Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hospital Hill 2013

The beginning of June was the Hospital Hill half marathon. This is a half marathon that i love and hate at the same time! The word hill in the title...well there are 4 hills in this race that have names if that tells you anything! I have been out of town the past two years for it so i was excited to be able to run this year.  I worked the night before and then headed down to the hotel where my parents had a room right by the start and finish line! They were so nice to let my sister, nice and i crash in their room! It is so nice to just walk out to the start line in the morning and avoid having to stress about traffic!

A friend of mine had asked if i would run on her daughter's team. She had shirts made up for the team...

The first 6 miles of the race felt great. My only real goal was to beat my previous time on this course from several years ago (2:01) At 6 miles this race became a beast of a mind battle for me! Everything in me wanted to stop and walk on some of the hills and i did about 4 times. My stomach hurt, my legs felt dead...it just pretty much sucked...but once i got to within 3 miles i gutted it out and ran it in. The smile on my face was only because my parents and hubby were loudly cheering me in...and i was soo stinking happy to be done! Oh, and it is a down hill finish, that always helps!

My parents both ran the 5k so we didn't get to cheer them in since they finished long before us. We did get to cheer in my sis June...

With Trey having had a seasonal job this past Spring and early summer, John was not going to be able to come to the race as he needed to take Trey to work. At the last minute he arranged to have his parents take him (Thanks Dad and Mom Seaba!) so that he could come down to cheer me on. Even though sometimes he gets sick of the hours that i spend running, he does love coming out to support me and i always love coming to the finish line when he is there hollering at me to keep moving!

Even though i was not happy with how i ran this race i did beat my previous time on this course. My finishing time was 1:57.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Last day of school

I snapped a few last day of school pictures. This was Ethan walking into school on his last day of 1st grade...

I didn't get a picture of Avery's last day but stole one from her of her and her friends near the end of the year...

Raegan's last day of kindergarten...

Trey's last day of 8th grade...

Next month i will be moving from dropping/picking up at two schools to three different schools. Life sure doesn't slow down...after all, i am putting last day of school pictures on my blog in mid July!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Spring Choir Variety Show

Avery loved choir this year. She took it 2nd semester so she got to be a part of the Spring show. She auditioned for a solo and got one so she was pretty excited! After lots of practices and a show for the school body they got to perform on a Friday night.They did two performances that night and we bought tickets for the later performance. She did a great job! 

The kids had to have been exhausted by the end after an afternoon of practice and then two performances!

They had a photographer come in and take some pictures of the kids. This is one of them that i bought of Avery. Can we say growing up too fast??!!