Friday, March 28, 2014

Catching up Part 1...

I am just not a good blogger! It is so hard to find time to blog. I am so impressed with those that can schedule posts and keep a daily blog post up! I am a wannabe daily/weekly blogger! :)
I am going to play catch up! A LOT has been happeneing since the last few re-caps I have posted. I have not blogged about it, but I am in the last stages of half-ironman training. My life has been all about swim, bike, run lately and I have loved almost every minute of it!
My first race of 2014 was the annual Polar Bear 5k sponsored by my church and my parents' sunday school class. It is a family tradition for us and the money goes to supporting a charter school mission that uses our church camp property. The school is closing so sadly this may be the last year of the Polar Bear trail run.
The fam after the race. I finished in 32:52. I had already run 8 miles that morning so I decided to run with my sister. I still ended up placing 3rd in the 20-29 age group.

I love this picture of my parents. My mom is obviously happy she is almost at the finish line! My dad is trying to act like he is not with her! :)
Next up, the weather! This crazy cold weather will make you do crazy stuff! We have gotten snow/ice two different times this winter which caused a 3-4 day break during the week. During the second snow/ice storm I was stuck inside my house for 4 days while my husband was away on a business trip on the other side of the world! SOOOOO.....this happened because I got bored:
ENTER: Little Sister Paisley
Big brother and new little sister!
I am crazy, I know but Patton needed a playmate during the day and I saw her and fell in love. She was born on December 22, 2013 and she was 8 weeks old when I got her. Patton wasn't sure at first about her but they have a good love/hate relationship now. They love each other so much but they love to play fight, growl, and roll all over each other! They keep us entertained, for sure!
She is the total opposite of Patton. She is sweet, cuddly, and so loving. She wants to be held and loved constantly! Although she has a mind of her own and can be a little fireball! We love her so much and I am so glad I made that quick on-a-whim decision to get her!

I love my babies so so much!

My mom's exact words when I told her Paisley was joining our family "That's not exactly the kind of baby I was referring to when I said I wanted you to have a baby." Obviously from the picture above she fell in love!
Up next, I ran my 14th half marathon on March 8, 2014. The Pacing for Pieces half marathon to support the Florence area Autistic Foundation. A friend and fellow runner puts this on in honor of her son who was diagnosed with Autism. She does an outstanding job and it was another successful event this year!
I ran a 1:44:47 which I was okay pleased with, but not totally. I know I can run better and I am working to get back to where I was. My mom and the husband ran the 5k!

After the half-marathon it was time to focus on the few sprint triathlons that I had coming up. I signed up for these in preparation for the half-ironman and I am so glad I did. They were so much fun and I am hooked. I love the sprint distance! Next up, my first few thriathlons of my career and this season!