Friday, November 27, 2009


Baby Broussard at 8 weeks! Excuse the ugly pink scrubs, my Monday attire for work, but you can see a little bump that was not there before! I was so proud of my flat 6 pack and now there is just a little layer of fat on the last section of that pack! haha
I go to the doctors at 12 weeks, so expect a pic in December! All is well with me and baby :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

San Antonio Journey!!

This is TIRED!!!!!

Ready for a crazy post?! My Marathon journey started Friday after my Sports Med Appt. Loaded up Champ and we were off to Houston! We arrived around 6pm, just in time for a wonderful Lasagna dinner at my mom's! Saturday, after my dad refereed a couple of games we were back on the road to San Antonio. We just made it before the expo closed, to pick up my race packet. We picked a nice Sonic dinner and headed to the hotel where we caught the Texas Tech Red Raiders BEAT OSU!!! Shoot 'em up!!! Turned in very early, after all, big day on Sunday! Ok, here's the good part...Sunday morning I woke up and got ready just like any other marathon, only this time I was SO nervous...more nervous than ever...not just nerves about running a marathon...but because 6 days before I found out I am PREGNANT!!!! Yes, that's right, I was running for 2!!! So of course most people were worried about me running, so I was contemplating just running the 1/2 marathon, even though I was cleared by 2 OB's and my sports med doctor. I talked to my dad and after receiving his advice I decided I would in fact just run the half. I didn't know how much this would actually affect me. At mile 10.5, runners had to make a choice, full marathoners to the right and 1/2 marathoners to the left. When I forced my legs to the left, I started to cry. Not because of pain, but because in my mind I was failing myself. I have never started something in my life, and not finished it. I will receive a DQ (disqualification) for the marathon race because I had signed up for the race and did not complete it, but will receive an official time for the half marathon. Then I started to think about why I was reacting like this, I mean after all I had another 3 miles to figure myself out!! Mixed with emotions of hormones, and the experience of a race for me, came a realization that its not about me anymore. I had made this decision for someone else, not me, for little Baby Broussard! I then began to look at it as a good thing. Still hard for the competitive side of me to see that DQ, but a good decision overall! Race went well! Finished with a 2 hr 25 min time-satisfied with that!!! I did meet 2 pregnant girls at the start of the race who were a tremendous source of encouragement and information. Thank you Christy (6 mos pregnant) and Kristen (3 mos pregnant) who I don't know your last names, but thank you for all of your words!! These girls were running the half marathon!! Not to mention their cute shirts that said "One Bad Mother Runner" on the front!!

So as soon as I crossed the finish line, met up with my dad, we were in the car AGAIN to head home. We were able to go look at our old house from when we lived there when I was younger. It was sad to see it is not kept the way my parents had kept it, but good to see something familiar! Once getting back to Houston, took a break for a few minutes and was back in the car to head to Louisiana. Did I mention I had to do all of this traveling because my boss would not give me Monday off?!?! Yep, still bitter!! I arrived home around 7pm, with enough time to take a bath and head to bed early! YIKES! Long and fast weekend!!!

All in all it was a great time, I had a blast with my dad! I liked having a weekend with just us :) He was such a good chauffeur and support system at the race!! My mom is the ultimate dog sitter and gave Champ royal treatment while we were in San Antonio, so much that I left him for the week and will pick him up when I go back into town next weekend. Thanks mom and Hannah!!

Ill post more on the pregnancy later, just excited to announce to everyone!! Praise God for this baby in me!

Have a great week!

Friday, November 13, 2009

San Antonio here I come!!!

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
Ok, off to San Antonio for the Marathon on Sunday! I will post Monday afternoon about my journey. That is if I am still boss did not give me Monday off...I guess I love a challenge! YIKES! Pray for my SI joint on Sunday, and my attitude at work on Monday. (I'm bitter..can you tell?!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."--Gatorade
The decision I am faced every mile 17!
Thursday!! My favorite day of the week!! Have a great one!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


"The greatest pleasure in life, is doing the things people say we cannot do."-- Walter Bagehot

This one made me smile. Any of you who know me, know this is me! It doesn't matter if you were or are someone who is saying I can't do something to be spiteful or just honest, I will kill myself proving to you I CAN!!! Haha I love a challenge! Even from when I was little, my parents would agree, what I set my mind to, I try to accomplish. Thank you to all of my friends and family who have always supported me and pushed me when I needed it along the way!

Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle when the sun comes up you'd better be running.
(But, unless you're a runner, you won't understand.)
I've posted this before...I just LOVE it!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Inspirations for the week

I will be posting an inspiration for each day the next 6 days leading up to the marathon on Sunday(all running quotes of course!! Ha). The butterflies have officially begun. I am nervous and excited! The anticipation is always intense the week of for me. Please pray for this new injury discovered last Friday...SI joint and all the muscles surrounding it. I will see my sports med doc only once more before Sunday-YIKES!

Here is a little thought for today...

"Tough times don't last but tough people do." - A.C. Green
Happy Monday :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009


The Chili Cook Off was a complete success!!!

Thank you to everyone who came and showed support for Running Hope! I appreciate the travelers, Sara and kids OK, Mom and Sarah TX to take time to drive out and support both Running Hope and me. Thank you to the cooking teams, Acadian Contractors, Acadiana Flight School, Sugar Mill Pond and Wet Tech Energy. Thank you to all of my in-laws who ALL came out and stayed the entire event. Thank you to The Picardy Birds who did a fantastic job supplying us with wonderful music and talent!

It is because of ALL of you, that I surpassed my goal of $5240! Thank you again!!