Monday, August 22, 2011

Big Weekend!

I had a big weekend...lots of exciting stuff going on for sure!

It all started with not one, but two rounds of crazy Thursday night and another Friday only storms like that when Chris is gone, I swear. So the dogs and I slept in the living room so they would quit howling and I could quit yelling...haha!

Saturday morning I was up bright and early for one of the most noble causes one could be called to participate in...beating kansas! I participated in the Rivalry Run to raise money for domestic violence prevention. It's also a Missouri versus kansas race, so of course, I was there, in all of my Mizzou glory! I finished. It wasn't pretty due to a ridiculously hilly course (not my strong point) and the ragweed and mold counts being astronomical, but I got it done in the name of the Tigers! Here are a few shots of me, as unflattering as they are, from the race!

Here's the pre-race shot...other than looking exhausted and about 10 years older than I actually am, not too bad for 7:00 on a Saturday morning!
Crossing the finish line! I didn't officially die, though I thought I might at one point! My brother pointed out that I didn't look "that tired." Thanks, Lance, thanks...

Here's a map of the route. The graph at the bottom shows the elevation changes throughout the course...not so much fun, but it was a killer workout!

After my race I got to meet up with Mom for lunch! And then Jo and her friend Emily came down to see me for the rest of the day...we had planned to go out that night, but I got a phone call from a good friend that is due to have her second baby any day and they needed somewhere for the oldest baby to hang out, so the four of us spent some time shopping and eating McDonald's! It was so much fun to have her with us!

Chris got home from a few days in Idaho yesterday, so we're looking forward to both being home all week this week! That hasn't happened in almost a month! Crazy!

Back to my kiddos! Love to you all!


Melissa said...

I'm glad you're bag to blogging and cannot wait for our next races together, and oh, yah that thing called my wedding too! :)

Ms. Nelson said...

Me, too sis! Yay for lots of time together in the next few months!