August 2, 2013

Lake Pueblo

Keith & I had nice weekend camping in July. 

May 19, 2013

I did it!

I finished my half marathon! And got to run through the zoo while doing it! 

On race day I just had a positive attitude. I really wasn't completely feeling it but, of course, I wanted to finish what I started. I'M GLAD I DID! 

I quit training in March, I was so burnt out.  Then a week before the race I had gotten sick. Two days prior I went to the doctor and got some good stuff just to help me through.  At the starting line I was saying to myself to just do what I can and I was thinking I'll never do this again but, just be glad to check it off my bucket list.  By the finish line, I was crying because I felt I had accomplished something so big (for me). Near the end I was thinking I could do one of these again! Too funny! 

Now that a little time has passed, I'm not sure I'll do another yet but, so happy at my achievement. 

I am now focusing on other fitness activities like yoga & a powerflex class at my gym. I'm loving classes they keep me motivated. 

February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom was in the newspaper on her first (leap) birthday. She would have turned 15 1/4 today. I love you mom!

February 25, 2013

February 18, 2013

More owl hats

This is Mia! So cute wearing the pink owl hat I made her. 

This is Bristol! She was just a week old in this pic. 

February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to my sweet Jasmine

Jasmine turned 17 this week! I can't believe it, I can't believe how fast time has flown. My baby girl is getting older right before my eyes. She celebrated with our annual tradition of dinner at Red Robin. 

February 11, 2013

6 miles today

My fitbit is saying I took over 16,000 steps. I really am surprising myself with this goal of mine. Less than a moth ago I was excited about a 12,000 step day. Today was a 6-mile run. I walked most of it. Because it snowed, I went to the gym & used the treadmill which is like torture. You'd think I would've ran to get it over with but no. I read my book to pass the time.

February 9, 2013

This is Lincoln and his new hat

 I made this cute blue owl hat for my Cousin's new son Lincoln. I just have to say the newborn size is so small! 

I asked Andy and Erin to send me pictures with the hat on. I love these!

February 7, 2013

65 years is a long time!

 We just took a quick trip to Kansas City to surprise my Mother-in-law and Father-in-law for their 65th wedding anniversary.  

Happy Anniversary to Ken and Ora Mae!

We had to leave early for the flight and Jasmine fell asleep in the truck on the way to the airport.

They were surprised for sure. There was about 40 people at the party and they had no idea what they were walking into. They thought they were just going to dinner with my sister and brother-in-laws.

January 21, 2013

Our trip to Albuquerque

We had a very nice trip to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. We packed for two nights and ended up only spending one night. It was chalk full of sight-seeing and finding yummy food and most importantly spending time with my family. 

 We went to Pecos National Historical Park north of Santa Fe

Going down into the kiva

We found Route 66! Jasmine really wanted to see it. Of course, it's just a road but we drove down to see all of the old buildings that are still there. 

This is an old bridge that is no longer in use but, it used to be part of Route 66.

We found good food. This was Harry's Road House.

I had a panini and Jasmine ordered a Caesar salad.

Then we went to the Fiesta Balloon Museum. 


There was a wedding that was about to begin while we were at the museum.

I got my workout in while at the hotel. I have to say, I think this is the first time I have ever gotten a workout in on vacation. 

We went to Old Town Albuquerque.

We went to a greasy spoon diner on Route 66. 

And, on our way out of the state we had to stop by and stock up on some "two-buck-chuck"

2013 Running Challenges

In 2013 I have decided to start something new:
13 in 2013 is a running challenge I've joined. I need to run 13 races of any variety this year. They can be virtual runs as well. 

I am so inspired by my friend Brandi and her blog Thin after twins. She is doing these and I am ready to get back into shape. Last year was quite the year so after reading Brandi's post I decided this is my year!

I also signed up for 5 by the 5th another challenge I found because of Brandi. I just need to run five races by June 2013.

And, to top it off I am going to run in  the Colfax half marathon on May 19th! I  just completed my second week of training for this 17-week program. It is official I am signed up and paid for to run this so, here we go! Oh, Um I get to run through the zoo! I'm so excited!

I have signed up for this Game Day 5K on Super Bowl Sunday as well. I need to get these runs in and need little ones along the way as I train for the half marathon. Wow! I can't believe I'm doing this, I might be crazy!