Saturday, May 31, 2008
After our run, we walked to the River Market for coffee and the Farmers Market for fresh fruits and vegetables. I got some awesome blueberries (made a smoothie this afternoon!), lettuce, red onion, green beans, cauliflower. Cheryl picked up some great looking cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries. All in all, we had a fun time and were really excited about our purchases!
And here's my most favorite thing about summer: I got my run in, coffee, trip to Farmers Market, etc and still got home by 10:30am!!!! Ah, music to my ears :)
The rest of my day was spent house cleaning and spending time w/Ben. We took Maxx to get a new swimming pool. His old one is 2 yrs old and it had a small hole in the side, so everytime I filled it, he'd lose half the water w/in a few days time. He was very excited for the new pool and I could tell he was ready for me to fill it because he was standing in it (no water) until I drug the hose out and filled it for him. Spoiled puppy :)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The 2 guys I ran w/for most of the marathon (they were so happy for me when I received my trophy!)Tony's taking the picture and I was motioning to Ben so he could meet me on the trail w/some fuel)
At the finish line...man, I was tired and everything from my shoulders down to my toes hurt. Once I saw this picture, I realized just how tired I looked!!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Our friend Tony will help/keep Ben company during the marathon. If you recall, Tony was at the February Cowtown 1/2 marathon in Fort Worth--he was the star of my video when he lost the gu and kept asking Ben if he had it. I might have to watch that video again for a good laugh!
Off to the world of packing--enjoy your holiday weekend and my race recap/photos will come next week!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Next Marathon: 24 May 08--The Andy Payne Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City. Yep, next weekend!!!! We'll be traveling on Friday and then going to Yukon, OK (about 45 min from OKC) after the marathon on Saturday to stay until Monday w/some friends.
Next Marathon after OKC is Chicago (only 5 months away!!). But, I'll have some 1/2's before Chicago, plan to run a few 5K's, as well as a 14.2 race in Tupelo, MS that Cheryl and I will be running at the end of Aug. I'm excited about this race, it starts at 5am because we all know it'll be really hot!!!!!
Dad's visit: We had a great time when Dad stayed w/us last week! I can't thank him enough for helping me landscape the yard. He and I worked our butt's off and it turned out awesome! And since there's no Sonic in Ohio, we had to make 2 trips there during his stay!!!
Pics of landscaping (and Maxx, our helper!)
the new plants being placed
new plants being placed
freshly delivered soil for the flowerbed
Maxx helping Dad take out the dead tree
Maxx ate old branches all day (and the next day too!)All done and looking prettyThe new treee we planted. This tree was growing in the flowerbed!We planted some Pampas grass and put a few hanging baskets w/it for colorView from the street, can't see much though