Family Time, The C Word and Running RSF

On Wednesday my MIL and FIL made the trip from Texas to CA to stay with us for a week.

Dinner At The Beach

Poor LD got cut out. He said it’s because the server couldn’t get over his stunning good looks. You think I’m kidding?

I can’t tell you how awesome it is to have them here. Getting to spend time with family is priceless.

Girl Time
Busy In The Kitchen

As most of you know my MIL is currently battling pancreatic cancer. Her faith (and ours) is unwavering but that doesn’t mean that we just ignore what is very very real. We had a very tough talk on Wednesday night. A talk that we have not wanted to had. I HATE the “C” word. We laughed and cried…a lot. That talk brought us all a lot closer together. We were reminded that the next minute, hour, day, week is not guaranteed. We have to live in the moment and enjoy it. If we don’t we are missing out on life. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to miss a single moment.

My Loves


Today is packet pick up for the half marathon that I am running tomorrow in RSF. I decided to wait until morning to get my bib so that means I will be heading to the start at the BCOD. Nothing new huh?

I will be wearing purple to support my MIL. This will be the first time that she (and my FIL) get to see me run. This course is hilly and will probably feel tough coming off of a marathon 2 weeks ago. Regardless of how hard it feels it pales in comparison to what a cancer patient goes through each day. If I have to crawl to that finish line by all means I will do it. Take that “C” word.


Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a StrideBox. I don’t do giveaways often so get on it 🙂 I mean that in the nicest way possible of course…

12 thoughts on “Family Time, The C Word and Running RSF

  1. Good luck tomorrow! Have fun with that course cause as you know it is challenging! It is a beautiful run and I love the smell of the Eucalyptus trees. Glad to hear you have had a lot of quality time with the family this week. Enjoy every minute of it!

    1. I forgot about that smell!! Ohhh, can’t wait! I haven’t run this since 2010. It was my first half 🙂 Can’t wait to get back out there. I think there are a lot of horses too, right?

  2. Take THAT, absolutely! Praying for your miracle and and strength for all of you. Every day is certainly a gift not to be taken for granted for one second. I read a great quote today by missionary, Corrie Ten Boom-

    “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

    And I cannot forget one of my very favorite verses ever-

    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you; plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.” Jer. 29:11

    Lifting you up, friend. XOXOXOXO

    (ps-I never got an email from you…did you send it?)

  3. Your MIL looks great – she is definitely not letting the C-word get her down.

    I hope you are having a good race and enjoying the Rancho Santa Fe views!

  4. a great reminder about life that its so easy to forget about whats really important.
    and congrats on your race as well!!

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