Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

To My Love

Lots of tears were shed
Only several years ago.
A helpless and lonely girl
Was tired of dating schmoes.

With children of her own
And no paticular place to go.
she ventured into the world
Down a long and windy road.

She was Looking for the love of her life
For someone to call her, his wife.
She was about to give up hope
And then, she spotted her dream boat.

You made quite the grand enterance
Charging in on your white horse.
You told me to relax,
That we were steady on course.

We dined on pancakes
Late one night.
Later you made up for it
Pursuing me with all your might.

Hiking and skiing,
Hot tubs and biking.
Frequent Evening runs
proved to be a lot of fun.

Two long days in a car
Weren't very hard with you.
Watched hockey in a bar.
Love birds with no curfew.

I took you to my home town,
To my old stomping grounds.
We traveled to the white house,
Where I thought for sure you'd propose
that I become your spouse.

Ready for an adventure
We moved to SoCal.
So unsure of the future
And pregnant with a gal.

We headed to the court house
And said our I do's.
I wanted to spend my life
Right next to you.

We welcomed a little girl
What a beautiful day.
We found out soon after
Another was on her way.

Our days of just us
uickly came and went
Now we have a full bus
And all our money spent.

Tickle fights and soccer games
Recitals and sippy cups.
Our lives have quickly changed
And we're covered in spit up.

I'm so proud to call you my husband
And forever my bestfriend.
To raise four children with you
And endure to the end.

You couldn't be a better father
Our family is complete.
On this day dedicated to you
Happy Fathers Day.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

LA Tri Series #3

My very first medal ever! I placed 1st in my age division, and 8th in womens overall! Whoa!!!

Last Update: 6/16/2010 1:13 PM

Top 10 Women / Men (Tri Express Individual)

Top 10 Women (Tri Express Individual)

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Lightfoot, Christina
Oak Park, Ca46F45-491900:57:23114200:05:5600:19:4600:01:542000:26:4818.5000:00:581900:21:4700:07:01
Resh, Holly
Redlands, Ca15F15-192000:57:24121700:05:0200:16:4600:01:274600:29:1617.0000:00:471200:20:5200:06:43
Watts, Rebecca
Topanga, Ca42F40-442200:59:02134400:05:5700:19:5000:02:023100:27:5517.8000:01:221800:21:4600:07:01
Newman, Holly
Carlsbad, Ca33F30-342901:00:22149300:06:5400:23:0000:02:004700:29:1717.0000:01:321000:20:3900:06:39
Canon, Michele
San Marino, Ca35F35-393901:03:20158300:06:4600:22:3300:03:043200:28:0217.7000:01:434500:23:4500:07:39
Zakhar, Heather
Trabuco Canyon, Ca34F30-344301:04:42264100:05:5500:19:4300:01:595500:29:5016.6000:01:057200:25:5300:08:20
Zurek, Helen
Long Beach, Ca43Athena4801:05:20176300:06:2200:21:1300:02:155300:29:4116.7000:01:306300:25:3200:08:14
Allen, Moka
Laguna Beach, Ca24F20-245301:06:10184000:05:5300:19:3600:03:026600:30:3216.3000:01:256000:25:1800:08:09
Williamson, Rebecca
Valencia, Ca34F30-345401:06:11397300:06:3200:21:4600:03:007100:30:5516.1000:02:064300:23:3800:07:37
Briney, Laurie
Lakewood, Ca28F25-295601:06:421104700:06:0700:20:2300:02:569800:32:0915.4000:01:354600:23:5500:07:42

I was so nervous for this tri. The swim has always been scary to me. Loosing goggles, being kicked and hit, not to mention swam on. It's kind of like being held under the water. It absolutely scares me! After some much needed council, I got the courage to start at the front of my wave. I did get hit, kicked and swam on but that would've also happened if I'd started in the back.

Overall the race went pretty smooth. At mile 1 of the run I passed a runner and a volunteer told us what place we were in. Right as I passed her I had taken 10th and put her in 11th. She announced she'd place 10th. The competition was on at that point and we were booking it. I beat her by a second in a full on sprint to the finish and I ended up in 8th and she took 9th. Perhaps she should've kept her mouth shout.....

I had passed all the water stations without slowing for a drink since I wanted to beat 11th so bad. I should've drank more after the race cause I got soooo dehydrated! I haven't felt so lousy in a really long time. I had the worst headache and threw up. At one point I thought I was dying. It was all worth it to beat 11th and I'd do it all the same if I had the chance.

I'm still nervous about the upcoming swim in August, but I've regained some confidence.

Mike was such a good sport this weekend. I had a race both days and he was stuck dragging babies around and cheering me on. He took such good care of me while I was sick. He pumped me full of gatorade and put me to bed. I love that man so much, he is so supportive and the best hubby I could ever ask for!