April 26, 2010

2010 is my year to RUN

I think I've become a runner!

I'm not sure...

Maybe I just won't admit it to myself yet. Honestly, I really don't enjoy running but I like to get my workout over with. I know that sounds crazy! I think I like these races to keep me motivated but if I stop doing the races I might loose interest in running. Silly huh?

In early December 2009, I decided I was going to getting into running more than I had ever in the past. I commited to the Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series. It's a series of four races in January and February 2010. The length of the races gradually got longer as I completed the series.

My first one in January was a 5K in Cheyene Mountain State Park and my sister ran with me, I'm on the left in the picture above. Then, I went on to run a 4mi., 5mi. and a 10K by the time I was done in February. Here are my times:
  • Jan. 9, 2010 5K
    Age-Group Place-24/32, Time-0:44:39
  • Jan. 23, 2010 4Mi.
    Age-Group Place-26/31, Time-0:50:03
  • Feb. 12, 2010 5Mi.
    Age-Group Place-22/24, Time-1:04:30
  • Feb. 27, 2010 10K
    Age-Group Place-19/23, Time-1:20:06

    Then, this past Sunday I ran another one. This was a 5K for Parkinson's Awareness. I ran it with some friends and I'm really glad I did. I do feel really good after it's done.

    Here is my time:

    April 25, 2010 5K Age-GroupPlace-16/19, Time-0:37:36

    I feel really good about my time compared to January!!

    And now........
    I just committed to running in the Bolder Boulder in Boulder, CO on Memorial Day, it's a 10K and I have to say I AM really excited about this one. My brother is going to run with me. And, my dad and sister are going to walk the course.

    I think I'm most excited to:
  1. Check it off my bucket list
  2. Run with my family
  3. Feel the energy coming from the CU stadium as we finish the race

Wish me luck!!

April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

I'm finally getting around to sharing my Easter pictures.
My nephew JJ came over the night before Easter to dye eggs. He was so funny! His mom have him a white crayon to color on the egg so he started coloring. The next thing we heard was him banging the egg on the table. Yep, he cracked it! No big deal! He didn't know why we're coloring eggs!

The next day was Easter and the minute he walked in the door he spotted the eggs hidden all around the living room. He wasn't in the door a minute and he was going to get the eggs. His mom handed him his basket and he was off. Although soon after he decided that the basket was heavy and he didn't want to carry it anymore.
At first he just collected the eggs but then he figured out there was something in those eggs. He pryed one open and found jelly beans. So, then he went around to find more realizing they all must have candy in them. Some had coins. But every time he found more jelly beans he'd stuff them in his mouth! Pretty soon he had so many in his mouth he couldn't talk and I think he even started to drool!
His Easter Basket from Aunt Becky, Uncle Keith and Jasmine had a Handy Manny coloring book and crayons in it. He has been wanting to "write" so this was a hit. I even got on the floor to color with him. He is so much fun!

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I have to say I had a very nice day with my family.

I really wanted to write the chorus of the song "Because He Lives". It has stuck in my mind all day. I've heard it so many times but I can't get it out of my head today on this day of Easter.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future.
And life is worth the living just because He lives
He is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!