“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

3 Things and an Ultra Fuel Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the Ultra Fuel Giveaway!

The winner is Jen@ Run for Anna!

Congrats Jen! You are going to love this stuff!!
Jen, if you would, send me your mailing address to mommysfitfortheking@yahoo.com

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Three Things

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,




3 comments:

Lisa said...

My daughter did some home rebuilding in New Orleans (post katrina) last year and now she thinks she wants to go to school there. she loved it too!

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

Yay! I emailed my address to you.

I never thought about going to New Orleans, either. Beautiful picture of the cathedral. Since I'm a newer follower, I didn't know about the boots before now. As I have watched my son grow up, I have to laugh sometimes at the battles he has chosen to fight. I'm still laughing, sometimes, and he turns 16 on Monday! :)

Julie said...

Hi April,
Great pictures! I hope all is well with you!

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