Monday, June 20, 2011

only 5 more sleeps!! what was i thinking??

you know you've had a busy couple weeks when 
a.  you haven't blogged in 13 days.
b.  you have 462 pictures to import to your laptop.

i've been just about as good at getting my runs in as i have been about blogging!
you'd think i would make it a priority with a marathon in 5 more sleeps, but no, i've been....

*celebrating my daughter turning 2:)...
carson and chloe

almost finished.  it took three guys 22 hours!

birthday girl!

big birthday cupcake :)

blowing out her candles.


we got her a helmet because she wants everything her brothers have:)
she loved it!

wow!! her first look at her quad:)

loving it!!

she hopped right on and took off:)

carson and clay's favorite thing to do.... "redneck sledding"

ciara taking chloe for a ride

*watching my youngest boy graduate kindergarten :)...

too cool for school :)

way to go clay logan!!

* watching my oldest graduate from 8th grade...

franco, skyler, tony, and cole.

my baby :)

tony and cole

cole, adrian, and tony...bff's :)

mr. class president.
* volunteering for field day at school...

hiking the trails behind the school

clay and courtney(the neighbor girl and his bff)


some sort of water and sponge relay race

water balloon toss.

* three day all-star baseball tournament for carson in kelso WA...

sadly this is the only picture i took all weekend :(

clay out with a half eaten sucker stuck to his lip :)
*  and last but not least my 5 mile run last night...

(supposed to be 8 but i didn't know that till i was done)
love my new shirt from skinnyrunner!! i ran 5 miles at 9:40 around naselle
and ended at the track to walk a few with my hubby:)
he's almost lost 70 lbs, i'm so proud of him!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ten things tuesday

1.  i didn't make 20 miles on saturday, but did make it 18.5 and i'm totally happy with that!  i'm not sure of our time, i forgot my garmin but my sister had hers.  it was like 3:40 ish i think.  we did stop and walk quite a bit but it was the hottest day that we've had so far this year!!  i totally forgot to take any pictures but we did take our first ice bath after....brrrr!

2.  loving the nice weather around here lately.  we went to the river beach one day and the ocean the next:)

3.  my baby girl will be 2 in six days:(  how time flies!

4.  we're having a bar-b-que for her birthday on sunday and giving her this...
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5.  we'll be spending all day saturday putting it together i'm sure!

6.  i'm pretty excited i only have two miles on the schedule for today:)

7.  alisha and i want to come up with a fun rock and roll-ish shirt or tank for the marathon, any ideas?
this might be a bit much for me.
8.  anyone know what kind of gel they offer if any at the seattle r&r?? i'm trying to decide if i should wear my fuel belt or not?  i like having drinks when i need them but don't really want to carry any extra weight.  i have enough around my midsection as it is!  i didn't use one in portland and we stopped at almost every aid station.  the gel they gave there was horrible though!!

9.  my husband brought home one of his machines to make us a new fire pit in the yard.  we have one now but it was just a spot on the yard where we burnt stuff from moving over five years ago.  it was on a  little hill so you could only sit on one side.
this is the new one in a nice flat spot where we can sit all around it:)
i'm heading to home depot today to get all the bricks to border it.

10.  have any of you runners out there tried the HCG diet??
what do you think about it??

Thursday, June 2, 2011

thursday again??

apparently thursday is my favorite day to blog for some reason.  i really do  have intentions of blogging daily but it just never seems to pan out for me.

so our weekend trip to Sunriver OR was great. 
 we hit the road friday morning and before we made it 20 miles, two out of my four lovely children 
threw-up!!  what an awesome way to start a 300 mile drive:) 
as it turns out, a blue raspberry italian cream soda... at 8am... on an empty stomach....and a really windy road.... do NOT mix!
thank god thats all it was, i was picturing us passing the flu around all weekend and trying to run on top of it!
but we were all good and after a quick shopping break at the woodburn outlets we made it to Sunriver.
saturday morning all the boys went fishing so i took of for a run while chloe and grandma went on a walk.

i don't think i will ever master the self portrait.
i ran about 2.5 miles to the house stacey was staying at and made her run back with me.  the weather was really crazy.  it was sunny when i left, when i got to stacey's it started snowing for a minute and then it was nice again.
after the run we headed into bend to go to the run expo and pick up our goodies and bib.
as soon as we got there it started snowing!! WTF ? it's almost june!

then we headed to the old mill district to do a little more shopping and get some lunch.

and some yummy ben and jerry's ice cream.
now it's sunday, half marathon time, and the sun is out:)
it was still pretty cold at 8:30 but i went with my running skirt and 26.2 apparel shirt that i love, with a lightweight nike jacket. 
i didn't really know what to expect from this run.  it was my first half by myself and also my first trail run.  i felt pretty good the first few miles even though it seemed like we were running up hill most of the time.  i didn't love all the trails, you really have to be careful and pay attention to where you are putting your feet every step!
i saw my sister in law at the halfway point, she was doing a relay, and i really wanted to be done.  my legs felt fine i was just tired and hot!  i kept going hoping for some down hills.  the second half was way better! no more rocky trails and lots of down hills, right until the last mile or so:( 
with the finish in sight i saw my family, chloe was soooo happy to see me and i knew she would freak if i went right by so i grabbed her thinking the finish line was right ahead.  
well it wasn't so now i'm running carrying a two tear old!!  we had to stop and walk for a minute but then we ran through the finish line together:)

half marathon # 4 done
garmin time 2:15
official time 2:17
alisha and i are doing 20 miles on saturday, that will be my first and last long run for my seattle r&r marathon that's in like 3 weeks!! yikes
on a different note i bought myself a nook color and i LOVE it!!
now i need some nook friends!