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1. Running in New Orleans
I spent 4 days in New Orleans last week for work....I have never had a desire to go to New Orleans before this.
New Orleans is now in my top 3 favorite cities! I had an amazing time and fell in love with it's historic charm! I'm a big city girl anyway, I love the sounds and smells of a big city. The history, music, food, and people were amazing!
|The Cathedral was my absolute favorite sight to see.|
|These are my "bosses" and my spiritual mother and father...two of the most amazing people you will ever meet!|
We stayed at the Hotel Provincial which was the first Confederate Hospital. If you go to New Orleans and want to stay in the French Quarter, I highly recommend this hotel.
The hotel didn't have a fitness room, and so I was a little concerned about getting some mileage in. I wasn't afraid to run by myself on the streets of NOLA but J had told me not to.
The first night there, I saw a lot of runners out on the streets. So I figured I "technically" would not be running by myself if there were other runners out too......right?
I woke up early the first morning around 5am and headed out. I ran three blocks down to Jackson square, where there were several groups of homeless people. I made my way past Cafe Du Monde( which is open 24hrs) and seriously considered scraping my run for beignet and a coffee. Behind the Cafe is a walk way that leads to the River Walk, a half mile walk way on the Mississippi. I decided to do several out and backs on the walk way. And when I got there I was happy to see several other runners already out.
I felt safe the entire time and got to watch the most beautiful sunrise over the Mississippi river.
Maybe it was a false sense of security...though I do believe that I am under God's protection...because I learned while I was on the River Walk that a few hours earlier the police had pulled a dead body from the river!!! I still wasn't afraid...however, I did think it was wise to hold off on the solo running the rest of the time there.;)
2. We are back to the boots. If you remember, Maddox(3) wore rubber boots everyday for 5 months straight. We were finally able to coax him into some sandals right before going to the beach.
Then last night.....
Total meltdown .....all because I asked him to put his sandals on for church....
3. I am putting together an awesome giveaway/raffle to raise money for the Fetal Hope Foundation.
It should be ready by sometime next week, I have some awsome prizes from companies like:
So make sure to check back next week!
Hope you have been blessed in every way this week!
Grace and peace,