Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Good news, bad news...drumroll...

...the good news is I am in a better place- mentally, spiritually and physically. I did not lose as much weight as I would like- probably about 5 lbs. :-) ( I would have liked to have lost 15!)  BUT, I have found my love of running and realized that I am happiest when training for a marathon. My body seems to need intense exercise and consistent mileage. So, that is what is next for me. My tentative plan is to run Newport in May. Originally, I didn't want to train for a marathon if I was trying to get pregnant, but I have decided that I can't put everything on hold. So, that leads us to the bad news...

...I was really hoping when I took the test this morning that it would be positive, but it wasn't. :-( The toughest part for me is hearing my kids' prayers for another sibling. I really want their prayers answered as well as mine. I am extremely happy and feel blessed to have my 3 kids and my awesome, supportive, cute husband! Hopefully at some point you will be hearing an announcement from me, but as for now, just know I am enjoying the blessings I have and I am ready to become a marathoner again!!

Who is with me? :-)



7 comments:

amydear said...

I am hoping to run Newport too! I am going to start training for sure, and hope that my foot injury is all healed up. I'm sorry about your bad news, but I'm glad that you continue to have a positive attitude. Love ya!

Kelly(M&M) said...

Yeah! I would love for you to run Newport too. I hope your foot gets better. Wasn't Biggest Loser awesome?

Shelly said...

Great post Kelly.... I too enjoy more intense workouts.. we must have the same genes :) I ran 40 min today instead of 20 or 30 and I was a lot sweatier and stinkier but enjoyed it thoroughly :) I am still only planning on a half someday...I hope you have had a wonderful time with mom!

Suzie Petunia said...

Newport in May? Hmmmm... let me think about that one. I will be trained for a 1/2 in March.... so it makes sense!

I am proud of you for the discipline you consistently show. 5 lbs is great and you should be proud of yourself.

If I know one thing, it is that Heavenly Father makes miracles happen when it comes to fertility. :) I hope you feel peace as you wait for your miracle.

Where was that race photo taken?

Kelly(M&M) said...

Shelly- Yes, we definitely have the same need to be competitive and work hard when it comes to athletics. I just wish I had your talent to go with it. :-) I had a great time with Mom!

Sarah- I believe in miracles too. Bryce was definitely a miracle. :-) That picture is from Newport 2009. I believe you were pregnant with Joe but hadn't told us yet. I wanted to use our picture from Ogden 2006, but that was so long ago.

Emily Foley said...

Oh. I'm so sorry. It's heartbreaking. But congratulations on the 5 pounds!

Ranell said...

I definitely want to do another marathon, but I'm shooting for St. George in October. I'll come cheer for you in Newport though! Is there a half in Newport? We can stay at my beach condo!

I have about 60 lbs. to lose! Every little bit counts, so be proud of what you were able to accomplish. It is a daily battle for me and I have many good days and some not-so-good. The trick is to keep trying!

I really really hope Heavenly Father blesses us all with another cute Marker kid. But if for whatever reason it doesn't happen, you are definitely a co-mother to Matthew, so that counts for something! (P.S. Weren't you training for a marathon when Bryce miraculously happened?)