Sunday, November 14, 2010


I'm not very creative when it comes to naming my posts :) oh well at least you know what it's going to be about.
So yesterday was the triathlon that I have been looking forward to for the last year. I was pretty nervous/excited this last week and especially Friday night. I hadn't gotten a lot of sleep lately and I have had this cough and dry throat for the last 5 days and I kept telling myself that I was going to do this no matter what. A little side note is that about 5 years I was going to do a triathlon and I got sick the weekend I was going to do it, so I didn't end up going. So Saturday I got up, had everything ready, peed about 6 times then my sister Karlee and I headed over to Sand Hollow Aquatic Center. It was 40 degrees and there was frost on the grass. As we set up our transition spots we met another 1st time triathlete. As we got to talking about whether or not to take a towel in and what we were wearing to swim and race in a "more experienced" racer piped in to tell us that, (she had a little bit of a snooty air about her) "Us experienced triathletes do it in our bikinis and no, we don't use towels. It just wastes time". Thank you hard core size 0 girl.
We met up with my friend Jenny Julander and her son Jayson (who is 13yrs old) where we took our places in line. We got towards the back thinking that by the time we got to our swim the sun would be up a little more and it would be a little warmer. Considering it only was going to be 58 degrees that day I didn't think it would get to much warmer and I was right :)
The swim was good. I was nervous about whether to dive in or lower myself in. I dove and water got under my goggles, so I was trying to swim and mess with that, but it all worked out good. I swam my 8 laps in 10 min 21 seconds. I was a little wobbly getting out and so I chose not to run to my transition spot. My sister was there and so we left together and rode pretty much together the whole time. We really need to get us some road bikes though. These people were passing us by like we were walking! I watched and our feet would be in sync and they would go twice as fast it was crazy! The hills were killers. It was hard but doable. I am just glad they weren't bigger than they were. At one hill I had trouble with my shifting and that slowed me down a bit. I could get the chain to drop into place. I was happy with my time though. 55 min 24 seconds. When I git back to the transition spot, my legs were very wobbly! I was very happy I had a bike to support me! I grabbed my ipod shuffle and headed out. I was feeling really good and happy to have a beat. I run better with music. I really liked Angels and Airwaves, great beats. The run was great. My family was there and I passed them 4 times because we had to do the loop twice. It was a lot of fun. I like to run, but I am slow :) I have a very small stride, something I get to work on for next year :) My time was 32 min 37 seconds.
So my overall time with transitions was 1 hr 43 minutes. I am very happy with that time. My goal was around 1:40, but that didn't include transitions because I didn't know what to expect. Defiantly the hardest physical sport I've done, but I would do it again in a heartbeat! I have to say a BIG thank you to my husband who was so supportive during this whole thing. He was a champ. Most nights he would come home from work and I would hand him the kids and then leave. I love you Jer!

P.S. Jac a had a fever the for about 3 days and then Friday he broke out with a nasty looking rash so while we were in St. George I took him to the after hours clinic at Red Rock Peds Saturday night. He was a wild child. Loud and running around, moving furniture and even at one point I had to grab him before he attacked a kid for looking at the fishes in the fish tank. He hadn't had a nap that day :) not a good thing for him. He defiantly needs his sleep!
Come to find out he had Roseola. Nothing we can do, but let it run it's course. Good news is that now he is immune to it forever :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Tara!

Jac catching some sleep on the way down

I made the cake and it was as good as it looks!
Hi Dad!

She wouldn't let me put all the candles on the cake :(

My sister's birthday is tomorrow and for the past 3 or so years we have had a Karaoke/dance party for her. Singing is our gift to her she says. We always have a lot of fun, even if we all act like we don't really want to get up and sing. We are loud and laugh a lot!
This year Reese fell asleep before the singing started and I was concerned that we would wake her up, but she slept from like 7:30 to 11pm and didn't wake up once. She was exhausted! (We are getting her to sleep in her crib this weekend and that was the first day after her first night.) Jac had a ton of fun with his cousins, but was so tired, I guess the 20 minute nap on the way down in the car wasn't enough for him. He played hard, and has the marks on his face to prove it. He went diving in couch cushions and even missed a step going down the stairs and took a little tumble down the last 3.
I think we might have scared my brothers fiance though... they didn't stay to long. We danced for quite awhile and got some fun video that Jeremy says he's going to put on Youtube. It was a great night! Thanks Tara, for such a fun birthday gift to you!

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