Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is a great day to be thankful for so much. Chris and I have been blessed, and we are thankful to celebrate another Thanksgiving together. This year was much different from previous years. We spent it totally together. Our family gathering will come later this weekend, but today was just Chris and I (and we loved it). This morning we took part in our fist ever Turkey Trot (5 miler). For Chris is was no big deal (he runs 5 miles on his slow days), but he really wanted to get a great time. Of course he did....33 minutes to run five miles. Not bad for a guy that only had his first race in August of this year.

I on the other hand was just plain scared. I knew I could cocmplete 5 miles even if I had to walk some, but I really was hoping to not have to walk at all. So I planned to take it nice and easy, and even slow down a lot, just no walking. Unfortunatly that did not workout. A mile and a half in my shins felt like they were going to burst through my skin, and it was all I could do but try to stretch quickly and walk it out. About the 3 mile marker they started getting better and I tried running in the grass for a bit. In the end I ran most of the last two miles and the first mile and a half. The rest was off and on, thus it took me an 1 hour and 40 seconds. So now I have a goal for next year 52 or 53 minutes, but first I have to figure out these dang shin issues.

Chris and I have just settled down after filling our belly's with his wonderful turkey and fixings (as we speak Chris is passes out on the couch with Jinx, see picture below). We will be heading out early for a few black friday deals, then I think enjoying the comfort of our couches.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone and thank you for visiting!

Chris chillen in the car, trying to stay warm befor the race.

Chris capturing me scooting across the finish line.

Aw, the prize winner with his prize, pumpkin pie!

No Thanksgiving would not be complete without passing out on the couch!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I Have Been Slacking....

Chris coming down the finish line at the Columbus 1/2 Marathon.

Me with the surprise sign I made to cheer Chris on at the half way point. If I couldn't bring our little son in person, then I figured this picture would have to do.

Pretty cool picture of the start of the race. If only I had meant for this to happen.

Look at that stride!

My nephew the Jedi!

What a pair!

My niece Ashley, tearing it up on guitar hero!

A little mario kart competition!



Last time I left you, Chris was just about ready for his first half marathon. Well, the half-marathon is complete (see pics below of Chris during the race, he did a great job and beat the time he was secretly wishing for by a few minutes), we spent a weekend in Chicago (I had my first 5k at a treat-or-trot race, in a wind advisory), and we have just gotten back from seeing my sister and her family after a three year hiatus. It has been a very busy fall season for us, but we are finally home and ready to get into the holiday season. Below are some pictures from our adventures: