonderful, and even the hard experiences of my life. I wasn't sure I would get there. I kinda just thought I would write about running shoes a lot ;) 

On a serious note...
The two greatest gifts I have received because of this space are easily... 

It has helped encourage My dad and some of my closest friends to pick up running. This at one point or another has brought tears to my eyes. Running is the greatest gift I feel like I could inspire someone to choose and getting my crazy awesome feelings out here about the sport has been rewarding to say the least.

I have found new people and blogs that inspire me everyday. They make me push harder, act kinder, and reflect more and they probably don't even know it. It brings me hope I do the same for a few readers.

So cheers to 100!
I cannot thank you enough for reading (go grab a bottle of wine right now and insert straw. I am giving you an order).

Have a great weekend my little rhino readers!!!

Next week...

What my family thinks of this blog.

How I reacted when one of my most favorite people in the whole world surprised me the other day by telling me she started running!!!!

Blog post from the hubs!!! 



  1. Love this post. So sweet and encouraging. On a different note, what kind of watch is that that you run with?

  2. Best of luck to you guys on your new adventure! And congrats on 100 posts :)

  3. Reading about your last run made me super emotional (nerd alert)! There are no words for how emotionally attached I am to all my routes here and I am going to miss running them SO much.
    Congrats on your 100th post!

  4. I want to hear which new blogs you're following! I've been on the hunt for some new ones!