Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just rambling

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! My Mom had a great party with an old fashioned feel to it and everyone enjoyed the firework show afterword. It brought back so many memories of the huge 4th of July parties we had growing up. We lived on a small farm and we would have more fun with lot's of friends and relatives playing games and eating good food. We always made sure to stake out our pet goat, Petie, so that he wouldn't head butt anyone. We made sure the mean geese and the big old rooster were kept away too. We didn't want anyone getting a surprise attack. Sometimes we took turns riding our mini bikes or gave horse rides to anyone interested. It was always so much fun and I always go back to those days when that holiday comes around.

On Friday, my daughter Chelsea played in a softball game and won the game with a great catch and a double play! What is so funny about this is that she wore her booty shorts and her pink mitt and she didn't look like she could have even thrown the ball. Check her out in this picture. I am so proud of her. She's a glamour girl with a pink mitt and she was the MVP of the game that night. What a crack-up!

On the running end of things....TRT 50 miler on July 17th!! I love that difficult race! I hear that they had to change the course and that it is harder than before. Crap. I am still on cloud nine after my race at Bighorn. What a perfect race for me. I still can't believe that things went so well for me. :)

Today Karen and I went on a run on the Bay Area Ridge Trail. It was such a beautiful trail and I am excited to run there again. With all the running lately, I have totally let my upper body strengthening go to the back burner. Now, I need to get back to the gym. Remember how jazzed I was to be working out in the gym on a consistent basis? My abs were strong and my arms had some definition? NOT ANY MORE!! I have to get my butt back on the Mother Ship and start pumping some iron. It's summer and my arms are a flailing. What was I thinking......

5 comments:

Jen and Angela said...

Congrats to your daughter! My dream is to have one of my kids run an ultra with me. Best of luck with your next race.

kelly said...

Thanks, Jen! Are you coming to Dallas for the Rockledge?

Mechelle said...

Glad that everything is going so well for you! Forth of July on the farm was the story here in Michigan, I hope my kids have such fond memories too.

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

Sounds like really good times. Keep those memories alive!

I just now saw your BH report. Congrats on a great job! You must have managed excellent pacing and preparation to have done so well and with so few problems.

Cynthia

zbsports said...

Chelsea seem she enjoy the entire softball game...nice memories there!!!