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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Who says you can't go home?

Who Says You Can't go Home - Bon Jovi
Who says you can't go home? There's only one place they call me one of their own. Just a hometown boy, born a rolling stone, who says you can't go home? Who says you can't go back? Been all around the world and as a matter of fact, there's only one place left I want to go, who says you can't go home? It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright, its alright. I went as far as I could, I tried to find a new face, there isn't one of these lines that I would erase. I lived a million miles of memories on that road with every step I take I know that I'm not alone you take the home from the boy, but not the boy from his home. These are my streets, the only life I've ever known, who says you can't go home?

Who says you can't go home? After my bat-shit insane moment of decide I was going to run a marathon, I thought about where to run one. Did I want to go to Cali? Phoenix? Somewhere local? Instead, I decided I wanted my friends & family to be there, so the Vermont City Marathon it is.

On top of that, I decided I needed a vacation. LA and Vegas called my name.... but I finally decided on going to Vermont for a long weekend (almost a week) with family and my best friend. I can't think of a better way to relax and spend my time off. There will be lots of laughter, getting my hair done, shopping, laughter, family and friends. Did I mention laughter? And a new puppy... who's stolen everyone's heart at home.

And my best friend. My amazing best friend. I say it often, but I mean it, I would be absolutely lost without her. We've been through it ALL together. From the heartbreak to laughter to everything in between. The other day she said "I was thinking while mowing the lawn, I could run to the play list on my iPod". I said "ohhh like a 5k? DO IT WITH ME!!!", half thinking she would tell me I'm nuts. But she didn't, and before long, I was sending her the Couch to 5K (C25K) running plan. Yesterday, with her son in tow (er..stroller...yelling "run mana run!")... she started her 1st training. I'm humbled and grateful that she is my best friend. And I couldn't be more excited to know she'll be crossing the finish line with me in November. (Christa, you'll leave us in the dust!!!) ... we might be gasping for breath, but I'll be crossing the line arm in arm with my best friend.

I'm going home in October for vacation. I'm going home in November for my first Thanksgiving in Vermont in 7 years, and I'll be home for Christmas. I'm so grateful that I work from home and my job is allowing me to work from home, in Vermont. Miss Lily will be with her cat-sitter, eventually maybe she'll be able to make the trips with me on the plane. Maybe. Possibly. (Am I that brave?)

So...who says you can't go home?


  1. Could you try to make a post about me sometime that doesn't make me cry. I love you and thank you for supporting me in everything I do. I am excited about our first 5k together and hopefully this will be the start of a new tradition.

  2. If I did that it would likely be embarrassing! Does it help I was crying when I wrote it? (29 days, not that I'm counting!)

  3. Ohhh..How did I miss that one?? You're running in the 5k THIS November? Sheesh, I was thinking you meant a year from now. OY! Good for you. I'll be seeing you soon, yes?

  4. Yes Kath, the 5K is this year. 5k, then an 8k, then a 10k and so on up to a half marathon, then a full. The full is about 18 mos out though. And yes - I'll be home on the 20th!