Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The 1/2 marathon is next weekend and I did a 10 mile walk today... it's my last long walk before the race next weekend. It went well and I felt pretty good although I was slower than I would like to be. I hope on race day I can speed things up a bit. My training for this has been so laid back compared to training for the marathon.... that completely consumed my life. A half is definitely more manageable!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Travis and Noah before the race walking down to the starting area.
The race begins...
Noah high fiving Travis as he runs by.
Taking a breather.
That's my man!
Travis putting his very sweaty arm around me after the race.
While waiting for Travis to run his race we hung out by the lake. It was the perfect day to be outside... what a treat for it being the end of August.
Too cute....If only that sippy cup wasn't there.
My baby Katy
I got this great shot of Noah throwing rocks into the Lake....That kept him busy for quite awhile.
The kids by the Lake.
Travis visited Rock Eagle when he was in the 6th grade and has talked about wanting to take us there for a long time. So, after his race we went and I'm so glad we did because it was very interesting and I think Noah got a lot out of it. He asked lots of questions.... oh wait, he always asks lots of questions.
This is a cool tower where you go up to the top to look out over the rocks.
Climbing the stairs to the top of the tower.
These rocks are believed to have been put here by the Indians thousands of years ago.
Looking out over the rocks from the tower.
Travis and Noah reading about Rock Eagle.
The weather was perfect and the clouds in the sky were so beautiful.
A very cool "Welcome to the Planet" sign
Carol and Ed
Ed working hard...
The girls dresses match the Planet Smoothie motif...
Look at me Mommy.....be careful Lily!!
Nana and Katy
Monday, August 17, 2009
We had a pretty active summer. Since Travis came home in May he has run 3 marathons and is planning to run a half marathon this weekend. Labor Day weekend we are both going to do the Rock N' Roll half in VA Beach. I can't wait to see my friend Michelle... she's doing it too. Looking back on the training I did for the marathon in May I had it pretty good because the weather was so nice. Now, it's brutal to walk or run in the heat and I'm considerably slower. We have been to Kennesaw Mountain a few times for long walk/runs on the trails. It's nice being in the woods but is still so hot. The other day Travis kept telling me to breathe in through my mouth... deep breaths.... but I was basically hyperventilating and couldn't. I hate the heat and my training is definitely not what it was back in the spring and I hope that I'll be ready for the half. At least I have been doing classes at the gym several times a week and have been getting cardio that way. I have really enjoyed this Body Combat class... it's mixed martial arts. Body Pump, Body Flow, and RPM have also been enjoyable.
We are planning to do a half marathon each month this fall and I am particularly excited about this women's only half that I'm doing in November in St. Petersburg, FL. I've never done a race with women only.... Should be fun.
Let me leave you with a few pictures from this summer....
Having fun in our little pool in the backyard.
Lily and Noah standing outside in the rain looking at the tree that just fell in the yard.
Lily faking her nap.
Katy loves books almost as much as Lily and is always eager to sit in your lap to be read to.
Here she is looking at her Baby Signs book.
At a truck stop on the way to WV...
Lily was not happy with this pose and Daddy had to rescue her.
A Sunday stroll on the Silver Comet Trail
Daddy sharing smoothies with his favorite girls.
The girls eating together at a family picnic in Tifton
Noah's first day of 3rd grade.