Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lake Powell Half Marathon and Grandma

So if you follow us on Instagram (mommylandrunner) then you have seen that I became a GRANDma for the first time last week.

Of course you can see pictures....that's what grandmas do right?

Little Man has stole my heart. Just a short while after entering this wonderful world. He is such a blessing.
I love this moment. A father and son moment. Proud new grandpa. Proud new daddy.

Mr.Man meeting his nephew for the first time. He even grabbed his nose to say hi.


 This proud auntie about to give him a kiss. She thinks he is so cute.

Of course I took hospital photos. I love how precious this one turned out.

I am so glad that we were able to be there just minutes after this angel came into the world. Pardon the scary 2 am hair lol.
He is so sweet. I am so proud of his mommy. She did a wonderful job. A little scary but she pulled through like a champ. Love you Lynds. So proud of you. 
I am also very proud of my step son. He is a great man. He never left her side. He even got to cut the cord. He is going to make a great daddy. Love you K and I am so proud of the man that you are.

Ok, I will stop bragging.....for now.

After coming home on Friday it was time to get ready to run a half marathon. One that I had not really trained for. One that I had just signed up for 3 days prior. 

I had not run more than 6 miles when My friend Lexie posted on Facebook she wanted someone to run with. I offered to be a cheerleader. She said sign up.

Well.....of course I did. This was the Inaugural Lake Powell Half Marathon. I am a sucker for first time races.....um Tinkerbell 2012.

So I got up at 4 am on Saturday to go run 13.1 miles. I can do this. I was a little scared. Lexie had just run the St.George Marathon a few weeks prior. I just knew she was going to kill me. 

We got there and got our packets. At 6:30 am we were off. We have different paces so I told her to go ahead of me. I run intervals, she just runs lol.

I was just behind her until we hit the trail part of the course. It was not exactly flat like I expected. It was rugged. I somehow hurt the ball of my foot. It made me slow down a bit and I lost Lexie.



The course was beautiful. I loved running it. I kept with my intervals and just kept going at a slower pace. I finally saw this awesome sign.

It was a wonderful site. I had done it. I thought maybe I would finish in 3 hours. I finished in 2.38. Lexie finished in 2.18. I finished with a 12 minute pace. Not bad right? I was happy with it.


I just ran my first half marathon as a grandma! 

After getting homeI thought I would not be able to walk. I usually can't after a half. I surprised myself. Not only could I walk but I still could the next day. 
My little girl is ready to run a marathon. She even has the headband ready.


I was so happy with my race experience. I have another half in just over a week. I am ready. 

Thanks Lexie for the push. Thanks to my family for their support. It was opening day of the deer hunt here and they said go run! Love them.


















Friday, October 11, 2013

Apple Goodness

I love Fall. 
There are so many recipes that I want to try. Pinterest is a downfall at times. 

Well today I am sharing a quick and easy recipe that is yummy too. 

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

1 8 oz tub of cream cheese
3/4 cup of Caramel Apple Frosting from Pilsbury. 

Mix it all together until creamy. 

Spread it on anything. I chose a bagel today. You could even dip apples in it or top your favorite cookie. 



 


 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Color Me Rad 5k

Last Saturday the bestie and I got up before dawn for an awesome girls day.

I was doing my first race with my best friend. I was excited.
A little back story....my bestie is not a runner. End back story.

This was huge for her. I was so glad we were doing it together.

I have never done this race so it was a first for me.

We got there and picked up our bibs, then got back in the car to warm up.

So cold!!!

We finally decided to get out of the warm car and head over. We were the first wave. We got t the main stage and they were getting everyone pumped.

This decided to stand in front of me. Do not wear this outfit and expect me to not take a picture!
Well he did not stop there. He danced too. OMG!!!!!



We finally got started. We decided to do a walk/run. Walk and then run through the color stations.

We were good with the chalk throwing. Then came the liquid!!!! Really could you not do different colors besides green and yellow?
So we looked like something had peed on us and then we made out with the hulk! Not a good look I tell ya.

We finished. That's all that counts. Then we shopped like no other. It was a great day for us girls. A much needed time to ourselves.

Do you like my new looks? I sent this last one to the hubs. Never got a text back. I think he didn't like it.




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