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A fun-filled Memorial Day

This morning I woke up at about 6 am and watched the season finale of Survivor Tocachins, or what ever it's called, with Kelly as he's still trying to adjust his sleep schedule from being 13 hours ahead in Taiwan for two weeks.

Next, I rode my bike to Trailhead Park with Christopher where he and the Boy Scouts were having a fund-raiser to help pay for their summer camp. I rode home, then rounded up Lindsey and Kelly, then we went to the pancake breakfast at the park while Christopher had fun flipping pancakes or holding the sign by the road attracting guests to join them.

We came home, I dropped off Lindsey and Kelly, then headed downtown to experience the thrill of another triathlon, but this time as a spectator. It was a huge event compared to my little tri a couple weeks ago, and it was exciting to be there and see all the talent, strength, and perseverance, of the triathletes pushing themselves to their best abilities. I cheered on my friend, Dave, again as he zoomed by on his bike a few times, and looked really carefully, yet unsuccessfully, for my neighbor, Liz. What an incredible sight it was to see all the participants swimming, then biking, then running to the finish line.

Next, I headed to Academy and bought some new running shoes and a couple of workout clothing items, then headed home. We had Jenny's youngest daughter over here all day and she clung to Lindsey initially, then warmed up to everyone in the family. She was so good and kept us all entertained while Jenny painted her house that will become a rental property soon, and she and her family relocate to California at the end of the week. We'll miss them so much!

After our adventures with little Jamie, Kelly and the kids and I went to see Star Trek, which was a great movie and kept us all in suspense. There was one line in it that bothered me that could have been eliminated, but it was still pretty good. After the movie, we had dinner at Mesa Rosa, and I filled up on chips and salsa and Rosa Dip, and didn't eat much of my Burrito Al Carbon.

When we got home, I hit the treadmill for the first day of my eight-week plan that I'm starting to get more into running. Since I really don't like to run and really cannot run for long periods of time, the title of this caught my attention. If you'd like to join me, click here. Somehow it is supposed to transform me from the couch to a 5K within two months. Tonight I ran and walked about a mile and a half and it wasn't easy, but it wasn't too bad. I'm looking forward to actually training for the next triathlon I enter, which will be in September.

Then finally, Kelly is waiting for me to join him to see the season finale of 24, and I wanted to add this post first. Speaking of 24, twenty-four years ago today, I came home from Belgium and The Netherlands, after spending eighteen months of my life there as a full-time LDS missionary.

What a delightful and wonderful Memorial Day it has been!


jennie w. said…
You totally motivated me, Kelly! I've been riding my bike every day. I love the wind in my hair.
Kelly said…
I do too, Jennie! There's a certain freedom and thrill you get on the bike! I'm glad to hear you're into it!
Heidi said…
One of my best friends entered that triathlon in Austin two years ago and the weather was so rainy that it was cancelled! Anyway, I thought I would tell you I am not a runner either- at all! And it's taken me probably 4 months but I can now finally run a 5k. good luck!
You were so busy! What a great day. I can't wait to keep track of your progress and be able to run a race with you! Should be a fun time!
Lisa said…
Good for you! I'm excited to hear how you progress!
Julie V said…
What a nice day! I am so excited for you and your training. You will be so amazed at how fast your endurance will pick up. I think it would be cool if we did a 10 K together with our hubbies too.
We saw Star Trek yesterday too! It was really fun and action packed. I could have done without a couple of lines, but the content of the whole movie was really good.
I am glad Kelly is back. Did he get to use any of his new language he studied?
Callisto said…
Fun stuff. I'm glad you liked Star Trek. It's my current favorite.
Bobbi said…
Way to go on the training program. I am still so impressed that you did a tri without any prep! At the next one you will be amazing! Sounds like a good Memorial Day.

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