Thursday, May 22, 2014

13.1 Miles

At midnight on January 1, Mike and I thought it would be a good idea to register for the Lincoln Half Marathon.  We had both been thinking about and planning to register for months before that night, but as May 4th came closer we (I) wondered if it was the best choice.  

Mike has ran 2 half marathons before this, but this was my first go around.  The furthest I had ever run in a race was 4 miles prior to this point so 13.1 was stretching my limits, but I had a goal to run this race and run it I did.  

Without going into all of the boring details I will say that before the race I thought this may be my first and last half, but now that it is over I am pretty confident I will do it again if not a few times.  

My parents decided to bring the boys to the race, which was a pretty brave move on their part, but I'm really happy they did.  

Unfortunately they missed Mike (because he runs so much faster than me) but stood in a strategic place so they could cheer me on at 10th Street and then they hurried to the stadium and saw me just before I ran down the ramp into the stadium.  

The steady stream of runners. 

Fairly content fans. 

I tried to stop and give the boys a hug and kiss as I ran by, but they didn't recognize me and kept trying to look around me because they knew their mom was coming.  Oh well.  It was the thought that counts right? 
Found daddy after the race. 

The racers


Family Photo!

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for helping the boys be part of this big event. 

I would like to write an entire post about my race experience, so stay tuned, but no promises.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Now that Easter is all but a distant memory, here is a brief recap of the boy's second Easter experience.  

On Saturday afternoon we met up with cousin Ava to check out the Henderson Easter Egg Hunt.  I have help the Henderson Rec. Department with this event one other time, but I have never had a reason to experience the event as a participant until this year.  Not to toot our own horn, but this was a great event.  Every kid I saw had a huge bag of goodies and everything ran smoothly.  

I was lucky enough to have the help of both Grandma Karla and Grandma K, which was so helpful. With both boys going in different directions it was nice to have Grandma Karla's extra hands and Grandma K behind the camera.  
We didn't fill our basket with as much as some kids, but my goal was to have the boys at least pick up one thing which we accomplished.  

It didn't take too long before we were distracted by the playground and we spent the rest of our time there. 

Both boys also got to go down the "big" slide. They weren't too sure the first time.  

After the Easter Egg Hunt we headed to Grandpa Terry and Grandma Karla's for some Easter Baskets, another egg hunt and cousin time. 

Bubbles were a big hit. 

By this point we were getting pretty good at the whole egg hunt concept. 

We were able to get everyone looking in the same general direction for a picture. 

We practiced our racing skills. 

Jax took a pit stop in the neighbors yard.  Shhhhh.....don't tell.  

Sunday we had a different type of Easter Sunday by spending the day in Omaha with Grandpa Kurt and Grandma K.  We basically went to church and ate brunch at the Cheesecake Factory, but it was a fun little trip to do something different for the holiday.  Sorry no pictures.  

Once we got back we had an abbreviated egg hunt since everyone was tired and it was threatening rain. 

Eventually the egg hunt turned in to exploration. 

Thats a recap of our weekend.  It was great to spend so much time with our family and have some new Easter experiences.