Friday, September 28, 2012

Mary's Birthday Celebration

A couple of weekends ago we celebrated Mary's 25th birthday. She opted to have some people over at her Mom's place in White House and have a bonfire and roast wienies. 

Bunch of goofs- Chad, Carl, CJ and Jody
These two are a couple of gym rats...and they want EVERYONE to know it ;)
 Mary with some of her peeps
 Jody making herself a s'more.
 Shawn
 Shannon and Mary
 Me and my little friend :)
 ....and her other half Chad
 Jody and CJ
 Me and my baby Daddy :)
 Love her to pieces!
 Shawn and Mary
 Mary and her sweet Mamma

 Jody: "Hey everyone, look over here so I can take your picture!" :)
 My BESTEST friends!
 Baylee and Riley ...these two had a blast together!
 The cute little couple

 And one last picture with my faves! THANKFUL for this group of friends! I love them dearly.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Women's Half Marathon

For the past 12+ weeks I have been training for my first half marathon.  I have been running with a  friend 3-4 days a week with weekends for "long runs". We thought this day would NEVER get here. 5:00 a.m. runs on Saturday mornings are not fun... make that 8-11 mile runs on Saturday mornings and those are even less fun!!!

Last Friday I took off work early and we drove downtown to the Nashville Convention Center to pick up our race day packets. I am very grateful for Mary pushing me each step of the day and I am even more grateful for her friendship. This is her THIRD half marathon!

Mary and I
The race started at 7:00 a.m. We got downtown just before 6:30. Here we were in line for the port-a-potty. :)
In our corral and ready to RUN!
People in front of us
And the ones behind
Carl and Chad, Mary's husband, brought their bikes and they rode a little bit of the coarse and snapped these pics with their phones.


 YIKES!
Let me tell ya, this race was HILLY! The distance wasn't so bad it was those friggin' hills. By the end of the race I had the worst pain between my neck and my right shoulder. The only thing I can think of is that it was from leaning forward while running up those hills?!?!

We found out after the race that the boys stopped off by Krispy Kreme after they left us. :o


 We crossed the finish line with a time of 2:30.55. Our goal was 2:30 so we did it! I thought we may actually smash that goal but around mile 11 I started cramping and had to run/walk the remaining 2 miles.
Just after we crossed the finish line. My whole entire body was HURTING!

So happy it's over!!!
Resting those tired legs!

Last picture before heading out for food!
We got home around 12:30 and I crashed. It was after 4:00 before I crawled out of bed. I am so happy that I did it and as physically exhausting as it was I have to say I am looking forward to my second.....one with less hills!

Monday, September 3, 2012

How we spent our Summer of 2012

We spent 95% of our weekends this Summer on the lake.....and it was good. :) Last summer it was spent at the pool and I think we only went to the pool twice this whole summer. 

Baylee driving the boat with Chad


 Carl learned how to wake board!
 Baylee and Mary


 Jody and Baylee
 Mommy and Baylee
 I LEARNED HOW TO WAKE BOARD!


 Baylee and Daddy
 CJ


 Chad crashing off the wake skate....I got LOTS of wipe out pictures this summer!
CJ
I could see it coming!!
And me

Mary and Baylee feeding the ducks cheetos. 

 CJ, one of our best friends got baptized!

That pretty such sums it up :).