Sunday, May 16, 2010

Let us run...let us run...let us run the race before us...

Ah, a song from my good ole camp days. Didn't know that it would be come reality for me as a grown up!

My 1st official race was maybe 18 months ago? The Beaufort Twilight "Fun Run" in Beaufort, SC. 5k=3.2 miles for you non-runners. I hadn't trained at all for it and was heartily sorry the next day. Still I came in at 48 minutes. I was aiming for under an hour, so I was happy.

Enter this weekend. The USMC sponsored Semper Fred 5K in Fredricksburg, VA. I only found out about this race 2 wks ago, so I really only had about 10 days to train. And train I did. I NEVER go to the gym 5-6 times a week. Never before this past week. Busted my hiney I did, and it SO paid off. After a gradual 5 day build up to last week, I started doing the full 3.2 and cruches, side crunches & reverse sit-ups after every workout. I ended up beating my time from the Twilight Run. Shaved off over 10 minutes! WOOT! Ended up with a time of 38.17.

I have to say that when my husband (who IS a runner)always told me that if I worked out more that I would feel "better & more healthy" I really thought he was CRAZY. But I must say that I have felt better this week than I have in MONTHS, maybe years. So much so that I actually let him sign me up for 3 more races this year. GASP!! (Yeah, I know, what was I THINKING???) I can DO THIS!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

AWANA Award Ceremony

They have been waiting MONTHS for this. They did such a good job and worked so hard. I am so proud of them. Especially Abby who finished TWO books despite her struggles with her autism.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sesame Street came to TOWN!!!

While my girls don't really watch it on the TV...they had a BLAST seeing them in person. Normally I wouldn't have taken them but since the tickets were FREE thru the USO...all about taking them to a FREE activity!! lol

They had a BLAST!! So much so that when a friend of ours who had gotten tickets for Friday's show (we went on thursday night) and then couldn't go...she gave them to us and the girls had even MORE of a blast since we got to sit up front this front row. They danced like crazy and just had SO much fun. :) Nice family activity for sure.




Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Bethany!!

We went out this weekend to DC to celebrate...but even though her ACTUAL birthday fell on a regular, ho-hum monday, she still had fun. We had some yummy cake and ice cream, streamers and balloons were still hung (even though our family is the only one to see them we had a nice family walk, and played at the park and picked flowers along the path.