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NYC Marathon-The Outcome

I will take my lessons learned and apply them accordingly.

The Stars Were Not Aligned…

We arrived in NYC about 11am; first order of business was to get our race packets and sort out our transportation for the morning of the marathon. We hopped into a cab and within 45 minutes everything was in order! We had our bibs and were added to the list for Team for Kids to bus us over to Staten Island. It was so easy! And everyone we talked to was so helpful. Team for Kids is no doubt the way to go, they are awesome. read more

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My First Marathon!

What I Thought I Knew.

It was about 2 years ago when Wifey asked a question that would change me, at least a part of me, forever.  She asked, “Hey Babes, you want to run the NYC Marathon?”  Now before I go into my answer let me just let the readers know that the timing of this seemingly innocent, but ridiculous question was critical…and for 4 reasons.  Here they be: read more

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A New Together

Running Our First Marathon 

NYC Marathon-SasnettWe are on our way to NYC together. We are together all the time! We work together, we lunch together, we yoga together, we raise kids together, we go to the doctor together; and now we have another new “together” 11 years later. We are running our first marathon together-ish (I’ll get back to the ish later) – 26.2 miles! He asked me if I was bringing music? I said, “Of course I am, we are together all the time” 26.2 miles in the city he proposed to me in, the city we respect, adore and love to visit. I am so excited and elated that my partner in crime agreed to doing it with me. It was not his idea, that’s a fact! As if him being 12 years and 15 days my senior would have any impact on his decision. read more

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Running My First Marathon

Giving it All That I’ve Got

Stacy Sasnett-Marathon Training NYC Marathon

Are you ready?” The question of the hour! Almost everyday someone asks me if I’m ready to run my first marathon. I am as ready as I’m ever going to be. Sub 4 hours here I come (I think).

Recently, I never know what I am getting into, I know every run is not created equal but I am in that place where I cannot predict my future with any certainty. I start every run with a positive attitude, mind over matter, right? Nope, it doesn’t always work out for me. My husband always asks me “How are you feeling about your run?” and my answers lately have been neutral, almost not answering at all. I am hesitant, even meek to admit that I will meet my goal. I just know that I am going to put one foot in front of the other and finish, which is not the same as meeting my goal. Will I be proud at the end of my run? I’m always wondering…. I should be proud no matter what, right? YES! I should be, this is me convincing myself… read more

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Fabulous and Forty

Bring on 40 and I’ll Show You What I’ve Got in Return

Fabulous and FORTY! Admittedly, I shared the same common apprehensions (for lack of a better word) with turning the big FOUR-0 as many women do, the wants to remain my physical younger self with the combination of my life experience and maturity, almost perfection. I say almost perfection because I’m not sure it really exists. IF I reached perfection I would not know because I always have goals that make me feel less than perfect. Not to mention, I am one of those “bad moms” that is always beating herself up. I should have read more to them, her grades are less than good because I didn’t check her homework enough, she’s giving me a hard time because she’s not getting enough attention, I have a tendency to take responsibility for everything they do wrong.

Leading up to the big 4-0, I had a list of things to accomplish and I’m sorry to say that they are not all crossed off. At the same time, when I made the list it may not have been a realistic approach. For example, one off the things on my list was/is to be the kind of mom that lets her kids be kids not to expect these small humans to be little adults. Well, I have to say that is an every day goal that will never go away. It’s a focus that requires a lot of deep breaths and changes with every minute they mature; I.e. puberty. So, my goal truly morphed into not just letting them be kids, but allowing  them to be their age without expectations of something else;  it is fairly the same philosophy as “accepting people for they are”, though carefully as we guide them through life, walking on the line of discipline all the while feeding their need to be different, independent, willful (stubborn 😉 and keeping their spirit intact. This is just one example of how I learned to love the thing I’ve worked so hard on and not want for anything different, me (Thank you Lisa Varga! I hope I said it right!)

I also can’t do a perfect hand stand, jump rope for five minutes, or do a pistol squat, but it’s not for the lack of trying. I will continue to work on it and know my determination will get me there. Sometimes it feels like the stars are aligned against me and I get very discouraged, my herniated discs get me down and I think I broke my toe. Most of the time I’m able to turn it around in my head and I try, try again or do something different that I can do well for the boost in confidence.

One July 19, 2017 I completely embraced my 4 decades on this planet. I looked at my husband, my daughters, my family, my career, my house & my life and felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude and wondered how I could possibly deserve such a wonderful life? Then, I went to Mexico and refused to act my age, but home safe and sound, I am searching for the compromise. The place that is fun and exciting all the while productive and moving forward and growing in knowledge and strength. read more

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NYC Marathon-The Outcome

I will take my lessons learned and apply them accordingly.

The Stars Were Not Aligned…

We arrived in NYC about 11am; first order of business was to get our race packets and sort out our transportation for the morning of the marathon. We hopped into a cab and within 45 minutes everything was in order! We had our bibs and were added to the list for Team for Kids to bus us over to Staten Island. It was so easy! And everyone we talked to was so helpful. Team for Kids is no doubt the way to go, they are awesome. read more

View Post

My First Marathon!

What I Thought I Knew.

It was about 2 years ago when Wifey asked a question that would change me, at least a part of me, forever.  She asked, “Hey Babes, you want to run the NYC Marathon?”  Now before I go into my answer let me just let the readers know that the timing of this seemingly innocent, but ridiculous question was critical…and for 4 reasons.  Here they be: read more

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A New Together

Running Our First Marathon 

NYC Marathon-SasnettWe are on our way to NYC together. We are together all the time! We work together, we lunch together, we yoga together, we raise kids together, we go to the doctor together; and now we have another new “together” 11 years later. We are running our first marathon together-ish (I’ll get back to the ish later) – 26.2 miles! He asked me if I was bringing music? I said, “Of course I am, we are together all the time” 26.2 miles in the city he proposed to me in, the city we respect, adore and love to visit. I am so excited and elated that my partner in crime agreed to doing it with me. It was not his idea, that’s a fact! As if him being 12 years and 15 days my senior would have any impact on his decision. read more

View Post

Running My First Marathon

Giving it All That I’ve Got

Stacy Sasnett-Marathon Training NYC Marathon

Are you ready?” The question of the hour! Almost everyday someone asks me if I’m ready to run my first marathon. I am as ready as I’m ever going to be. Sub 4 hours here I come (I think).

Recently, I never know what I am getting into, I know every run is not created equal but I am in that place where I cannot predict my future with any certainty. I start every run with a positive attitude, mind over matter, right? Nope, it doesn’t always work out for me. My husband always asks me “How are you feeling about your run?” and my answers lately have been neutral, almost not answering at all. I am hesitant, even meek to admit that I will meet my goal. I just know that I am going to put one foot in front of the other and finish, which is not the same as meeting my goal. Will I be proud at the end of my run? I’m always wondering…. I should be proud no matter what, right? YES! I should be, this is me convincing myself… read more

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Our World Will Never Be The Same

We Got A Puppy! 

Our world has officially changed and will never be the same. We knew it was coming and did everything we could to physically and mentally prepare for it. Past experience taught us what we were in for when we made this decision, but still it’s a huge change in our lifestyle. read more

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