Thanks to and a husband willing to stop on his way through Provo, I’ve now got this indispensable piece of running equipment. I’m not sure who likes it more, the boys or me.

I also got a new pair of running shoes. Hey look–no holes in the toes! I started the couch to 5k program again and got through two complete weeks before the baby got double ear infections, and then both little boys got the stomach flu. I’ve been sidelined for about a week, but I hope to get back to running soon. I can’t tell you how much fun it was to run again.

I’m watching my form very carefully, plus I do yoga after each run. And good news!–so far my back hasn’t hurt at all! My ankles are another story. Sometimes I feel very old; I just get one part to stop hurting and another ache starts elsewhere!

Anyone else been bit by the running bug this spring?