Saturday, October 23, 2010


I need to clarify here. We actually ran 13.22--it seems they messed up on the exact milage (I wouldn't second guess our garmin :))!

I am sitting here on the couch (RELAXING) and decided what better time to write our race story than now when it is fresh on my mind.

Alarm went off at 5:00am and honestly I wanted to turn it off BUT my hubby was up and at em'.

Scarfed down a bowl (half bowl actually) of oatmeal.

Left the house at 5:45am to drop E off at some dear friends house who graciously volunteered to watch him while we indulged in this thing called running.

Arrived at the race sight at 6:55am. The first thing both of us wanted to do was go potty (the nerves were kicking in). I waited in line to pick up our packets and race stuff while daniel went and used the porta potties. Then I went--I want to interject right here that those are THE. GROSSEST. THINGS. when you have a bunch of runners who are trying to "clear themselves out" before a big run. Eeew!

Now its about 25 mins till the race starts, so we basically stand around, stretch and people watch.

The weather wasn't great. It was chilly and suppose to rain.

like I said, we did a good bit of stretching...

Then we started popping some gels. I caught him in middle chew.

Yes this is my hubby. Isn't he a hunk? Okay don't answer that...I think he is though!

D wanted to get a little pre-race video too

Since we had no fans there :( here is our best attempt at a pre race photo of the two of us.

So race time. This was the first time they had this race at this certain place, so it was a little disorganized, but we didn't mind. They did groups of 25. Once our time got called, we headed to the line, looked at each other (with a half grin) heard the wistle, and off we went.

Honestly the first 3 miles went by so fast I didn't even know we were running. By mile 4 I was looking behind us thinking...we're already here? By mile 5 to 6 I felt my body needing another gel or two. That was probably one of the toughest times of the race.

Mile 6 was when it started raining. ugh!

Between mile 6 and 7 I saw the sign which said "mile 8" (you had to do 2 loops and I thought to myself, wow mile 8 sounds really good right now.)

Once we got to mile 8 we both seemed to be cruisin'. Talking and chatting the whole way (oh and listening to those running around us).

Popped some more gels about mile 9 and 10. Both of us seemed to have legs that were tightening at this point. Like I said earlier, this was their first race here and they had their markers all wrong. Thank goodness we had our garmin!

By mile 10 we decided to start picking it up. We seemed to be blowing past people who blew past us in the beginning. Once we hit mile 12 we were in full power mode. We crossed the finish line holding hands (awe I know :)) at 2:08:10. That's a 9:47 pace. We were hoping for a 9:09 pace, but we just didn't give ourselves enough time to train (5 weeks).

We snagged another runner to snap our picture after the race. Here we are 13.1 miles later. Wet and cold!

Sadly we didn't stay to get our medals because we really needed to head on to pick up big guy!

It was such a great feeling! We were chatting afterwords about how we are ready for the next one ;).

So that's about it.

We will (Lord willing) do it again!

Thanks for all the support!


More from the park

I don't blog very much, but thought this was a cute video of the wife and kid.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

the park

This is where we will be spending a good bit of our time for the next couple of weeks. The cooler temperatures are quickly approaching, so I want to make sure E is parked out! So far he is going not stop as soon as his feet hit the pavement.
and fav :) look at E's half grin!

Tonight I got brave enough (after one to many comments about how long E's hair is) and gave him his first hair cut! Eeeek!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

13 months fun!

A little late on this because Eli will be 14 months soon, but here are a few photos from 13 months! I am only allowing myself a few minutes to put these up because I have to be very productive today! (lots to do).

Oh and we are running our half on saturday...will post on that when I can!

We went to the Fall Festival last weekend.

This kid L.O.V.E.S. the playground!

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Okay not that far back!
I was searching through our pictures to find some for the upcoming wedding (D&B), and came across these. Not sure if I ever shared them or not.

You see, now that Daniel & I are the ones behind the camera, we don't seem to get many pictures of the two of us. Before though we were taking the pics, we decide to have some done. Erin Nolen did a great job! This was over 2 years ago (WOW how time flies when your having fun!). Hope you enjoy!

ps apparently we not only like each other a whole lot, BUT we also like to kiss :) sorry in advance for all the smooches!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Did I mention?

Eli started walking on August 25th. This was just before his 1st birthday. I have been meaning to get a video up, but honestly keep putting it off. This morning while he was playing and I was enjoying my warm cup of oh-so-delicious coffee, I grabbed my phone and shot a video. This is too funny! He's chatting, playing "shy", pooping & then running away from the camera :) enjoy!

btw...had to do 3 separate videos because when emailing, they were too large (this is all one video though)

Sunday, October 03, 2010


miles tonight. WOW did it feel good. once it was over, Daniel and I couldn't believe that we both felt great. I snapped a couple of pictures from our run. It was just breath taking! please excuse the quality...these were from my iphone.

We have less than 3 WEEKS!!!!! WE ARE PUMPED!

And of course I couldn't have a post without little guy. I took this today after church with the iphone (left the camera in the car)


Saturday, October 02, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all!

I love this time of year! It is just truly breath taking. Nothing like the changing of seasons.

Today, Eli & I along with the Fischers set out for some apple picking. You see myself nor my son had ever done this before. It was fun (although Eli refuses to be held except on the shoulders, so he was into everything..even the geese poo). Sadly, Daniel couldn't join us for he had a class, BUT I know next year we will be sure to go when he can!

(this first picture is out of focus. we asked a sweet girl to take our picture and this is what we's better than nothing =)).

Thanks Fischer's for such an enjoyable time!!