Thursday, July 31, 2008

i'm a runner!

So, I've entered a whole new world called running. I really cannot believe I've done it. I've seen it happen to others but I didn't ever think I would be strong enough or motivated enough to actually go through with it. I started running with some friends mid-May and a couple Saturdays ago I ran my first 5k. Of course I forgot my camera, but here is my proof... #67. The number 22 is my ultimate favorite but 67 did me right. I reached my goal time and was excited to actually race again. I haven't been in a race since high school track where I was a sprinter/hurdler and was absolutely baffled why my friends who were distance runners would ever do that to themselves.

I am training for a sprint triathlon(swim half a mile, bike 12 miles, and run 3 miles). It started out that my friend Cindy and I were going to do it for fun, then she injured herself and I had to decide if it was something I wanted to do on my own. I am turning 30 in September and I thought a triathlon would be something memorable to do for the occasion so I decided to go for it. For those of you who don't know, I'm happy to be turning 30 and I am using every excuse I can think of to make it the be the coolest and most exciting thing ever! I had my tantrum at 29. I went out and bought super nice eye cream and that seems to have gotten me over it.

My friends and I have introduced something new into our normal running workouts. We meet at my house, ride our bikes a little over half way around Hauser lake(about 4.5 miles), jump into the lake and swim to a dock that looks really far away(I still need to measure the distance), swim back, and ride our bikes back up to my house(2 miles). We do this every Wednesday at 8am and I love it. I will be so sad to say good bye to that part of my life when the weather changes. I'll still have running though... I'm hooked!
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Thanks for the trees Grandpa!!!

While Grandpa was in town he took the kids to the nursery to pick out a couple trees to plant at the farm. This will definately be a fun memory for them to have as they watch these trees grow in the years to come. We certainly could use the shade as it has been heating up quite a bit! Thanks Grandpa! - Jacob

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4th Sneak Peak...

Here is a sneak peak of some of the pics from the 4th of July in CDA this year. My folks and Amy and Lucy came up for the weekend. We rented a party boat on the fourth and cruised around the lakd for half a day and then came home and did our own fireworks. Joni will probably post some more shots later. Here are shots of Jacob and Joni getting rowdy on the tube. Grandpa and grandma with the kids on the tube and the cousins with their fourth of July hats that they made with Gradma. WE HAD A GREAT TIME. Thanks for comin up!!!

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Newest Family Member

Mom and Dad came up this weekend and delivered the newest addition to the family. We have been waiting for some time. The kids and I are calling her "mama-bear." As you can tell they are overtaken with excitement and awe. Adaline is especially fond of the bear and is always petting and feeling the soft fur. Thanks to cousin Matthew and his hounds for leading us to this beautiful sow.

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