Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Found this geocache... finally!

We attempted to find this geocache last fall at the little old Propstburg School with no luck.  Then last weekend we decided to try again and were successful.  Now we can move on with our lives!

Lily found it!

Dad helps Lily to pull it out from the rocks. 

I'm surprised we found it because it was hidden perfectly in the rocks of the church.

The cache was a little pill bottle attached to a rock with a little log book inside.
We signed our names, put it back where we found it, and look forward to finding our next geocache!


Saturday, May 07, 2011

Easy three miler

It has been a good running week for me.  I met a friend at the track yesterday for a quick run and it was so much fun.  It seemed so quick and easy and I know it was because we were talking and laughing.  It is amazing how a good conversation can pass the time.  I look forward to more of runs like this.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I'm glad I did...

So, I decided to run the base 6 mile race yesterday even though I was still a little sore from Saturday's half.  I'm so glad I did because it was a lot of fun and I ran it in 1:05:03, which is a PR for me.  That is two PR's in one week!  Who's your Mama?

Monday, May 02, 2011

WV Race for Hope Half Marathon

This past weekend I ran my first half marathon of the year and was pleasantly surprised at my time since the last half I ran was at Thanksgiving.  I kicked butt and had a new PR!!  Woo- hoo!!!  It was in Elkins, WV on a beautiful rails to trails course.  It was the perfect first trail run for me because the course was relatively flat with soft, well packed gravel.  There was one long, steady hill  that seemed to go on forever but was only about 1.5 miles.  It was not terribly enjoyable going up that hill, but it was a treat going down!  The weather was cool, sunny and pleasant and I got a nice bit of sun and I'm still flying high today. 

I'm feeling sore today, but it's that good kind of sore that you feel like you've accomplished something. It feels good to get back into the swing of things again and I'm really looking forward to the next half marathon we have planned in Williamsburg, VA later this month.   We have the Hatfield- McCoy marathon in KY/WV scheduled for June and Travis plans to run the marathon and I'm running the half.  I think I'll stick with half's for now and maybe, just maybe, plan to do another marathon later this year. 

Tomorrow morning the base is having a 6 mile run and I'm debating on whether or not I should attempt it because it sounds like fun running from the upper base to the lower base, but that may be pushing it for me.  We'll see!