Thursday, May 28, 2009

Crazy May!

Well I never thought I would say this, but May brought on something I never thought I would do. Attempt to run in a 5K marathon. My girlfriends thought it would be fun to do the 5K together this year for the annual Fargo Marathon. I thought at first, hmm, 5K isn't so bad right. That was until I tried to run for the first time in my life. I have a new respect for anyone that runs! I thought I was going to pass out after 3 blocks!!

Kara and I before the race

But I stayed with it and kept running week after week. Finally the day of the race came and all that training was put to the test. It was an early start to the day as I picked up Stef at 7:15AM!! We watched as all the real runners take off at the start line to begin the start of 26 miles! Amazing thing to watch! Our race started at 8:15 and there were people everywhere, young and old! It was all an experience in itself!

Well I can finally say that that I ran a 5K marathon and check it off in my list of things to do. I exceeded my own expectations and was happy that all that huffing and puffing I did the first few weeks in the beginning paid off! It was so much fun and I am so proud of my girlfriends that ran with me!!! Love you girlies and can't wait to do it again next year!!!

And I can't believe I am going to say this either, but I have signed up for another one in September, double the 5K! What was I thinking???!?!?

Easter and Birthday Party for Grandma

The boys really enjoyed Easter this year, the older they get the more they get excited! They were able to color eggs at our home, and both grandparents' so they thought that was pretty exciting! We also made a trip out to Bismarck to celebrate Brad's grandma's 90th birthday and of course there was a hotel with a water slide involved!! They live to go to hotels with big pools and slides!! At least Grant loves the slides, Dylan isn't so sure about them just yet.

Here are the 3 great grandsons with Grandma Doris looking all springy!
Grant loved this waterslide! I think poor Brad went down it 100 times with him!

Here is a family picture, turned out okay, not too bad for 2 young boys!

Coloring easter eggs with dad! Grant did great but Dylan loved to color his hands just as much as the eggs! Oh well!