Friday, April 29, 2011

Easter 2011

This Easter was a particularly difficult one.

I missed my kids and my mom desperately.

My ex-husband got to spend the morning with the kids, so I anxiously and impatiently awaited them most of the day. I was feeling lonely and sad.

I made a visit to the cemetery to spend some quiet time with my mom. It helped.

By 3:00, I had my kids home again and our Easter finally began.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Saturday was a very PHYSICAL day for us.

After running my 16 miler in the early morning, I headed to the baseball fields to watch Max and Cal play their games...some great pitching and a beautiful triple from Max and 3 homeruns for the slugger, Cal.

Then, I finished the day in Gilbert watching Lance race in the Focus Crit Cat3 race. He placed an impressive second on a very windy day.

Lance and I finally got to relax at dinner. We met up with some friends from church and hit the yummy America's Taco Shop down by ASU.

-Great way to spend a Saturday.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ragnar SoCal 2011

Ragnar SoCal Team "Running Is Risky Business"- 12 women, 2 vans, and 200 miles of concrete, asphalt, mountains, and shoreline.

This Ragnar was fun, but it kicked my butt.

I chose to take the long legs hoping to get some good training miles in. I didn't count on the heat exhaustion awaiting me.

I ran 3 legs totalling 26 miles, but only halfway through I knew I didn't feel right. The unexpected heat and harsh sun I ran through on the first day worked me over and I started my last leg on Saturday morning shaking, nauseous, and nearly in tears. Halfway through a beautiful run (which I was unable to enjoy) I took a quick detour, let my nausea get the best of me, and then pushed on to finish the leg. That last exchange didn't come soon enough and I was thrilled to be done!

Despite the challenges of this Ragnar, I had a blast. I got to know some great woman who I know will become close friends and I learned what my body is capable of and how much pain I can really push through.

But, the next time I'm in Southern California, I'm doing what I love even more than running

-relaxing on the beach.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Field Trip to the Farm

Yesterday, I was able to join Elle on her field trip to the farm. Picking fresh veggies and petting stinky, dusty, too-cute-for words kind of fun! I've been lucky enough to substitute a couple of times in Elle's kindergarten class and they are an adorable group of kiddos- makes me kind of miss teaching...kind of.

Friday, April 1, 2011

San Tan Crit

Last Saturday, Lance competed in the San Tan Crit. We love watching him race and cheering him on and this finish was one exciting, down-to-the-wire, sprint to win. Lance missed first place by only inches. Tomorrow, he will be racing in El Tour De Mesa. Go Team Web-OP/Focus!