Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bryners is ONE!!

A few days late, but Bryn is ONE!!! We had an excellent celebration for her at an Auburn Doubledays baseball game. Elle went potty 5 times in 2 innings and we left soon thereafter. Good thing it was free night! We made a most exotic Alaska King Salmon (cut out) chocolate cake for her. Elle decorated it herself. Elle chose a maple leaf and gingerbread man as her cake cut outs.

Bryn keeps trying to say she's 2...silly girl! Notice Elle's massive hair snarl at the back of her head. This was at 7am, but she can be seen with a similar hair snarl at later hours.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Morning Carols

For the past 3 days Elle has privledged me with a morning wake up 'song'. I'm not sure how she came up with this idea. But, if I'm still asleep when she wakes up, she'll come into my room and says something like "Mommy, I sing you a song to help you wake up?". I'll grumble affirmatively and she's off. There are a lot of octave jumps and random words you can make out like breakfast, pretzel, fruit snacks and vitamins. It's a classic!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Chocolate Giggles

Bryn gets the giggles every time she eats chocolate pudding.

Elle wanted to see herself on a video, so this is what she did...pretty original.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lone Ranger

Yesterday, we sold our Ranger. As a tribute to the truck it was, I'd like to list some of it's great trips:

1. The East Exodus. Cross country pulling a trailer for our move to Seneca Falls. The 'Christmas Miracle' guadrail saved the truck from going in the ditch during a lake effect snow storm in Illinois.
2. Aspen anyone? After a few days at Moab, Kent, Paul, Brandon and I headed to Colorado to visit family. We were just one person shy of truck capacity.
3. Oh Canada! We drove the truck up for our wedding and honeymoon in Alberta. We found out how to jimmy the back window to get in a locked truck. I also got the truck stuck on a not so slippery patch of ice.
4. A-town. I can remember at least 2 trips to A-town in the truck. One includes Paul and Josh Mallett. The other was just Paul, Brandon and I. A-town is the truck's home town.

I know we had more great trips, but my memory is failing and I have 2 naked children running around. Please share your memories of the Ranger....I'm missing it already!

Goodbye Ranger! I hope Ray(or his son) is good to you.
Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

T minus 4

4 more days till the Deuce!

Last night Brandon had me do a HME(Hard Medium Easy) Run. He did the same type of run earlier and it almost killed him. He ran a hard mile, medium mile, and easy mile twice with a warm up and cool down. So, he change it up a little for me:

5 minute warm-up
2 minute hard run
2 minute medium run
2 minute easy run
Repeat HME three times
5 minute cool-down

I didn't get out for my run until around 8:45 last night, but it felt great. My hard runs were around a 7:30 pace, mediums (9 pace) and easys around 10:30 pace. I've only got 1 more workout till the race.

Now to find the next race to train for!

Has anyone tried the mile workout?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Deuce

Next Friday, Union Springs hosts the annual Deuce race. Brandon and Brad were originally going to run it. Brad has been in training under Brandon's coaching, but turns out...he can't run it! So, Brandon has taken on coaching me. This will be my first 2 mile race. I've got a little over a week to prepare.

Brandon had me start training last night with:
5 minute warm-up jog
1 mile as fast as I could(8:35)
4 minute walking break
1 mile as fast as I could(7:57)

It's funny not running with the Cougar. My body seems to run as though it's still pushing it. After the first mile, I decided to change up my form a bit, and ended up running the second mile 30 seconds faster. I'm not very fast..but that's alright.

My next workout:
5 minute warm-up jog
10 minutes at target pace (8:15)
5 minute cool down jog

My workout last night was very interesting. I don't think I've tried running one mile as fast as possible before; a very enlightening experience. So give it a try! How fast can you run a mile?