fun filled week/end

This past week/end has been full and fun.

We’ve had a house guest!  Aspen’s been great and added a fun dynamic this week, playing with Avi, snuggling lots and even getting stung by a wasp (or something).  It’s a good thing she fits right into the craziness.

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We also spent everyday this weekend out on a boat.  And not just any boat… Mastercrafts’ new X46 that just came out in July.  Yup… pretty boss.  Sorry no Friday night boating pictures.

Saturday morning’s workout was a tough one.  We rode about 15 miles to a 5k race, ran the 5k and then rode back.

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On Saturday, we took our triathlon training friends out on the boat and man were they troopers.  We fought through three different rain storms to finally earn a few hours of glorious sunshine!!  Let me tell you, it was worth it.  After we dropped them off, Mike and I headed over to fuel up and grab a bite to eat at the marina nearby.  We ordered and ate all on our boat.  It was kind of awesome.

hanging out in the only dry spot in the boat after wake boarding in the rain

hanging out in the only dry spot in the boat after wake boarding in the rain


cruising to the marina

On Sunday, we had some of Mike’s friends from his prior job out with us on the boat.  They were fast to jump right in and try wake surfing and had a great time of it.  Even the newest addition to the group did wonderfully.

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Then after they left, Mike and I stayed out a bit longer and just surfed.  It was nice to be able to ride for as long as we wanted and not worry about how many times we fell or whose turn it would be next and we can work on perfecting our new tricks.

Just a few of our cruising pictures =)




Race Report-Westside Y Tri

We recently celebrated our 4th year in triathlons!!  Can you believe it?  It’s been a crazy awesome journey and I’m so thankful that a good friend of ours convinced Mike (who convinced me) to give it a try.

Westside Y Tri was our first triathlon.  It’s short, fast, tough and fun.  It consists of a 200 yard swim, 6.5 mi very hilly bike, and a 2.2 mi run.

Mike had a wonderful race!  Fast pool swim, successful bike course and good run!  He finished 3rd in his age group, placing 15th overall!!

  • Swim: 2:41
  • T1: 1:21
  • Bike: 20:32
  • T2: 0:43
  • Run: 16:08
  • Overall time: 41:23

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I was pleased with my race overall.  I placed 1st in my age group just missing out on top 3 women (I placed 4th!! my highest placement yet!)  My swim felt a bit slow, I felt good on the bike and the run (based on time) went well… just felt like it took way to long to get my bike legs to turn into running legs.  When you only have 2.2 miles to run, you have to make that transition quickly.  Overall I was very pleased!

  • Swim: 3:14
  • T1: 1:26
  • Bike: 22:11
  • T2: 0:36
  • Run: 16:39
  • Overall time: 44:04

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I learned very importantly from this race the significance of going into the race comfortable and yet with challenging goals.  I was too focused this race on a certain time in each disciple that I stressed myself additionally.  Next race, I’ll make sure to go in a bit more comfortable and ready to take the race as it comes – racing based more on how I feel than pushing the clock.

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not much to report

It’s been a little while.  Such is life during the summer.

We have spent time on the lake with friends.

We have celebrated Forth of July with lots of rain.

We have trained and raced.

We have worked hard.

This is all I have to report.  Race details will come later when I gather a few more pictures.

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