Thursday, April 21, 2011

Private Turney

Ryan graduated from basic training on April 21st. Mom, Dad and I flew to Columbia, SC to be there for Family Day which was on April 20th. Christy then came in time for the graduation ceremony. Because of work, Michelle was not able to attend.

The pomp and circumstance around the Family Day and Graduation was so emotional. I was over flowing with pride and love for my nephew, my hero.

Ryan stayed at Ft. Jackson for AIT, which is basically his job training for HR Specialist. He should learn soon where his first assignment will be and will get leave around the beginning of July. Can't wait to see him again!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Yesterday I ran 12 miles.

I know - WOW!

The Heels and Hills 1/2 marathon is 2 weeks away and after yesterday's training run, I am certain that I can run a 1/2 and still survive. I'll be walking slowly for a few days afterwards, but I will survive.

Through the leg aches, ice baths and learning how to breathe properly, I've become a runner. A slow runner, but a runner all the same. And that is something I never thought I'd say!