Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday to my favorite Mom! Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm Baaaack

We had a great vacation. Although with kids is it still called a vacation. Anyway it was time away. The weather was awesome. We haven't always had great weather when we've gone to Penticton. It was great to just hang out, soak up the rays. Actually I didn't soak up a lot of rays as I was the one to spend a lot of time under the umbrella with Spencer. Chris likes to laugh at how much darker he is than me. I just don't tan dark. You'd think he would know this as he has to see my pastey white skin all year round. Next year I'll probably be darker but wishing I could sit under the umbrella cause I'll be chasing a 18 month old all over the beach.
All in all it was a great vacation. Pictures soon once I go through them.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Penticton here we come. Can't wait to lay on the beach. Okay who am I kidding. I've got 3 kids I don't think I'll be laying on the beach. But it will be great to bask in the sun.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Confirmed Diagnosis

I do indeed have an IT band injury. Matthew, the physio guy, worked on it, gave me some exercises to do and sent me on my merry way. I shouldn't have to go back to see him unless I feel I need some more ultrasounding and electro thingying. Which by the way felt quite funky. And the thing I was happy to hear is that he said to take a week off and then start slowly running again. Meaning run/walk. He seemed to think that after being pregnant the muscles and such tightened up more than normal.
I can't wait to get back to running.

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Race

The race started off really well. I felt great. Chris and I were going at a good and comfortable pace. I started to feel a twing of pain. At around 10k took a bathroom break and off we went well my knee decided no thanks. My knee injury was back and worse than before. I was in a lot of pain but I hobbled my way through the finish line. Chris figured we were on pace to finish at around 2 hrs 10 min. My goal was 2 hrs 30 min. I know that I finished and that in itself is an accomplishment but I am very disappointed and frustrated in how it went. I've trained really hard the last 5 months. Starting from getting back into running to being ready to run this race. I've had mostly positive comments and everybody has been really encouraging. It just plain old sucks right now. Hopefully the physio will help and I'll be back running and training for the next race, once I'm healed.
Chris was awesome. So encouraging along the way as I was crying and fighting to finish. He kept reminding me of what I've done to get to this point and the accomplishments I've made. I love him so much and I'm so thankful for him.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Parade, naps, Stampede and food

Yesterday we got up at the unpleasant hour of 5:00am. I haven't been up that early for a long time and I'll be doing it again tomorrow. The parade was good. The kids love going so getting up early is worth it. Although we still didn't get there early enough to get a curb seat. We had to wait till the intersections were closed. Next year I guess we'll have to send Chris to camp out. :)
The parade was followed by naps for everyone, even me the non napper. After that refresher we got ourselves to the stampede grounds. A few rides were enjoyed by the kids, corn dogs for the wee ones, cotton candy for the kiddlets, bbq beef sandwich thing for Chris, lemonade, Cowboy beef sundae for me followed up with mini donuts which I will mention are not all gone. And I love mini donuts but restrained. Quinten does not share my love of mini donuts. He had one and said no thank you yucky(actually it came out as lucky but we knew what he meant). Who doesn't like mini donuts?
So a good day was had by all. Today will be a relaxing day followed by the stampede concert at church.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Thanks Y'all! (In the spirit of Stampede)

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me. And for all the positive comments.
And especially to my best friend, my husband, who hates running but is supporting me by running with me. He said he would even be my water and energy substance carrier. What a guy! Love you Sweets!

And as an added note the running attire has now changed. I bought a running skirt. Who's girly now?

Happy parading and stampeding! I'm like a little kid when it comes to the parade, even though we have to be up at the crack of dawn.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

4 days to go

The big race is in 4 days. I'm feeling pretty good about it. Hopefully the knee holds up for me. I've got my gels ready, and being a such a chick I already have what I'm going to run in picked out. See I am girly.

I forgot to post on Monday. Spencer is now 9 months old weighing in at 17 lbs 12 oz and 27 1/2 inches. At least that is what we got him as. He goes tomorrow for his 9 month check so I'm sure the Doc will be more accurate.

Well I'm feeling kind of tired. Must...go...lay...down.