Monday, January 19, 2009

And They're Off...

We officially started our training for the Kentucky Derby miniMarathon! We are so excited to participate in this event and we are looking forward to spending the day with many of our close friends who are also racing. We were supposed to race last year but between our schedules and overcoming spring allergies we opted to sit out... but not this year!! We are doing it no matter what! The race falls on Hannah's 24th birthday so it should be an exciting day. We'll keep you posted on how training goes... right now we're pretty motivated but I'm sure we'll have our struggles. Haha!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Very Cold Trip to the Dog Park

Our dogs have been pretty restless since they haven't been to the dog park the past few days. It's been raining off and on and they have had to stay indoors and they were getting bored with us! We thought it would be a good idea to take Carson and Coco to the park so they could get out some of that energy! They loved it! No one else was at the dog park so they had it all to themselves... they ran and ran and ran! They probably could have kept going but it was freezing so we didn't last too long. It was 30 degrees outside so we only stayed about 20 minutes or so. Even though it was a short trip, the dogs loved it and it wore them out. We're already planning  another trip later this week!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Brian's First Triathlon!

This past fall Brian competed in his very first triathlon! Brian has always loved to run and cycle so he thought he would give this a try. We originally planned on competing together. I even bought my first "real" bike. I trained with him, and he usually out cycled me, but October turned out to be a pretty hectic month for me and I had NO energy by the time the race rolled around! Brian cycled all the time and ran almost every day... I think he forgot about the swimming portion... haha! We joke about how that wasn't his strongest area. Needless to say... he had a blast doing it and I am so proud that he met his goal of just finishing his first triathlon and not giving up. Our goal for next year? For both of us to do it together and for Brian to improve his swimming skills :)