Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Visiting from froends

 My friend Elaine and her family visited this weekend. We hit the bass pro aquarium and then spent a great afternoon and evening at the house. Everyone had a great time. 















Northern Lights

 After going to both Alaska and Iceland, we finally saw the Northern Lights right in our yard! 





Hope to see more during our UP trip in the fall! 

Around the house


Jerry and Io took out the ugly bushes for me!


A few fancy plant leaves 


And a cool park near the clinic I found. 


 

Coursing and other fun!

Io had a great time at prom!



I got a bike to add to my cross training regimen and hopefully for us to take on some outings and on some camping trips. 



 Epic ran some great times at the Fast Cat including a new PR. And the photographer got some truly “epic” photos 







I got a bike to add to my cross training regimen and hopefully for us to take on some outings and on some camping trips. 


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Marathon!

I’ve always wanted to say I’ve run a marathon but I’ve never really wanted to actually train for one. Last summer I finally decided I was ready to do it! So I picked a local, flat, spring race and started training in December. Overall I was lucky with the winter weather and also found the training to be manageable. Time consuming but not exhausting. 

To add to the fun Elaine decided to come and run her first half marathon the same day. We had humid but great weather and both beat our goal times. I finished in 4:47:17 and even picked up first in my age group. The last 3 miles were tough but overall it was it a terrible experience! I was pretty sore for a few days but am now ready for the next adventure! 












We celebrated the next day with wine, pizza, games and the lake! 


Thursday, April 25, 2024

Random fun

 Just few cute animal pics and a day out in Branson with Io. We did the newish beyond the lens attraction which was ok and a little odd. Probably not one I would do again. Then we had some cold stone!