New Beginnings
User Topic: A NB for me!!!!
million pieces
Member # 27539
Default  Posted: 8:26 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

I used to run and be pretty good at a local level. I pretty much gave racing up when my ex left, my kids were 4 and 7 and too young to be left alone and I certainly didn't have the money for a sitter for training. Well, now that they are older and I can sneak runs in when they are on playdates and at school, I've been able to run a bit more. Sooooo, this weekend I ran my first race (1/2 marathon) in almost 4 yrs! I didn't come close to my PR, but I ran under 2 hrs which was my goal. The Baltimore Half was so much fun! I'd never imagined I'd be cheered on by so many cigarette smoking old men and step on a dead rat and then gummy bears and have to scrape them from my shoes. Post race crabs and beer were an awesome touch too! I feel like I'm getting the last part of my life back on track

Just had to post this pic, can you eat a crab standing up in the rain?

Me - 42
2 kids, 9 and 12
D-Day 2/5/10, separated 3 wks later
Divorced 11/15/11!!!!

Posts: 1267 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: MD
Member # 30346
Default  Posted: 8:28 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

Go million pieces!!! Great photo

me...BS, 43 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings

Posts: 4186 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: South
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

That's awesome, million!!!

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

Posts: 25777 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 22870
Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

Posts: 7773 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
Random thoughts
Member # 2959
Default  Posted: 8:43 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

You're glowing in the picture!!! Congrats on running again and working that time set goal!

Those three words are said too much and not enough.
Chasing Cars-Snow Patrol.

Posts: 1608 | Registered: Dec 2003 | From: Some where in New Jersey
Member # 30742
Default  Posted: 8:43 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

You go girl!

Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.

Posts: 1260 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: California
Member # 12908
Default  Posted: 8:52 PM, October 13th (Sunday)



BH - no longer 48
3 DD's - (27, 24 and 17)
Divorced on 8/6/09

Posts: 9188 | Registered: Dec 2006 | From: Eastern Washington
Member # 40606
Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

Great pic.

You had me at "step on a dead rat".

Posts: 212 | Registered: Sep 2013
Member # 31468
Default  Posted: 11:50 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

Love this!

Me: BW-44
Him: XWH-44
Together 9 yrs
DDays: 1/10/2011
Status: Divorced 4/27/11

Above all, be the heroine, not the victim. - Nora Ephron

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling

Posts: 4614 | Registered: Mar 2011 | From: Texas
Member # 35695
Default  Posted: 5:21 AM, October 14th (Monday)

Awesome photo, I have a big smile on my face reading your post, thanks for sharing and congrats!!

Me:BW 46, Him:WH 50
two kids DD14 and DS17
Married 26 years
OW 28, crew member (he was the ships captain)
"People are formed by their actions, not their ideals" unknown

Posts: 472 | Registered: May 2012 | From: Australia
Member # 35229
Default  Posted: 7:59 AM, October 14th (Monday)

LOVE THIS!! You are gorgeous!

I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

Posts: 5609 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Australia
Member # 33882
Default  Posted: 8:21 AM, October 14th (Monday)

How awesome is this!! Good for you!!!!

me (BS)
him (NPD Ex)
2 dds
DDay 10/7/11

Divorced 1/17/2013

"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."

Posts: 2601 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: MA
Member # 34722
Default  Posted: 8:38 AM, October 14th (Monday)

Congrats! That was a great time and not even a PR! I saw the photo before I read the post and thought "Baltimore! " because not many races have crab at the finish line.

BTW, you look marvelous!!

Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

Posts: 2388 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: the Other Side
Sad in AZ
Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 7:02 PM, October 14th (Monday)


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20292 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
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