Friday, June 12, 2009

We made it

With just minutes to spare, we (I mean Gunner) finished cleaning the house and were ready for the inspection. Abs and I returned from her appointment in just enough time to use the bathroom one last time. At least I know my bathroom is clean!

The driver with the full truck showed up this morning to do paperwork and make sure that the rest of our shipment got picked up. Who knows if they will be reunited anytime soon, but I suppose that will make it more fun. My vote is for the flat screen to be delivered first.

We hung out all day at the outlaws where Junior's eyes swelled up and we couldn't locate the benadryl. He was tired and miserable so I left in the middle of dinner with Junior and went to my mom's. I asked Gunner to bring me a dessert, thinking that a nice chocolate brownie or piece of cheesecake would hit the spot after this week of moving.

Gunner showed up several hours later, after switching out cars with his parents. I couldn't wait to get my hands on that dessert. I found two boxes of leftovers and no dessert.

I asked Gunner and he opened the box with the steak and pointed to a brownie size bite of a brownie. I was devastated. You know that feeling where your mouth is watering thinking about what is to come? Sigh.......

I'll just get a good long run in tomorrow morning and know that I can skip a mile because I didn't eat that brownie. I never liked chocolate until I was pregnant with Em, so I can't be missing much, right?

I think I remember my parents having a similar incident early in their marriage. They ordered dessert, my mom took out a screaming kid, and my dad ate both pieces of pie and didn't get hers to go.

I wonder if he ever did it again?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I heart PCSing?

The packers came and packed us.

The driver came this morning. The loaders never showed. Team 2 was called in.

The estimator thought the driver could fit our load on.....after he picked up three other ones.

We don't fit. So now they are trying to decide what to do. It's 4:37 pm. I hope they don't quit at 5.

During all this daycare calls me in class and tell me that they think Junior has impetigo and needs to be picked up immediately.

Oma comes and stays with the house. Gunner gets Junior to the er. I'm in class

Gunner still isn't home, but the doctors don't know what is wrong with him. They are putting him on antibiotics.

So I am here at home. Opa went to get Abs. Gunner and Junior are at the hospital still.

Half our stuff is outside and it's about to storm. All I can do is laugh!
-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This was taken at our hotel room. Don't you love the cowlick? Next time I think we will take the kids so that they can see me compete. At the Danskin, a lot of people picked up their children and ran across the finish line with them. Gunner said that listening to all the husbands, dads, sons, and boyfriends talk about how proud they were of their racer, was inspiring. They had cancer survivors, some undergoing treatment, and everyone had a story about why they were doing this. I signed up on a whim, but it was probably the best decision I have made, and I am hooked! I plan on doing a lot more, and can't wait to sign up for the next one! I'm sad that we are leaving because there are a lot coming up in this area that my friends are now going to do. Some are starting out as part of a relay, and that's a great way to begin!! I'm just proud of all of them for giving it their best shot and training to do something that they didn't think was possible.
Posted by Picasa

More After

Sign the my teacher friends made for me!
Three teachers from our school surprised us by coming to cheer us on!
Swim, bike, run, then walk your bike over a mile back to your car.
Posted by Picasa

I'm done!!!

A picture of my medal.
My medal and my unofficial time. My official time was 1:34.09
T completed the race.
T & I after the race. We did it!
Posted by Picasa

12 mile bike

Leaving T1. I had to wait for the pro that was coming in from the bike.

T leaving on the bike.
Coming in from the bike. My chain popped off on a hill, but I flipped my bike, repaired it, and hit the road again.
Headed into T2.
Posted by Picasa


The movers come tomorrow, bright and early at 7:30.

We have NOTHING packed.

We are not ready at all.

I am not panicking yet, as it is only 7:20 p.m. Why worry yet?

I'm madly trying to print articles for my article reviews this semester.

I do not think we will be sleeping tonight.

We borrowed the outlaws pressure washer to do the lawnmower and the grill. The swingset needs to be taken down and thrown away.

I still have bags that need to go to certain people. Ugh.

I hope they don't charge too much for being over our weight limit.

Run 3.1 miles

Coming into the finish.
Getting ready to cross the finish line. That's not my time!
I did it!
With my medal. :)
Posted by Picasa

Swim 800 meters

I used to be a swimmer, so I wasn't worried about the swim at all. I was just nervous about the whole darn thing!

Trying to convince myself that I was good to go.
There we go, can you find me?
Hint--I caught up with the 3rd or 4th wave in front of me.
Posted by Picasa

Still preparing

Gunner and I after I warmed up in the lake. Isn't he cute?

Swim start. There were 1,976 participants.
Me, being super nervous. Big surprise!
T & I once I finally found her! Her tire blew overnight.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 8, 2009

The morning of...

Arriving at the race site. The transition area opened at 5ish, so I wanted to make sure that I got there nice and early.

Body marking.
All marked up and almost ready to go. I wore a two piece tri suit, and let me tell you, these things are not forgiving! Maybe we shouldn't have eaten at PF Chang's for dinner!
The sun finally came up, it was beautiful!
Posted by Picasa

The Day Before

After listening to the briefing, I think we were even more nervous.

Gunner and Junior getting my bike ready to be dropped off.
Junior making sure everything is "good to go".
The only time I would be relaxing at the swim finish.
Posted by Picasa

I did it!

More details to come, but my friend T and I completed our first triathlon!!! It was an unbelievable experience, and there are tons of pictures on my facebook, but more to come here. My official time was 1:34.09!!! I set out to do it under two hours, and I did even better than that! Wait till my next one, lol!

Graduate school starts back up today, packers on Wednesday, movers on Thursday, and a million things in between.
Posted by Picasa