Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FINALLY Found a HALF!!!!! Sort of....

Finally found a half marathon during the 12-14 mile weeks of my training schedule! September 5 in TUPELO!!!! It's actually a 14.2 mile race. Don't know why, but it's cool! There's a marathon too. It'll be small (capped at 250), but I think it'll be fun! :) The website is a little old school, but that's okay. Now I'm getting excited!! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Turning Thirty

I've been sitting here thinking about the pros and cons of turning thirty for about an hour. (i like spelling out the word better). This is all I could come up with.

- Some people may stop asking why we don't have kids. They'll probably assume something's wrong with me. That's fine as long as they stop asking.
- I'm not afraid to admit my age. I know a girl who won't tell anyone her age... Why lie? What's the point? I don't necessarily like that I'm 30, but I can't go backwards...
- "Older and Wiser?" Nah. This goes in the Cons category I think.

- It's 30. It just sounds bad. Three decades.
- Moving up an age bracket. It felt good being the oldest in the 20-29 age bracket and placing. Don't think that'll happen much in 30-39.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

30th birthday bash

Mom & Dad threw me a birthday bash yesterday... (I have four days left.....) Most everyone from Mobile came up. Grandmother was there. Tammy and even Jim came! Both my Aunt Deb's came. Laura and Becky came. We had a great time! All of the grandkids on Grandmother's side were there except Brandon, Pete and Adam. We ate sandwiches and Popeyes and had homemade Grape and Butterfinger ice cream (YUMM!!) ...

My cousins hand-turning the ice cream.
Mom got a slip-n-slide for the little ones. They had a blast...

Mom got me a Garmin 305... :) (gps watch)
I love Fraggle Rock! :) Wes bought me an inversion table.. It's really cool actually!
Mom's friend made a super cool cake!! It tasted good too!

After eating, we headed to the river to cool off. The river was too low to float, so we just sat in it....

Nathan likes to open and turn things on and off. He found mom's dryer fascinating...

Wes. :)
Jay. :)
Dad and Nathan mesmerized by Woody and Buzz...

my last 20-something 5K....

Saturday was the State Games 5K road race at Bonita. I was super hot! (Sunday and Monday's high was 99!!) I wasn't real nervous, but I wanted to do well since it was my last one in the 20 something age groups... I ended up in 3rd, which was fine. It's just too hot this summer. There's no point trying for a PR in the heat. My PR's in the 5K and 10K were both in February. Before that, my PR was set in December. Anyway, here's pictures from Saturday morning...

Starting line.

already sweating

Nick interviewing the guy who shoots the start pistol. He's been helping with the state games since it started.

water please?
Wheelchair participant with his Dad behind him. He was in the Strawberry 5K last weekend too.

finally finished!

Me, Laurie Shirley and Mike Tvarkunas, fellow BRC members
Me & David Shirley at the finish (BRC running buddy)
BRC members......

Award ceremony.... I got 3rd in my age group. The two people handing out medals are Olympic medalists! I cant remember their names. The man held the long jump world record for 25+ years and has gold, silver and bronze from the '68 and '72 games. The lady was a sprinter and has gold, silver, and bronze medals from '68, '72, and '76.

Mike got 3rd in his age as well.

David got 1st in his agr group!