Monday, April 06, 2009
This is the gang joining me at the half marathon I ran Saturday.
It was cold, snowy, and windy. We wore gloves, ear covers, pants, layers, used hand warmers and our hoods at times. I ran with the same friend I've run two other half marathons with.
There are a few things that happen each time I run in one of these.........I get super excited about the race (of course this happens pre race after I'm done training for it, not during the training nor during the race).........After a while of running I want to give up and walk...........I try to remember why in the world I wanted to do this in the first place...........I vow to never do one again...........I perform cognitive therapy on myself..........I imagine the second I cross the finish line and I can do the following pictured below.
This is exactly what I do every time: Collapse. How nonathletic but I don't care. And then after a few minutes of this precious moment of pure relief and I kid you not it is pure relief to be done, I move on. And finally........... I get crazy again and start thinking about the next race and even wanting to improve. Yeah, I've got serious issues.
Here's L and Dad getting use to the new birthday bike.
This was earlier today. Now why couldn't it be this clear and dry yesterday?
Did anyone else get a chance to fly kites? There was some great wind last Thursday. There are so many things between Chris and L that are alike; one is how sensitive they are to light. And I'm thinking PaPa is probably exactly the same way.
I chopped off some of A's hair.
He's always reminded me of Curious George
and now with his new haircut I have to add Terk as well. I may just have to make that his blogger name.
K lost another tooth. He included this note with the tooth. I'm thinking the tooth fairy needs to fess up soon.
He placed 1st amongst the first graders in the Sandy Art's Guild competition. Yay! They were presented with their award last Wednesday. He got a shirt and some pens and his piece will be displayed at our library through the month.
And this is a picture I took at the park today. I like it. I'm just tired of looking at bare trees and am seriously ready for Spring.
I love conference weekend. We listen to needed messages from our beloved leaders. We get together with family which I was really missing and glad we got to do. And after watching t.v. and listening to the radio broadcast for so long, we can go on a guilt free excursion to release some of that built up energy. My favorite messages or the ones that stuck were about making our homes like the temple (clean, pure, orderly, etc) and if our children know, feel, hear our conviction to the gospel. Hmmm, lots to think about.