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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back to Running!

Hi All!

I don't know if I've mentioned that this is not just a family blog, but also a running blog as well. I plan on posting and updating you on my progress as a runner, and on my progress as a mother as I figure out how this whole parenthood thing works!

So today is the first thing...running. I went running last night, just a short run, since Jason went along with me and he didn't want to do six miles. So we only did about 2.6 miles...kind of disappointing, since I had a particular distance in mind...on the plus side it only took us about half an hour to get it done. I might go running again tonight, we'll see what happens...

Also, I'm on the search for a running buddy...I've done this search a few times with no real results, since everybody who responds lives at least a thousand miles away! Maybe I'll try finding someone from church...

Anyway, that's all, hope everyone is doing well!

TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!

--MS:)--

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Newbie

So here I am, I'm a member of the blogosphere...I've done some blogging before, on my myspace page, but never anything formal like this before.

So I suppose I could start by telling you a little bit about our family...

My name is Meredith. My husband, Jason and I met about eight and a half years ago at a single adults activity through our church. Jason rode in my car and in an effort to be more outgoing, I unleashed my inner cheerleader on him. I turned to him and I said, "Okay, now you can't ride in my car unless I know your name! Now, I know Ranelle, and I know Nicole, now who are you?!" And he simply answered, "Hi, I'm Jason." It wasn't until a few weeks later until I learned his last name and realized which family he belonged to...and then I realized that just a few years earlier, his mother had been an adviser in our church's organization for young women. Let's just say that the first time Jason brought me home to meet his parents was a touch on the awkward side.

We got married on June 15, 2002 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. We are lucky enough to only have to travel to one place to see both families, my family and his family live a little over 4 miles apart and they attend the same church.

After we were married, we moved to Salem, Oregon where Jason had a job as a senior computer software engineer with a company that wrote dental practice management software. We ended up moving to Las Vegas in July (of all the months in the year, we chose JULY!!) of 2003 when Jason had been offered a job with a gaming software company here in the valley. He is currently working for another gaming company in their corporate offices, but instead of writing software for slot machines, he now writes software for use in the sports book (where you place your bets on sporting events) for a chain of local casinos.

We had been married for just short of six years when we were blessed with the birth of our sweet son, Daemon Devereaux. He is such a wonderful blessing in our lives and each day is an adventure, especially since he started walking in July 2009! Hence the title of this blog, "Run, run, run!"

I am currently a stay at home mom with our son, although I am attempting to get through school, albeit not as quickly as some would like. I think I am studying to become a nurse...but that could become something else, I never really had the opportunity to explore different classes to see what it was that I really wanted to do...we'll see what the universe has in store for me!

My hobbies include cooking, running and when I have the energy, reading a good book. I also enjoy finding and catching up with old friends on facebook and sites like it! I have enjoyed cooking and reading for some time, but running is a new found hobby. For a long time I resisted the fact that I seem to be a fairly natural distance runner. I tried my hand at sprinting and that was just a dumb idea! I just don't have the muscle structure for sprinting! But I can run long distances pretty well!

In an effort to kick myself in the butt and get on with the process of developing this hobby, I entered and ran in my very first road race ever! Sane people would have started small with something like a 5K or 10K if they were feeling nutty! Not me! No sir! I started big (and crazy)! I ran in the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half marathon on December 6, 2009! I had a goal of finishing in three hours and I beat my goal with a final time of 2:54:25!

I am still running and contemplating entering other road races, both locally and nationwide. We'll have to see how things shake out!

I hope this wasn't too boring for you! My subsequent posts won't be quite as long, unless I get really revved up about something and have to get it out before it makes my brain explode!

Hope this finds everyone happy and healthy! TTFN Ta Ta For Now!

--MS:)--