I completed my first official race last weekend at the Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run in Moab. My friend Nissa and I had personal best. Super excited to have done that for myself. I have lost close to 20 lbs (I know it doesn't look like it) training for the race. Every single part of my body has hurt over the past 3 months with the combination of running, yoga and weight training. Thanks to Nissa for allowing herself to be convinced to do this and thanks Ed for coming to the gym with me everyday and slowing your pace on those Saturday runs.
This weekend we had two family movie nights. We have successfully completed the Star Wars Saga and eaten our share of popcorn and Creamies. We also had a fun walk down Provo Canyon today. I miss the pre-avalanche Bridal Veil Falls. Does anybody remember the trout at the bottom of the falls? Ryan rode his Waveboard and Brennan shared his scooter with Ed. Lucky for Ed, and all of you, that I didn't post the picture of Ed purposely "mooning" me while he rode Brennan's scooter.
Where has time gone? We have been so extemely busy, I am burning the candle at both ends and in the middle. Since our focus on Family time, we have really taken it to heart and have been instituting a lot of opportunities to do things with the boys, doing things as a couple and for ourselves. For journalings sake, here are some of the highlights of February. BYU Folk Dance Ensemble - For Valentine's Day, we went on a Family Date. We went and saw the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble perform. It was a fun night and it got the boys exposed to some "culture" (if you call a bunch of BYU students performing folk dances from around the world "culture").
Peaks Jazz Festival - A couple weeks ago, Ed and I went to the Peaks Jazz Festival. It was amazing to see all that amazing young talent and see some of the best in the Jazz world perform. I wish I played an instrument! I wish we would have taken Ryan to the performance, I think it would have inspired his Trombone and Drum playing.
Family Movie Night - Over the last 4 or 5 weeks, we have instituted the Callahan Family Movie Night. This is where we watch a movie together as a family, no interruptions (okay not true, Ed has to answer his phone, potty breaks, snack breaks). We go all out with beverages, popcorn, brownies, ice cream, nachos, you get the picture. This has become a tradition for us, we look forward to it each week and I think the boys really dig it!!!
Gym - I have been working out really hard in preparation for my race in Moab in month. I've been at the gym Monday-Saturday. I also restarted training with a trainer to finish up some sessions I bought last year before my twisted ankle. Can I just say, I am in pain everyday. There has not been one day that has gone by that some part of my body does not hurt.
Jazz Game - Last Monday, one of Ed's business partners gave us tickets to his box seats for the Jazz vs. Hawks game. It was fun date night and an opportunity to visit with Ed's business partner and his wife. Can I just say that, "box seats ROCK!!!!" You do miss out on some of the energy that you get from sitting with the crowd.... But the view? The private bathroom? Comfy seats? Can't beat it!
I am trying to update my profile on my blog. It is so BORING!!
I want it to be a little quirky, describe my situation in life, my challenges, my triumphs...yada yada.... I want it to be real, not some crap about how wonderful my life is...cause let's face it...it's been the $#&@s for the past 3 years! More to come....